Professional Development Opportunities
Entire USP Teaching Community: Summer Send-Off
Wed., May 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
The entire University Studies Program community is invited for conversation, appreciation, and a sweet treat as we head into summer. With the launch of the USP just months away, take a moment to savor the great work we have accomplished and mingle with fellow USP community members. Please register here!
Quest III Course Developer Workshop & Lunch
Wed., May 29, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
August USP Teaching Community: Launch Intensives
August 13, August 15, August 21, August 28
Various session times from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
All sessions held in Reeve Union, Room 221
These select August dates will offer several sessions to help prepare the USP teaching community for this fall. Select any or all sessions on the date of your choice, and participate in great conversations, an ePortfolio workshop, lunch with colleagues, and Open Hours to work on your syllabus, clarify questions, and more. For more information and to register, please click here.
Introduction to the University Studies Program
Mon., August 19, 1:00-4:30 p.m., Reeve Union, Room 221
Tue., August 20, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Reeve Union, Rooms 214, 215, 220
These select dates offer an Introduction to the University Studies Program through an informative session and conversation on August 19, and Signature Question Dialogues on August 20. Refreshments will be served on August 19 as we welcome new hires and provide essential USP information; all our welcome to attend! On August 20, participants will choose one of three simultaneous Signature Question Dialogues, enjoy collaborative conversation over lunch, and delve into the rich perspective of one Signature Question. For more information and to register, please click here.
USP Teaching Community Gathering
Thurs., August 29
4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sage Hall Courtyard & Lobby
Join the University Studies Program community for celebration and conversation as we anticipate the launch of the USP on September 4! All are welcome to mingle with colleagues and enjoy a barbecue to mark the end of August professional development, and welcome the newest USP faculty and staff. Please register here!
ePortfolio Drop-In Lab Sessions
Select dates in May 2013
Drop-in any time during these select open lab times to ask questions, learn more, and even test out on of your assignments in the D2L ePortfolio tool. Held in the IDEA Lab in the Polk Library basement, these drop-in labs provide the opportunity to get one-on-one time with our campus ePortfolio experts. No registration or appointment is necessary. For more information, please click here.
Workshops: Reflection & the ePortfolio Process
Select dates & times in the Pollock Alumni House
Questions about how to use the D2L ePortfolio tool? Want to learn more about the ePortfolio tool in a small, interactive group? John Robertson, ePortfolio specialist, and Carleen Vande Zande will facilitate these one-hour workshops held at the Pollock Alumni House. A wide variety of dates and times are offered throughout the Spring 2013 semester. Registration is required and enrollment is limited to allow for personal attention. Teaching a USP course this fall? Sign up for one of the Workshops today! All instructors are welcome. See all the ePortfolio Workshop options now.
Select Mondays or Thursdays in the Pollock Alumni House
Do you need practical, research-based ideas to invigorate your teaching? Try one of the One-Session Wonders. These interactive, one-hour or less sessions take place in the Pollock Alumni House. Registration is required as enrollment is limited to allow personal attention. Find out more now.
Spring 2013 Best Practice Certification - STEM Gateway Courses
Select Tuesdays or Fridays
By attending all required sessions in a series and documenting the enhancements to student learning that result, faculty selected to participate can earn stipends. Find out more about Best Practice Certification.
CONNECT Professional Development
CONNECT professional development will include workshops for all three Signature Questions, as well as a Synthesis Day-an intensive dialogue on how students will analyze, interpret, and reflect on the Signature Questions. Using the ePortfolio to advance student writing and other issues will be collaboratively addressed by CONNECT instructors. Learn more and register for CONNECT professional development.
CETL Book Club - Fall 2013
Select Tuesdays in the Pollock Alumni House, 1:40 - 2:40 p.m.
The CETL Book Club provides an opportunity for professional development through cross-disciplinary dialogue about provocative issues related to teaching and learning. Find out more & register for the Fall 2013 Book Club here. Get the scoop on the current Book Club.
SOTL Mentor Program
In this year-long program, faculty and instructional academic staff with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) experience are paired with participants new to SoTL for dialogue related to scholarly investigation of teaching and learning. Discover more about the SOTL Mentor Program.
SOTL Pilot Projects Program
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Pilot Project grants are designed to encourage those interested in SOTL to address a teaching and learning challenge, and expand their SOTL research experience by completing a project to present to the UW Oshkosh teaching community. Learn more about SOTL Pilot Projects.
Senior SOTL Scholar Learning Community Program
A learning community of senior SOTL scholars are selected to design a teaching
and learning inquiry related to a specific area. This program is offered when projects are identified and funding is available. Learn more about Senior SOTL Scholar Learning Community.
Provost's Summit, Oct. 21-25, 2013
The Provost's Teaching and Learning Summit is a full week in the Fall semester packed with programming, dialogues, panel discussions and opportunities for improving teaching and student learning at UW Oshkosh. Fall 2013 Info coming soon!
ISSOTL Conference - Raleigh, N.C., October 2-5, 2013
International scholars will come together from across the globe to share recent work and discuss how our collective efforts will impact the future of higher education. Find out more at the ISSOTL Conference website.
IISSAM Conference - Los Angeles, C.A., May 30-June2, 2013
UW System Faculty College
Sponsored by The UW System Office of Professional and Instruction Development (OPID), Faculty College provides an annual spring opportunity for UW System faculty and academic staff to unite in concentrated study and discussion aimed at improving undergraduate teaching and learning. Some 100 participants attend three days of intensive, interdisciplinary seminars on topics related to teaching and learning. Each participant registers for two of the four seminars offered. The experience of the College enhances collegial interchange on teaching, contributing to a system-wide network of faculty and academic staff committed to educational excellence. For more information about UW System Faculty College, visit www.wisconsin.edu/opid/conf/fc.htm.
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program
Each participant in this UW System program undertakes a significant SoTL project, records the project’s progress on an electronic poster, and disseminates the results in public forums. Participants in the WTFS Program should be familiar with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research. Teaching Fellows and Scholars are expected to serve as leaders and mentors in campus and UW System SoTL work. Attendance at OPID-sponsored events and completion and presentation of a SoTL project are required. Look for more information and the application deadline in the fall. You can also find more information at www.wisconsin.edu/opid/wtfs/details.htm.