Grants, Awards, Conferences, and Travel

Grants, Awards, Conferences, and Travel

CETL Travel Grants for the 2016-17 Academic Year

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) supports UW-Superior educators to attend conferences and professional development activities that focus or include topics on teaching and learning. This year, CETL has three opportunities for conference travel:

  1. OPID Annual Conference on April 20-21, 2017. CETL will organize a UW - S team to attend the conference; those who are accepted for posters and/or presentations will be included as members of the team. THE REQUEST TO BE A TEAM MEMBER FOR THE SPRING OPID CONFERENCE MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 15, 2017.
  2. Faculty College at Richland Center, Wisconsin on May 30 - June 2, 2017. Information has not been released from OPID on this opportunity. We will send more info out in the spring semester.
  3. Professional conferences as identified by applicants. Faculty, Academic Staff and University Staff can apply for small grants to support participation and/or presentations at conferences and other professional development activities as related to teaching and learning. Funding up to $500 is available. FUNDING REQUESTS FOR TRAVEL MUST BE SUBMITTED TO CETL BY Monday, October 3 at 11:59 p.m. Travel must occur by June 30, 2017.

To apply for any of these activities, please download and submit the application on page 3 of information sheet below to CETL ( by the deadlines.

CETL Fall 2016 Travel Grant Information and Application

Upcoming Conferences

CETL Would like to thank UW-Superior Participants in the 2016 OPID Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning.

The UW System's Annual Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning brings together approximately 200 faculty, staff, and students across many disciplines to demonstrate the UW System's commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning. This spring UW-Superior sent more than a dozen campus community members to this years conference where several presented posters in interactive poster sessions.

Poster presentations are particularly useful for presenting emerging work and preliminary attempts at SOTL and may also be an excellent means of engaging in detailed dialogue about completed projects. We will provide poster stands and materials for displaying the posters.

Thanks to all the campus community members that attended and represented UW-Superior, a special congratulations to those individuals that presented at this years event.

It isn't too early to start looking ahead to the 2017 OPID Spring Conference, take some time to review past conferences and UW-Superior past projects. Details on proposal categories, proposal requirements and deadlines will become available next fall, so stop by and visit once details are available.

Lois Guderian presents at 2016 OPID conference

Lois Guderian, UW-Superior professor of music, presents at the 2016 OPID conference.

UW-Superior faculty member Sarah LaChance-Adams presents at the 2016 OPID conference.

UW-Superior faculty member Sarah LaChance-Adams presents at the 2016 OPID conference.

UW-Superior faculty member Brent Opall presents at the 2016 OPID conference.

UW-Superior faculty member Brent Opall presents at the 2016 OPID conference.

UW-Superior faculty member Mimi Rappley-Larson presents at the 2016 OPID conference.

UW-Superior faculty member Mimi Rappley-Larson presents at the 2016 OPID conference.

UW-Superior faculty member Monica Roth-Day presents at the 2016 OPID conference.

UW-Superior faculty member Monica Roth Day presents at the 2016 OPID conference.


2017 Regent's Teaching Excellence Awards individual awards nomination guidelines available

On behalf of the Board of Regents, the UW System Administration's Office of the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs invites each institution to submit one nomination for the 2017 Regents' Teaching Excellence Awards. By recognizing some of the finest of our dedicated faculty and academic staff, these awards reflect the University of Wisconsin's strong commitment to teaching.

Two $5,000 awards will be made to two faculty and academic staff members in recognition of their outstanding career achievement in teaching. Please note: The individual Teaching Excellence Award payments are processed through payroll and, as such, are subject to applicable employee payroll withholding provisions. The recipients are expected to be honored at the April 2017 Board of Regents meeting at UW-Green Bay.

Nomination Deadline: JANUARY 20, 2017

A complete set of nomination materials should be submitted electronically as one PDF document to no later than January 20, 2017. Check with your campus administration office for institutional deadlines that precede the posted UW System due date. Please refer all questions to Sal Carranza, Senior System Academic Planner, (608) 265-9177 or

Selection Committee

The Regents Teaching Excellence Awards Committee will select the recipients.


Current members of the teaching faculty and teaching academic staff at UW System institutions are eligible for the award.


Nomination materials should address the following criteria, because they will be considered by the Regents Committee in the review of all nominations.

For complete information on this award, the award process and nomination criteria, please visit the UW System webpage Regents Teaching Excellence Awards.

Faculty College

Details for 2017 Faculty College have not yet been released. Typically the dates are around the end of May through first week in June. 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.

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!

The 2016-17 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 Nominees will be contacted directly by OPID with directions for online registration.

Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC)

UW-System's Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC) advocates for effective use of technology in teaching and learning and for the advancement of the innovative use of technology in the classroom and the online environment.

LTDC Virtual Conference offers an opportunity for UW System faculty and staff to share their successes and challenges in teaching with technology. This is a great opportunity to connect with other practitioners from UW System and beyond without travel expenses.