Grants • Awards • Conferences • Travel

Grants • Awards • Conferences • Travel

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CETL Travel Grants for Spring 2016

CETL supports UW-Superior educators to attend conferences and professional development activities that focus or include significant topics on teaching and learning.  This year, CETL has three opportunities for conference travel:

  1. OPID Annual Conference, “Building Community in all Learning Environments”, on April 13-15, 2016 at Heidel House, Green Lake, Wisconsin. 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. For more information, please go to


  2. Faculty College at Richland Center, Wisconsin in May 2016 (usually the last week).  Information has not been released from OPID on this opportunity.  See information on past years at

  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.

    *All Funding has been granted, no further funding is available.
To apply for any of these activities, please submit the application to CETL ( by the dates identified above.

Approval for funding requests will be made based on the following:

  1. Status as a current campus member.
  2. Completed application. (Incomplete applications will not be considered)
  3. Impact to teaching and learning at UW – Superior.
FOLLOW-UP REQUIREMENTS - Request for written summary of experience from those funded:

CETL requires those who received funding to share information learned during the conference or other professional development activity. 

Please submit a short summary (100 words or less) of your learning experience along with your TER to CETL (c/o TER submissions without the summary will not be processed. The summary will be shared on the CETL website and may be used to promote similar activities in the future.

Questions to use for your summary include:

  • What was the most beneficial or memorable experience(s) you engaged in during the workshop/conference? Why was it beneficial or memorable?
  • Has the conference/workshop experience positively impacted your ability to perform your teaching or educational responsibilities? If so, how? How do you plan to apply your new knowledge?
  • What are the lessons learned and how do you plan to implement them in your work?

Click here for Complete Information Sheet and Form in PDF Format and more on TRAVEL INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS 

Application From Only in Word Document Format

Upcoming Conferences

2016 Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning

“Building Community in All Learning Environments”
Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin System
Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID)
& Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC)

UW System’s Annual Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning: Building Community in All Learning Environments, which will take place April 13-15, 2016.  The 2016 OPID Spring Conference will bring together approximately 200 faculty, staff, and students across many disciplines to demonstrate the UW System’s commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning. Call for proposals ended November 6, 2015, notifications to presenters is scheduled for December 2, 2015.

Every year this conference provides a forum to recognize, acknowledge, and share the expertise of faculty and academic staff who excel at teaching, value learning, and are committed to sharing their experience, knowledge, practice, and scholarship with colleagues. This year we plan to explore and share creative ways in which the intersection of pedagogy and technology are integrated into all learning environment to foster engaged student learning and the intentional relationships among scholarly assessment of student learning and inclusive learning environments.

Panel sessions are particularly appropriate for topics that benefit from multiple perspectives, including disciplinary, institutional, and national perspectives. The goal for panel presentations is to provide panelists and audience members the opportunity to exchange insights, engage in discussion, and learn from each other’s research and experiences. A panel must include more than one presenter.

Concurrent session workshops offer an opportunity for hands-on work on a SOTL question, course design, teaching practice or research method. A limited number of these 90-minute workshop slots are available during the conference, and we hope these will provide a highly interactive alternative to presentations and papers, demonstrating effective practices in pedagogy.

Interactive poster presentations will be a central component of this conference. This year’s conference will showcase posters in a space that allows a large number of participants to engage with each poster presenter, therefore we especially invite proposals for posters which take up important and timely topics related to the conference tracks.

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.

Proposal categories include:

  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in All Learning Environments
  • Online, Blended/ Hybrid, and Face to Face Learning Environments: With a Focus on Innovation, Community Building, and Assessment of Student Learning
  • Engaging students in High Impact Practice Learning Environments
  • Best Practice Strategies for Instructional Design
  • Effective Teaching Within Interactive Classrooms
  • Inclusive Excellence: Stereotype Threat in all Learning Environments
  • Universal Design in All Learning Environments

The Planning Committee for the 2016 UW System Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning looks forward to an exciting statewide conference focusing attention on the outstanding accomplishments and commitment of faculty, instructional staff, instructional designers, learning technologists, and students throughout the University of Wisconsin System.


2016 "Regent's Teaching Excellence Awards" individual awards nomination guidelines available.

On behalf of the Board of Regents, the UW System Administration Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs invites each institution to submit one nomination for the 2016 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 Awards 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 June 2016 Board of Regents meeting at UW-Milwaukee.

Nomination Deadline: JANUARY 15, 2016
A complete set of nomination materials should be submitted electronically as one PDF document to no later than January 15, 2016.

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 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.

Guidelines - 2016 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards

Cover Sheet - 2016 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards