Faculty College 2014

Once again, Faculty College will convene at UW-Richland, in Richland Center from Tuesday, May 27 through Friday, May 30, 2014. Faculty College is the UW System's premier faculty development event. Each year, Faculty College hosts approximately 100 faculty and instructional academic staff from across the UW System for three days of intensive exploration of teaching, learning, and curricular issues.

The 2014-15 Wisconsin Teaching Fellow(s) and Scholar(s) are expected to attend. In addition, UW-Superior is invited to nominate up to four faculty or teaching academic staff members.

Letter of Interest is Required: Faculty and academic instructional staff interested in attending Faculty College should contact Maria Cuzzo at cetl@uwsuper.edu. Deadline for indicating your interest is extended from Friday, March 7 to March 14, 2014. Final decisions on the team selection will be made by March 13. Nominations approved by CETL and the Provost's Office will be submitted to the UW System Office of Professional Instructional Development (OPID). Nominees will be contacted directly by OPID with directions for online registration.

Who Should Apply?

  1. New faculty and instructional academic staff who wish to develop their pedagogy.
  2. Faculty and instructional academic staff who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in assessing student learning.
  3. Faculty instructional academic staff who are interested in developing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project.
  4. Experienced faculty who seek to renew their vitality and learn new teaching approaches.
  5. Faculty with instructional and/or faculty development responsibilities.
  6. Faculty and instructional academic staff representing a spectrum of disciplines and levels of experience.
  7. OPID particularly urges applications from people who have not previously participated in Faculty College!

What is Involved? 

This year, OPID is pleased to have a new exciting schedule that is carefully and creatively designed to promote applications of contemplative teaching practice, learning theory, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Mornings will begin with intensive seminars, which will be followed by robust round table discussions at lunch. The afternoons will be filled with interactive workshops, followed by a mindfulness series of kinetic learning activities. In addition to the regularly scheduled sessions, the conference planners will feature the UW Women's Studies Consortium's "Exquisite Uterus: Art of Resistance" project and selections from the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars poster session. Following are brief descriptions of the morning intensive seminars and some of the afternoon workshops. You will find detailed abstracts, information about additional workshops, professional biographies and photos of our presenters, and a preview of the faculty college agenda at the following website: https://www.wisconsin.edu/opid/ Link to this year's Faculty College 2014 brochure for a printable document overviewing the schedule, keynote speakers, and session descriptions.

Faculty College 2014 Intensive Seminars and Workshops:

Contemplative Consciousness and Diversity Learning Environments-Safe and Caring? by Dr. Joanne Gozawa, Professor of Transformative Leadership, California Institute of Integral Studies

Learning Reconsidered: Values & Evidence Based Teaching; and Educating the Whole Person: What Exactly Would That Mean? by Dr. Greg Valde, Professor, Educational Foundations and Graduate Studies, UW-Whitewater

Going Behind the Scenes of the Learning Process: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, by Dr. Regan A. R. Gurung, Professor of Psychology, and Dr. David J. Voelker, Professor of History, UW-Green Bay.

Rethinking Content Coverage, by Dr. David J. Voelker, Professor of History, UW-Green Bay

America's Next Top Model: Evidence-based Guidelines to Model Teaching, by Dr. Regan A. R. Gurung, Professor of Psychology, UW-Green Bay.


As in prior years, OPID will continue to pay most expenses for Faculty College, including all speaker fees, the cost of meals, and double-occupancy lodging at Richland Center for all participants. Participants are urged to register as soon as they are contacted by OPID in order to reserve accommodations at the Richland Center. Participants who request single rooms are responsible for paying additional costs (In 2012, this cost was approximately $87 extra for the entire duration of Faculty College, or $29/night).CETL will cover the cost of travel to and from Richland Center via a mini-van rental arranged by CETL.