Faculty College 2013 seeks nominations

Faculty College 2013, sponsored by the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development, will be held once again at the UW-Richland campus in Richland Center, Wisconsin, from May 28 – 31, 2013.  The College brings together approximately 100 faculty and instructional academic staff from across the System for three days of intensive exploration of teaching, learning and curricular issues.

This year OPID is pleased to feature an exciting lineup of workshops, and a keynote address from our featured speaker, Dr. Patrick Sims, Theatre Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He will present his one-man play, Ten Perfect, in which he portrays a fictionalized version of James Cameron who was nearly lynched in Marion, Indiana, in 1930.  Other workshops include “Decoding the Disciplines: Bridging the Gap between Disciplinary Thinking and Teaching Practice” by Joan Middendorf, Adjunct Professor of Educational Leadership and Lead Instructional Consultant, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Indiana University – Bloomington; “Getting Started Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” by Dr. David Voelker, Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies and History at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Advanced Methods for Using and Doing the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning” by Regan Gurung, Ben J. & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development & Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; and “Effective Teaching Practices in Online Learning” by Brian Udermann, Director of Online Education, Kristin Koepke, Instructional Designer, and Jen Snook, Instructional Designer, UW-La Crosse.

All UW System institutions have been invited to nominate four participants.  Those interested in attending should contact their Provost’s office.  Questions about Faculty College should be directed to your Provost’s office or to La Vonne Cornell-Swanson, OPID Director, at 608/263-2722 or