Grants, Awards, Conferences, and Travel

Grants, Awards, Conferences, and Travel

CETL Travel Grants for the 2017-18 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 - CETL will organize a UW-Superior team to attend the conference; those who are accepted for posters and/or presentations will be included as members of the team. Dates are April 12-13, 2018 in Madison.
  2. Faculty College at Richland Center, Wisconsin. 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, February 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Travel must occur by June 30, 2018.

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 2018 Travel Grant Information and Application


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.

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.