The Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board helps organize, support, and encourage faculty development opportunities available to campus.


WTFSWisconsin Teaching Fellows/Scholars (WTF/S)

Strong candidates for Wisconsin Teaching Fellows will be outstanding early-career, untenured faculty or academic instructional staff. Wisconsin Teaching Scholars will be outstanding tenured faculty or experienced academic instructional staff. Each participant undertakes a significant Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project with results presented at the end-of-year meeting and in additional professional forums. Participants are encouraged to disseminate results beyond the UW System. Teaching Fellows and Scholars are expected to serve as leaders and mentors in campus and UW System SoTL work.

Two participants selected from UWRF will participate in a teaching and learning project during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Each participant will receive $4,000 in financial support from UWRF and a $500 supplies and expense grant from OPID.

More information about the WTF/S Program


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Excellence in Teaching and Learning Series (ETL)

The 2013-2014 Excellence in Teaching and Learning Series program supports faculty members as they systematically inquire about their students' learning in one particular course.  The data collected will be used to inform existing teaching practices.

Participants in the program must complete three critical parts of the project including:  completing activities online prior to group meetings, participating in group meetings with other program participants, and meeting individually with the program facilitator1 to discuss their project.

Six faculty members will be selected to participate in the program.  Each participant will receive $1000 to support the scholarly work of applicants.  

More information about the ETL program


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Online Teaching Institute (OTI)

The Online Teaching Institute (OTI) is a semester long program that provides individual support to faculty members who are redesigning an existing course for online delivery.  Faculty members meet regularly with an instructional designer to collaborate on the design and development of their course.  In addition, OTI participants meet with other colleagues in a group setting to share their work and receive feedback.  Online activities are also planned to provide faculty members with the experience of participating in an online course.

Each participant will receive a payment of $1000 per course credit at the time the course is delivered online for the first time.

More information about the OTI program


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The Online Course Redesign Mini-Grant provide funding and instructional support for faculty and instructional academic staff members interested in reconstructing a significant portion of a course currently offered online.  Applicants should clearly identify a teaching or student learning challenge that currently exists in the course and provide a detailed plan for redesigning their course to address the issue.  

Ten applications will be funded this fiscal year.  Participants will receive $750 per credit for the course being redesigned.  If required for the project, additional one-time funding (under $250) is available for equipment (microphone, digital camera, etc) or software (screen recording software, etc).

More information about the OCR program

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