UW - Green Bay Teaching Scholars
Applications due: June 1st, 2016
The Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program aligns with the goals of the UW - System Teaching Scholars to give faculty the opportunity to enhance teaching and learning through research, collaboration and reflection.
The main activity is the development of a teaching and learning project. Simply put, the project asks Scholars to identify a strategy that may successfully address a common teaching challenge. During the first semester, each Scholar identifies a teaching challenge. The Scholar then explores strategies that may successfully address the challenge. At the end of the first semester, Scholars refine their strategies and then employ them in a class in the second semester. Each Scholar evaluates how well the strategy worked, and presents his/her findings during a campus-wide presentation.
Teaching Scholars meet about once a month to discuss books and other readings about teaching and to talk about 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.
The program offers opportunities to discuss teaching with colleagues, develop new teaching strategies, read materials about teaching and learning, and assess a learning goal through a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) project.
Up to five faculty members and instructors are selected, and each receive a $500.00 supplies and equipment 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.
See below for two examples of an awarded proposals:
- Scholars will be expected to attend at least four of the five meetings, to be held on on the following dates, from 10:30 to 12:00 in the Vista Room (MAC 301): Sept. 9, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, February 10, and April 14.
- Scholars will read and discuss Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do (2004) and Susan Ambrose, et al., How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (2010).
- 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.
2014-15 Teaching Scholars
2013-14 Teaching Scholars
2012-13 Teaching Scholars