Excellence in Teaching and Learning Series (ETL)

Theme: Systematic Inquiry into Student Learning

The Excellence in Teaching and Learning Series program supports faculty members as they systematically inquire into their students' learning in one particular course.  The data collected can then be published as well as used to inform existing teaching practice.

The course changes and data collection should occur during the following Fall semester in the next academic year after becoming an ETL participant (exceptions will be considered for Spring courses).

Participants in the program must complete three critical parts of the project including:  completing activities prior to group meetings, participating in group meetings with other program participants, and meeting individually with the program coordinator* to discuss their project. 

*A member of the FASDB will serve in the role of organizer and facilitator of this program.

Who Can Participate? 

The program is open to all faculty members and instructional academic staff members.  Due to limited funding, we anticipate that up to five individuals will be selected to participate in this program.


A maximum of up to five faculty members will be selected to participate in the program.  Each participant will receive $1,000 to support the scholarly work of applicants.  The Excellence in Teaching and Learning Series is funded by the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board (FASDB).

Submit Your Proposal  

Interested participants must submit a brief description of an issue related to student learning that they would be like to investigate in a class he or she is regularly teaching. The Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board will evaluate all proposals.

Schedule of Meetings  

Specific dates will be identified when program participants have been identified. Meetings will occur monthly throughout the year (October-May, Final Project due in June).

Each participant is asked to share the findings of their project on the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board (FASDB) website. In addition, all participants are strongly encouraged to submit their work for scholarly publication and/or presentation (especially during the on-campus RSCA Day, URSCA Fall Gala).

*All classroom research proposals are subject to approval by the UWRF Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB)

View Application - Due: September 12, 2016

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Applications must be submitted in electronic format after the necessary signatures are obtained.  A scanned copy must be attached to an e-mail and sent to FASDB by 4:30 p.m. on the due date.  The e-mail subject line must include the grant title and last name of the applicant (example: ETL-Fischer). Applications that are not submitted following these directions will not be considered.


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Faculty and Academic Staff Development
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104 North Hall