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Grant, Conferences, and Travel Resources

A brief guide to finding funding opportunities and writing grant proposals.

Conferences and Travel Opportunities

Each year, the CLIC supports and sponsors faculty and staff in their professional development endeavors to attend teaching and learning related professional development events such as:

  • OPID Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning
    • Each spring, faculty, instructors and lecturers from across UW System, gather to share experiences, knowledge and innovative teaching and learning practices. The Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning is also the culminating event for the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program CLICL sponsors group travel for up to 16 participants from UW Superior to attend.
      • Typical Application to Attend OPID Spring Conference Process:
        • CLIC shares a call for application for up to 16 members of the campus community to attend which is generally sent out in December with deadline typically in mid-March
        • Applications are submitted to CLIC by the deadline
        • Applications are evaluated with sponsorship preference given to those selected by system as conference presenters
        • CLIC confirms attendees and assists with group travel logistics.

        CLIC also offers support for instructors to attend conferences and workshops related to professional development in teaching and learning.

        Watch for CLIC  monthly messages and the Staff Digest for proposal and attendee information, deadline dates and event details.

         
  • Faculty College
    • Faculty College is an annual summer kick-off retreat for UW System educators. Every year, typically at the end of May, approximately 100 faculty and instructional academic staff from throughout the UW System meet for three days of reflective exploration of teaching, learning and curricular issues. Appointed by their Provosts, participants also engage in shared meals, contemplative walks, and collegiality across disciplines and institutions.

      Faculty College Requirements:

      • Faculty College is designed to be a retreat. Participants should lodge on-site and stay through the program’s entirety.  Participants who are unable to begin and end with the group should postpone their participation.
      • Write three one-page reflections at the end of Faculty College, the next fall semester, and the following spring semester

      Faculty College Process:

      • CLIC shares a call for application for up to 4 to 6 members of the campus community to attend Faculty College typically sent out at the end of October with deadline typically in early December.
      • Applications are submitted to CLIC by the UW-Superior deadline (typically early December).
      • Submissions are evaluated with finalist recommendations made to the Provost’s Office.
      • Provost’s Office notifies OPID of selections by the UW System deadline (typically mid December).
      • OPID/System confirms the appointments & notifies the Provost’s Office
      • Provost’s Office/CLIC confirm attendees and assists with travel logistics
       
  • ISSoTL
  • Instructional Development Institute 
    • Watch for CLIC Calendar of Events, CLIC monthly messages and the Staff Digest for information, deadline dates and event details.

 

  • Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars
    • The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program is the signature program of the UW Systemwide Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) and is intended to support the professional development of faculty and instructional staff.

      UW-Superior has a rich history of Fellows and Scholars with participation dating back to 1985. The program offers UW faculty and teaching academic staff an opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW system from various disciplines as well as support in completing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project. 

      UW-Superior nominates two WTFS who will attend Faculty College, Summer Institute, Winter Institute & culminate their scholarly work with presenting at the OPID Spring Conference.

      WTFS Program Requirements:

      • Attendance at four OPID-sponsored events throughout the year required:
        • Faculty College: May 2019 – UW-Richland Center 
        • Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Summer Institute: June 2020– the Madison Concourse Hotel
        • Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Winter Institute: January 2021 – dates and location TBD 
        • Final meeting & Spring OPID Conference on Teaching & Learning – April 2021 – dates and location TBD
      • Consultation and recording of SoTL project's progress throughout the program year
      • Submission of SoTL project abstract to UW System
      • Presentation of SoTL project & poster at the Spring OPID Conference

      Fellows/scholars receive a $4,000 stipend in financial support from UW-Superior and a $500 Supplies & Expense grant from OPID.

      WTFS Program Process:

      • CLIC shares a call to action to the campus community for application as a WTFS typically toward the end of October with deadline typically mid November.
      • Applications are submitted to CLIC by the UW-Superior deadline
      • Submissions are evaluated with finalist recommendations made to the Provost’s Office.

       

      For additional information, please contact UW-Superior CLIC Director, Jamie White-Farnham

      WTFS History

      2020/21 (continued to 2021/22) Wisconsin Teaching Fellows:

      Dr. Praopan Pratoomchat

      Dr. Nicholle Schuelke

      2019/20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows:

      Dr. Shanna Nifoussi

      Beth Austin

Check out additional CLIC sponsored session details and opportunities here. Watch for CLIC Messages and the Staff Digest for proposal submission and attendee information, event details and deadlines.