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Faculty and Academic Staff Development

Administration of the Program

The UWRF Faculty and Academic Staff Development program is administered by the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board (FASDB) which consists of the following:

  • Seven tenured faculty members appointed by the UWRF Faculty Senate for terms of six years.
  • The faculty representative to the Office of Professional and Instructional Development, who shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member*.
  • Two academic staff members appointed by the Academic Staff Council, each for a six year term. 
  • The Center Director Representative to the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (CETL Director), who shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member*.
  • A representative of technology services, appointed by the Chief Information Officer, who shall serve as a non-voting member.
  • The Provost (or designee) and the Director of Grants & Research (both ex-officio, non-voting members).

*If an OPID representative is also an appointed faculty member, she/he shall not lose his/her voting privileges.

The full board will elect its chair at the first scheduled meeting. Chair terms will be two years. Chairs may be re-elected for no more than two additional terms of office.

Day-to-day operations of the Board will be conducted by the Chair of the Board, the Provost (or designee), and other board members as needed.

Board Responsibilities

  • Promotes, fosters, and supports faculty and academic staff development on the UWRF campus.
  • Makes decisions regarding the allocation of the Faculty/Academic Staff Professional Development Awards and informs Faculty Senate, Academic Staff Council and Provost and Vice Chancellor of those decisions.
  • Monitors Faculty/Academic Staff Development Program budgets and administration procedures.
  • Submits requests for changes in Faculty/Academic Staff Development Program policy to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee for referral to the appropriate Faculty Senate Committee.
  • Organizes Faculty/Academic Staff Development Program evaluation efforts.
  • Determines membership and oversees operation of the standing committees.
  • Solicits additional reviewers from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the Academic Staff Council to assist in the evaluation of proposals as appropriate.
  • Serves as liaison with UW-System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID).

Board Committees

Each of the Board's four committees is responsible for a particular facet of faculty/academic staff development at UWRF. Within their realms of responsibility, they will:

  • support and encourage development efforts,
  • pursue additional funding from UWRF, UW System, and other sources, 
  • award available funds to faculty and academic staff. Most funds will be awarded through a competitive grants process.

The Board intends that these various awards will be made solely on the basis of the merits of the proposals, not on the departmental or collegiate homes of the proposers.

  • Teaching Committee 
    • Will have at least three faculty members
    • The Teaching Committee supports the efforts of faculty and academic staff to improve their teaching. Proposals may focus on methods or delivery of instruction or acquisition of knowledge related to one's teaching responsibilities. 
  • Faculty Professional Development Committee
    • Will have at least three voting members
    • The Faculty Professional Development Committee supports activities designed to help faculty advance themselves in their professions.
  • Academic Staff Professional Development Committee
    • Will have at least three voting members, including two academic staff members
    • The Academic Staff Professional Development Committee supports activities designed to enable individual professional development, improve program quality, and enhance institutional effectiveness.
  • Research Committee
    • The Research Committee supports research projects of faculty and academic staff in all disciplines.

Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board

Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board Members

Name Status Voting Status Term
John Walker, Chair Faculty Voting 2017-2023
Caroline Baker Faculty Voting 2016-2022
Cyndi Kernahan Faculty and Center Director Representative Voting 2016-2022
Kathy Tomlinson Faculty Voting 2015-2021
Todd Savage Faculty Voting 2020-2023
Mialisa Moline Faculty Voting 2020-2023
Tim Buttles Faculty Voting 2016-2022
Arriety Lowell Academic Staff (Instructional) Voting 2020-2026
Rhonda Petree Academic Staff (Instructional) Voting 2015-2021
Wes Chapin Provost Designee Non-Voting Indefinite
Molly Wagner Director of Grants and Research Non-Voting Indefinite
Veronica Justen Faculty Representative to OPID Non-Voting 2019-2021
John Murphy Technology Services Non-Voting Indefinite

 

Teaching Committee

Faculty Professional Development Committee

Academic Staff Professional Development Committee

Research Committee

  • Faculty Retraining & Renewal Grants
  • Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program
  • Evidence-based Teaching Fellow Program
  • Faculty College Participants
  • Members
    • Arriety Lowell, Chair
    • Caroline Baker
    • John Murphy
    • Cyndi Kernahan
    • Rhonda Petree
    • Kathy Tomlinson
  • Sabbatical Leave Grants
  • Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff Professional Development Grants
  • Robert P. Knowles International Education Grants
  • Members
    • John Walker, Chair
    • Caroline Baker
    • Wes Chapin
    • Veronica Justen
    • Cyndi Kernahan
    • Mialisa Moline
    • Todd Savage
 
  • Academic Staff Professional Development Grants
  • Manley Olson Instructional Academic Staff Development Grant
  • Members
    • Rhonda Petree, Chair
    • Tim Buttles
    • Arriety Lowell
    • John Murphy
    • Kathy Tomlinson
    • Molly Van Wagner
 
  • Faculty Research Grants
  • Members
    • Tim Buttles, Chair
    • Mialisa Moline
    • Todd Savage
    • Molly Van Wagner
    • John Walker

 

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