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Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars

November 3, 2014 Deadline for 2015-16 WTFS Applications to CETL

Every October, CETL recruits faculty and instructional academic staff for the upcoming year's Teaching Fellow and Scholar.  

The UW System Office of Academic and Student Services and the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) and the UW-Superior Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) announce the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program annually.

Interested faculty and academic staff members should contact Maria Cuzzo, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at mcuzzo@uwsuper.edu or x8482.  Self-nominations to be UW-Superior's Teaching Fellow or Scholar will be accepted until the November 3rd deadline, by completing the two forms below and submitting them to Maria Cuzzo.

Wisconsin Teaching Fellow and Scholar Application Form 2015-2016

Wisconsin Teaching Fellow and Scholar Budget Sheet Form 2015-2016

Additional information is provided in the WTFS Press Release and the WTFS Program Description for 2015-2016.

All submissions will be reviewed by a sub-committee from the CETL Advisory Committee, followed by Final Recommendations for the Fellow and Scholar to the Provost.  OPID System deadline for selections is November 15, 2014.


Each University of Wisconsin Institution may select two participants annually for the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) Program. The WTFS program is administered by UW System's Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) and co-directed by Cyndi Kernahan and David Voelkert.  

Currently, each Fellow and Scholar receives $4,000 in financial support from their institution, a $500 S&E grant from OPID, and additional funding to cover reasonable travel and lodging costs. Program details are provided below and additional information is available at the OPID website or at  http://www.uwsa.edu/opid/wtfs/details.htm

In August 2013 David Voelker and Ryan Martin completed an Assessment Project that studied the long term impact of the WTF&S program on the careers of its participants as well as considering the impact on their students, institutions and fields. 

UW-Superior's Scholars and Fellows are identified at the following links: 

Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars 2011-2015

Wisconsin Teaching Scholars 2001-2011

Wisconsin Teaching Fellows 2000-2011

Wisconsin Teaching Fellows 1895-2000

OPID's WTFS Program was awarded the prestigious 2005 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence, receiving recognition for the system-wide approach and impact, the diversity of discipllines and institutions represented, and the development of communities of teacher-scholars within and across institutions.  

The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows group will include outstanding early-career, untenured faculty and teaching academic staff.  The Wisconsin Teaching Scholars group will include outstanding tenured faculty and experienced academic staff.  Candidates must be exceptional teachers who publicly share their expertise and demonstrate leadership.  Participants in the WTFS Program should be familiar with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research.  Each participant undertakes a significant SoTL project, records the project's progress on an electronic poster, and disseminates the results in public forums.  Teaching Fellows and Scholars are expected to serve as leaders and mentors in campus and UW System SoTL work.

The WTFS Program also requires attendance at several OPID-sponsored events throughout the year, beginning with Faculty College in May at UW-Richland, followed by a one-week Summer Institute in June at UW-Madison, a fall seminar, and culminating with OPID's annual Spring Conference.


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