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 Information

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 all faculty and instructional academic staff.   

 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 28-31, 2024

The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI

WTF&S Summer Institute

June 10-14, 2024


WTF&S Winter Retreat

January 3-5, 2025


Final WTF&S Meeting and Public Poster Session

April 17-18, 2025


Wisconsin Teaching Fellows Selection Criteria

  1. Fellows: Outstanding early-career faculty with at least one year of teaching experience at your institution (at the time of application) or full-time instructional 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. Scholars: Outstanding faculty or full-time instructional academic staff with at least ten years of teaching experience.

  3. All applicants must be teaching during the year of their participation in the program.

  4. Evidence of excellent teaching and a dedication to continuous improvement.

  5. Knowledge of student learning assessment and interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

  6. A statement of your teaching philosophy.

  7. Evidence of your interest in and qualifications for the WTFS program as evidenced in your application statement.

  8. A letter of endorsement from your department chair or dean.

  9. A two-page curriculum vita.


Complete BP Logix application form

Your department chair or dean will need to write a letter of recommendation (via BP Logix). To ensure your application is completed on time please provide adequate time for them to complete their part. A request will automatically be sent to them after you have completed and submitted all other parts of the application. If you wait until at or near the deadline to apply, there might not be adequate time for the chair to write the letter, so you are encouraged to apply well in advance of the deadline.

Application and letter of recommendation are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on the due date. 

Due Date

Due Date:  November 10, 2023




  • Two people will be selected.
  • 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.

Previous Recipients

Cera Babb
Abigail Jackson
Carlos Rojas

Chris Holtcamp
Erik Kline

Chris Herganrder
Manisha Vaswani
Rebecca Haley

Rebecca Haley
Greg Kerkvliet
Sonja Maki
Scott Mitchell
Desiree Wiesen-Marten

Arriety Lowell
Casie Bass
Mialisa Moline

Mary Rohl
Ross Jilk

Diane Jacobson
Glenn Spiczak

Douglas Margolis
Dan Paulus

Grace Coggio
Lyz Wendland

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