Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars

About the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program

The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program is the signature program of OPID, and is intended to support the professional development of faculty and instructional staff. UW-Superior has a rich history of Fellows and Scholars with participation dating back to 1985.  The program offers UW faculty and teaching academic staff support in completing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project.  Fellows attend Faculty College, Summer Institute, Winter Institute & culminate their scholarly work with presenting at the OPID Spring Conference.

2018-19 Wisconsin Teaching Fellow

Jen Bird joins the diverse group of folks who have participated in this wonderful UW System program. Each year, UW-Superior has the opportunity to submit recommendations for the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholar Program. This is an exceptional professional development program organized by the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development. We are pleased to share information about Jen and her work with our campus community.

Jen is an alumni of UW-Superior, completing her sociology degree in 2001 and her M.S.E in School Counseling in 2004. Jen has been employed with UW-Superior for 18 years. She began working at UW-Superior in Residence Life in 2001. In 2009, she transitioned to her role as the Director of First Year Experience. In Summer 2018, Jen began her current position as Director of Student Development within the Dean of Student's Office.

Title of Jen's WTFS Project:

"Professional Development Portfolios (PDP): Impact on reframing and articulating student employment as a learning experience"

Congratulations to our selected 2019-20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows:

Beth Austin and Dr. Shanna Nifoussi have been selected as the next Teaching Fellows to represent UW-Superior. They will kick off their fellowship by attending Faculty College May 28th – 31st, 2019 held at UW-Platteville Richland in Richland Center, WI.