UW-Superior Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars

About the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program

This program is the signature program of OPID, and it supports the professional development of faculty and instructional staff. UW-Superior has a wonderful history of Fellows and Scholars with participation dating back to 1985, offering UW faculty and teaching academic staff in completing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project.

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Wisconsin Teaching Fellow

Edie Wasyliszyn 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 announce the selection of Edie for this year.

Edie is an alumni of UW-Superior, completing her social work degree in 1996 and her accounting degree in 2004. She then completed her MBA at the College of St. Scholastica in 2013 and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Accounting at Mankato State University. She began teaching at UW-Superior in 2011 as a senior lecturer and moved to her current assistant professor position in 2014. She teaches courses across the accounting spectrum. Edie brings a wealth of professional experiences to the classroom, and continues to draw from her work as controller for Atiki’s, in St. Paul. She also maintains an active CPA license.

Edie’s project will focus on student engagement and active learning in accounting courses, with broad applications to other disciplines.

Our current Fellow, Kristin Riesgraf and Scholar, Dr. Mei Cao and will complete their projects this spring, culminating in regional presentations at the OPID conference.

Each University of Wisconsin Institution may select two participants annually for the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program. The WTFS program is administered by UW System's Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) and co-directed by Cyndi Kernahan (UW-River Falls) and David Voelker (UW-Green Bay).

Currently, each Fellow and Scholar receives financial support from their institution and additional funding to cover reasonable travel and lodging costs. For more information please contact CETL.

Past UW-Superior Scholars and Fellows

OPID's WTFS Program was awarded the prestigious 2005 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence, receiving recognition for the system-wide approach and impact, the diversity of disciplines and institutions represented, and the development of communities of teacher-scholars within and across institutions.

The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows group will include outstanding early-career, untenured faculty and teaching academic staff. The Wisconsin Teaching Scholars group will include outstanding tenured faculty and experienced academic staff. Candidates must be exceptional teachers who publicly share their expertise and demonstrate leadership. Participants in the WTFS Program should be familiar with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research. Each participant undertakes a significant SoTL project, records the project's progress on an electronic poster, and disseminates the results in public forums. Teaching Fellows and Scholars are expected to serve as leaders and mentors in campus and UW System SoTL work.

The WTFS Program also requires attendance at several OPID-sponsored events throughout the year, beginning with Faculty College in May at UW-Richland, followed by a one-week Summer Institute in June at UW-Madison, a fall seminar, and culminating with OPID's annual Spring Conference.