UWC and UW System
VTLC Teaching and Learning Grants
- VTLC Teaching and Learning Grants: Small grants for projects that will explore how effective teaching can improve student learning, including important concepts or abilities that are difficult for students to learn or topics in which there is a gap between what instructors expect students to learn and what they actually achieve. This year's deadline is November 22, 2013. (Grant Guidelines & Application Form)
UW System's Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) Programs
- Faculty College: 100 faculty and staff from across the UW System for three days of seminars and concentrated study of teaching and learning, with a healthy dose of collegiality and networking. FC is held at UW-Richland Center in late May/early June of each year.
- Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program: A year-long scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) program for 30 faculty from across the UW System (2 from each institution) in which each Fellow (pre-tenure) and Scholar (post-tenure) develops, makes significant progress on, and begins to disseminate a SoTL project.
- UW System SoTL Leadership Site: This center for the scholarship of teaching and learning center is housed at UW-Milwaukee but is OPID's primary SoTL arm and extends the faculty development work of OPID by designing initiatives to encourage scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning, and by creating inter-campus collaborations for conducting SoTL research. They occasionally offer small grants for theme-specific projects, such at those related to specific disciplinary groups, diversity learning, and threshold concepts.
- Looking for other OPID grants? In the 2011-2012 year, OPID's grants were collapsed into the Growth Agenda Grants.
Other UW System Campus-Based Teaching and Learning Centers
Teaching and Learning Centers across the UW System: The other UW System campuses have teaching and learning centers with specific locations on their campuses. (Of course, the UW Colleges can't do that, so we're virtual in order to give equal, easy access to all of our 13 campuses.) These other TLCs have a variety of resources that may be helpful to you, and the ones on campuses closest to you occasionally open up their programming to colleagues from other campuses. The VTLC Director will typically forward such invitation emails.