Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Distance Learning (DL) Faculty Guide

Our faculty/staff guide for online course development and teaching can be downloaded from the link below. It was last updated February 10, 2014. 

Faculty/Staff Guide to Course Development and Teaching for Online and Distance Learning.

DL Professional Development/Travel Grants

The Distance Learning Center (DLC) and the Online Community of Practice (CoP) Steering Committee put out calls for applications for Distance Learning (DL) Professional Development and Travel funds for each fiscal year, which ends on June 30. These funds should be spent by then. Requests of up to $1,000 will be considered. These funds don't have to be used for a DL conference. They just need to be used for something that will enhance your DL course(s).

You are eligible to apply for these funds if you are a member of the UW-Superior faculty or teaching academic staff, and you have recently taught, are currently teaching, or are being scheduled to teach an online course through the DLC. Download the application form, below, for details.

The initial deadline for applying for funds for this fiscal year was last spring. The current application deadline is Friday, December 4. If funds remain, there will be another call for applications in December, with a deadline of February 1.
To apply, save the attached application form to your computer, type into it, save a copy for yourself, and email a copy to Karen Plass (kplass@...). (You can save your partially completed form, and complete it in several sessions, if you like). We changed it from a web form to a three-page PDF document, to make it easier for you.
Requests received by December 4 will be reviewed that week. Decisions will be made and communicated prior to the end of this semester.
Requests received after December 4 will be saved for the February 1 deadline. Those requests will be reviewed during the first week of February, with decisions contingent on the amount of funding that remains available.

Congratulations to Recipients of DL Professional Development/Travel Grants!

The Online Community of Practice Steering Committee is pleased to announce the grants listed below.

Recipients are expected to share what they've learned, presented, or will present, within six months of the event for which they receive funding. To do this, recipients typically submit a one-page reflection paper, share their conference PowerPoint or video, or give a presentation on campus.

Summer 2015: 

  • Expenses related to the August 2015 Annual Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison were covered directly by the DLC, and won't count against future funding requests. Attendees were: Nate Anderson, Bhesh Mainali, Karen Plass, Kim Rawson and Tom Tu.

April 2015 for FY 2015-16:

  • Ephraim Nokoi, $1,000: National Communication Association's Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV: November 2015.

March 2015 for Spring 2015 (FY 2014-15):

  • Lois Guderian, $1,000; Mountain Lake Colloquium, Pembroke, VA; May 2015.
  • Sarah LaChance Adams, $1,000; Giving Voice to Experience; Seattle; April 2015.

December 2014 for Spring 2015 (FY 2014-15):

  • Kenna Bolton Holz, $500: Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting; Chicago; April 2015.
  • Maryjane Burdge, $217 [$160 spent]: OPID Spring Conference; Green Lake, WI; April 2015.
  • Dixie Dorman, $500 [not spent]: Master Apprenticeship, Ojibwe Language; Spring 2015.
  • James Geidner, $500: Annual Head Start Conference; Wisconsin Dells; February 2015.
  • Eleni Pinnow, $500: Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting; Chicago; April 2015.
  • Shin-Ping Tucker, $500: IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics; Taiwan; June 2015.

May 2014 for FY 2014-15:

  • Sarah LaChance Adams, $500 [$321 spent]: Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy; New Orleans; October 2014.
  • Chip Beal, $500: COPLAC Annual Meeting; Durango, CO; June 2014.
  • Tom Tu, $1,000: Fusion 2014, D2L User Conference; Nashville, TN; July 2014.
  • Kim Rawson, $500 [$278 spent]: Writing Across the Peninsula Conference; Marquette, MI; October 2014.

Distance Learning Center funding for early FY 2014-15:

  • Jerry Hembd, $230: Distance Teaching and Learning Conference; Madison; August 2014.