The Office of Professional and Instructional Development offers grants of up to $1,000 for the development and sponsorship of local, regional, and systemwide workshops and conferences focused on the improvement of teaching.
OPID is particularly interested in proposals that focus on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and in activities that build upon existing campus initiatives focused on teaching and learning. We are always eager to create opportunities for faculty and staff who have received previous Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Grant (UTLG) program grants to share those projects and their results with colleagues. OPID Conference Development Grants also support workshops, seminars or conferences on teaching-related subjects, including meetings of faculty or staff in a particular discipline to discuss teaching issues raised by that discipline. Proposers may invite guest speakers to give presentations as part of their program. Funds typically support guest travel, materials, and some expenses incidental to the funded event; they are not intended to support conference travel for individual faculty members attending non-OPID-funded events.
Proposals are due in the OPID office on October 23, 2009 for events taking place between January 1 and June 30, 2010. Proposers may request additional details and guidelines from La Vonne Cornell-Swanson at 608.263.2722 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The grant guidelines and application are also available on the OPID website at http://www.uwsa.edu/opid/grants/