November 9 is the deadline to nominate a faculty member or a teaching academic staff member for two very prestigious programs: the 2008-09 Wisconsin Teaching Scholars (WTS) and the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows (WTF) Program. Each UW System campus sponsors one Scholar and one Fellow.
The Wisconsin Teaching Scholars Program is designed for mid- to late-career faculty or teaching academic staff with at least 10 years of college teaching. Applicants must have knowledge of and interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), demonstrated success in implementing and disseminating teaching and learning innovations, and a record of campus leadership on issues of teaching and learning.
The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows Program is designed for outstanding early-career, untenured faculty and teaching academic staff who show exceptional promise as college teachers. They should be interested in SoTL research and in examining the issues faced by early-career faculty and teaching academic staff.
The Provost’s Office will provide each Scholar and Fellow with $4,000 stipend to be paid within a month of the Summer Institute. Travel expenses for Scholars and Fellows to attend the four OPID-sponsored events that are a required part of these programs will also be covered by the Provost’s Office (approximately $700). The UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) will provide each fellow and scholar with $500 S&E.
Please feel free to contact Mo Noonan Bischof, Assistant to the Provost, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 265-4413.
An introductory guide to SoTL work can be found at: http://www4.uwm.edu/LeadershipSite/ or consult the Randy Bass article, The Scholarship of Teaching: What’s the Problem? at: http://www.doiiit.gmu.edu/Archives/feb98/rbass.htm