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. Faculty College at UW-Richland campus, Richland Center, WI in May 31-June 3, 2016. More More information on Faculty College 2016 as well as Faculty College from previous years can be found on the UW System website under professional development at:

  2. 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 Form Only in Word Document Format

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.

Are you interested in the 2017 Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning?

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.


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


Faculty College

2016 Faculty College will convene at UW-Richland, in Richland Center. The dates set aside this year are Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3. 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 2015-16 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 Monica Roth Day at  Deadline for indicating your interest Friday----.  Final decisions on the team selection will be made by ------. 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's 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:

Faculty College 2016 Intensive Seminars and Workshops