Faculty and Academic Staff Development

Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars

The program offers UW faculty and teaching academic staff a unique opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW System and from various disciplines.

Program Insight

Many participants have found that the experience reenergized their work and even transformed their approach to teaching and learning. Collaboration with colleagues from diverse perspectives lies at the heart of the program. In addition to discussing illuminating works selected from the pedagogical literature, Fellows and Scholars are guided through the process of completing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project with input from fellow participants and the program co-directors. OPID encourages applications from eligible faculty and staff that are open to new ideas and learning from others.   

 Program Requirements

  1. Attendance at four OPID-sponsored events throughout the year
  2. Completion of a SoTL project with dissemination of results in a professional forum




UW System OPID Faculty College

May 2022

To be Determined

WTF&S Summer Institute

June 2022


WTF&S Winter Retreat

January 2023


Final WTF&S Meeting and Public Poster Session

Spring 2023


Wisconsin Teaching Fellows Selection Criteria

  1. Outstanding early-career, untenured faculty with at least one year of teaching experience at your institution (at the time of application) or full-time academic instructional staff teaching in an academic program with at least one year of teaching experience at your institution (at the time of application)
  2. All applicants must be teaching during the year of their participation in the program
  3. Evidence of excellent teaching and a dedication to continuous improvement
  4. Well-developed project proposal focused on student learning
  5. Knowledge of student learning assessment and interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  6. Interest in sharing teaching and learning innovations
  7. Interest in collaborating with faculty from various disciplines


  • Two faculty members will be selected from UWRF to complete a teaching and learning project during the  academic year. 
  • Each participant will receive $4,000 in financial support from UWRF and a $500 supplies and expense grant from OPID. 

Review Committee 

All proposals will be evaluated by the Teaching subcommittee of the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board.


  • Complete application form and all required forms.
  • Attach a recommendation from your department chair or academic dean
  • Name the file as: award name, last name, and first name ie: WTFS - Smith - Will
  • Submit completed application to and include the department chair/supervisor and dean of your college in the email submission.
  • Application is due no later than 4:30 p.m. on the due date.

Due Date

Due Date:  October 15, 2021.

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Faculty and Academic Development Board