Advancement of Teaching and Learning

CATL

UWGB Teaching Scholars

The Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program celebrates and promotes teaching excellence and self-reflection through a year-long professional development opportunity. We welcome applications from the newest and the most senior faculty at UWGB. Because we are all continuously developing as educators it is also an experience that faculty members may participate in more than once and gain something entirely new. In fact, we are revising Teaching Scholars to incorporate a changing annual theme (e.g., Students and Communication) to inspire readings, discussion, and potential projects that year. The program does align with the goals of the larger UW System Teaching Scholars initiative to provide faculty members with the opportunity to enhance teaching and learning through research, collaboration and reflection. In fact, many UWGB Scholars have gone on to participate in the System-wide program. The main activity of the Teaching Scholars Program is the development of a teaching and learning project. Simply put, Scholars identify a strategy that may, for example, successfully address a common teaching challenge or enhance student learning in a course. With support from colleagues and the director, Scholars use the first semester to select/refine a project topic and identify a method for implementing it (e.g., choose a specific teaching strategy to use and method to assess impact). They implement their projects in a class in the second semester. Scholars evaluate how well the strategy worked, and present their findings during a campus-wide presentation.

Teaching Scholars meet about once a month to discuss readings about teaching and their on-going projects. Meetings are informal, with lots of free-flowing conversation. Past participants have found the program to be an enjoyable experience, and have described it as a supportive environment filled with great conversation and wonderful guests.

Up to five faculty members and instructors are selected through an application process. They receive a $500.00 supplies and equipment (S&E) award. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to design their SoTL project in the Fall for implementation in the Spring of the following semester, as is described above.

Here are two examples of an awarded proposals:

EXAMPLE 1
EXAMPLE 2

Program Requirements

  • Scholars will attend at least four of the five scheduled meetings listed on the Call for Applications.
  • Scholars will read and discuss materials (e.g., chapters, articles) selected to fit with the year’s chosen theme (e.g., Students and Communication) and the selected scholars’ particular interests within it. 
  • Scholars will develop and implement a scholarship of teaching and learning project with guidance from the director.
  • Scholars will participate in a formative peer-review of their teaching.
  • Scholars will share the results of their SoTL project with the campus community.

Previous Scholars

2016-17: Ioana Coman, Joan Groessl, Michael Rector, Heidi Sherman
2014-15: Tohoro Akakpo, Sherri Hanrahan, J P Leary, Eric Morgan, Sawa Senzaki, Jon Shelton, Aaron Weinschenk, Joanne Dolan
2013-14: Jenell Holstead, Katia Levintova, Chris Martin, Deirdre Radosevich, Alison Staudinger, David Helpap, Gail Trimberger, Elizabeth Wheat
2012-13: Dallas Blaney, Sarah Himmelheber, Yunsun Huh, J. Vincent Lowery, Vicki Medland, Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz
2011-12: Gaurav Bansal, Franlin Chen, Adolfo Garcia, Amanda Nelson, Alma Rodriguez Estrada, David Voelker, Jennifer Lanter