Responsibilities of the Subcommittees

Each of the board's five committees is responsible for a particular facet of faculty and academic staff development at UWRF.  Within their realms of responsibility, they will:

  • Support and encourage development efforts.
  • Pursue additional finding for UWRF, UW-System, and other sources.
  • Award available funds to faculty and academic staff.

Most funds will be awarded through a competitive grants process. These awards will be made solely on the basis of the merits of the proposals, not on the departmental or collegiate homes of the proposers.

  1. The Teaching Committee supports the efforts of faculty and academic staff to improve their teaching. Proposals may focus on methods or delivery of instruction or acquisition of knowledge related to one's teaching responsibilities.
    • The Teaching Committee is responsible for:
      • Retraining & Renewal grants (in consultation with College deans)
      • Regent's Teaching Excellence awards for individuals and departments
      • UWRF proposals to the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID)
      • GREAT Falcon STEM Fellows
  1. The Research Committee supports research projects of faculty and academic staff in all disciplines.
    • The Research Committee is responsible for:
      • Faculty Research grants
  1. The Faculty Professional Development Committee supports activities designed to help faculty advance themselves in their professions.
    • The Faculty Professional Development Committee is responsible for:
      • Sabbatical Leaves
      • Professional Development Grants
      • Robert P. Knowles International Education Grants
  1. The Academic Staff Professional Development Committee supports activities designed to enable individual professional development, improve program quality, and enhance institutional effectiveness.
    • The Academic Staff Professional Development Committee is responsible for:
      • Academic Staff Professional Development grants.
  1. The University-wide Initiatives Committee supports faculty and academic staff as they engage in activities which will affect large numbers of UWRF faculty, students and staff.
    • The University-wide Initiatives Committee is responsible for:
      • On-campus faculty development events, e.g. workshops during fall and spring semester administrative days

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