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Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars

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Official program description from the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID):
The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) program offers UW faculty and teaching academic staff a unique opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW System and from various disciplines. Many participants have found that the experience re-energized their work and even transformed their approach to teaching and learning. Collaboration with colleagues from diverse perspectives lies at the heart of the program. In addition to discussing illuminating works from pedagogical literature, Fellows and Scholars are guided through the process of completing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project with input from fellow participants and the program co-directors. 

Participation Requirements

The WTFS program includes both "fellows” (early-career instructors) and "scholars” (seasoned educators); therefore, full-time faculty and instructional academic staff of all experience levels and disciplines are welcome to apply. Participants must be willing to travel to select OPID-sponsored meetings and events throughout the year. Additionally, each program participant will engage in ongoing consultation about and documentation of their SoTL project’s progress throughout the year. They also submit a final abstract of the project to UW System at the program's conclusion.

Application Process

Applications for the program open each fall for participation starting in the following late spring (typically with Faculty College in late May). Click the link below for the latest application information.

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Program Impact

An in-depth study completed in 2012-13 by Professors David Voelker and Ryan Martin of UW-Green Bay comprehensively assessed the long-term impact of the WTFS program on the careers of its participants, as well as the impact those participants have had on their students, institutions, and fields. Their study found that 96% of former participants reported that the program had a positive impact and one-fifth of the group reported a "transformational positive impact." The perceived benefits of the program included not only improvements in teaching and learning but also enhanced opportunities for scholarship, collaboration, and leadership.

Current UW-Green Bay Teaching Fellows & Scholars

Clif Ganyard

Clif Ganyard

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

Past UW-Green Bay Teaching Fellows & Scholars

Program Year(s) Participants
2020-22* Jessica Van Slooten
Dinesh Yadav
2019-20 Joan Groessl 
Rebecca Nesvet
2018-19 Bryan Carr
Sawa Senzaki 
2017-18 Jon Shelton
Heidi Sherman 
2016-17 Christin DePouw
Gail Trimberger 
2015-16 Kate C. Burns
Elizabeth Wheat 
2014-15 Adolfo Garcia
Alison Staudinger 
2013-14 Gaurav Bansal
Caroline Boswell 

*2020 WTFS Community of Practice + 2021-22 Fellows and Scholars