UW - Green Bay Teaching Scholars
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 seven faculty members and instructors are selected, and each receive a $1,000.00 stipend. 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.
- Scholars will be expected to attend at least six of seven meetings, to be held on the second Friday of the month throughout the academic year
- Scholars will read and discuss Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do (2004); selections from Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind, edited by Regan Gurung, Nancy Chick, and Aeron Haynie (2009); 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.
- Scholars will participate in a formative peer-review of their teaching.
- Scholars will share the results of their SoTL project with the campus community.
(Click on the Teaching Scholar name below to view their presentations)
2014-15 Teaching Scholars
2013-14 Teaching Scholars
2012-13 Teaching Scholars