News for Faculty and Staff

Mon
Nov
16
UW-Madison's Teaching Academy is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning, a four-day bootcamp to redesign a course. The institute will be held for four days during the week of June 6-10, 2016 at the peaceful UW-Madison Arboretum — a great place to reflect on teaching and rejuvenate your passion for education. The typical day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Tue
Oct
13
In an effort to help its faculty, staff and students implement innovative projects designed to bolster teaching and learning, UW-Madison’s School of Education is once again putting out a call for proposals for its Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion (RITI) grants. These RITI grants can be used to pay for items such as software, hardware, design consulting or software development for the innovation. MERIT will also provide limited support for specialized services free of charge, although restrictions may apply to video production and software coding. Grant applications are due by Nov. 13.
Fri
Oct
09
UW-Madison’s Office of the Provost is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff and students for the 2016 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition. This endowment helps foster the Wisconsin Idea, the philosophy that the knowledge, ideas and solutions generated at the University benefit the people of Wisconsin, our nation and the world.
Mon
Sep
28
The Summer Term Special Initiatives were established to provide departments with funding and resources to develop summer curriculum that address high demand and student need. It also provides students with enhanced learning opportunities while providing faculty and staff with teaching opportunities that allow them to take advantage of new teaching methods and tools. Pre-proposals from department chairs are due to School/College Summer Dean on Oct. 12.
Mon
Sep
28
University staff, academic staff and faculty from across campus are invited to the UW-Madison Shared Governance Reception, which will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The event will be held at Union South’s Varsity Hall, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. At the reception, you can network and celebrate shared governance on campus. You will be able to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of shared governance representation and inquire about opportunities to get involved in shared governance.
Wed
Sep
16
Since its beginning in 2011, the Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative at UW-Madison has sparked the creativity of our faculty and staff to enhance the student learning experience. Continuing to support faculty and staff in these efforts is a high priority. Therefore, we are pleased to announce another year of the EI Small Grant Program, which will provide grants of up to $10,000 each. The deadline to submit all proposals is Monday, Oct. 26. Funding decisions will be made by late-November, followed by notifications to all applicants thereafter.
Wed
Sep
16
Faculty and all staff from across the School of Education who would like a new studio headshot photo can take advantage of four upcoming opportunities. No appointment is necessary for these drop-in sessions, which are being made available by MERIT during the week of Oct. 5.
Tue
Sep
15
The event is titled, "Do the right thing: How to encourage ethical behavior and practice." The purpose of this conference is to bring multi-disciplinary perspectives to bear on the issue of ethical behavior and practice. The Conference will explore the motivating factors, norms, incentives and codes of conduct that affect ethical thinking and behavior by leveraging academic research and professional perspectives. Its ultimate goal is to apply this broad learning to a better understanding of ethics in engineering practice and the built environment.
Wed
Feb
25
Applications for the WCER Research Support Award must be submitted by May 1. The purpose of the WCER Research Support Award is to provide financial support to faculty research efforts in the School of Education. Funds can be used to supplement current research projects or be used to start new projects.
Fri
Feb
06
A session to address the most common errors, issues and other delays in the Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process will take place on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 9 to 10 a.m. The event, titled, “IRB 103: How to Avoid Delays in the IRB Approval Process,” will be held in room B137 of Lathrop Hall.
Mon
Feb
02
UW-Madison’s Teaching Academy has announced its annual call for nominations for faculty/staff Fellows or graduate/professional student or postdoctoral Future Faculty Partners. Nominees should have demonstrated teaching excellence, and displayed a willingness to be active participants in Academy events and governance.
Mon
Nov
10
Applications for the spring 2015 edition of Blend@UW are now being accepted. Blend@UW supports Educational Innovation by helping faculty develop blended courses that foster deeper, more active learning for students. Applications are being accepted through Dec. 5. Classes begin Jan. 28 and 29.
Wed
Nov
05
The Office of University Relations is seeking applicants for the Statewide Outreach Incentive Program. The program provides funding to new and existing education and outreach programs and projects targeted to Wisconsin communities outside of Dane County.
Tue
Nov
04
UW-Madison’s School of Education and the Department of Surgery are teaming up again for a second, day-long collaboration event on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The goal of this meeting is to provide a venue for continued collaboration and the generation of new ideas. It was December 2013 when about 60 faculty members from the School of Education and the Department of Surgery first met to brainstorm about potential joint projects.
Wed
Oct
15
Charlene Walker has been named the new director of Education Portfolios and Career Services (EPCS).
Fri
Oct
10
Larry Michaelsen will be delivering presentations about team-based learning at UW-Madison on Thursday, Nov. 13. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and run until about 3 p.m., and include a break for lunch. It is free and open to the public, and will be held in room 159 of the Education Building.
Fri
Oct
03
As part of UW-Madison’s efforts to enhance student learning assessment across campus, the university is asking all departments to identify learning outcomes for each of their programs by the end of the 2014-15 academic year. To assist departmental teams that are working to articulate or revise student learning outcomes, there is a new workshop series for department chairs, curriculum committee members, and other faculty and staff. The first workshop will be offered twice this fall semester, once on Nov. 4 and again on Dec. 5. Both sessions run from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Wed
Sep
24
In this election year, you may receive questions about appropriate political campaign activities by UW employees and student organizations. To help you respond to these questions, we are providing you with the updated Guidance on Political Campaign Activities at University of Wisconsin System Institutions.
Tue
Sep
23
MERIT is accepting applications for the Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion (RITI) grant, which is designed to increase the use of technology in School of Education classrooms. The RITI grants call for the use of technology in the classroom that can be replicated for use by other instructors. Grant applications are due Oct. 15.
Wed
Aug
27
Starting in the Fall 2014 semester, UW-Madison School of Education will be home to a new interdisciplinary speaker series: the Wisconsin Ideas in Education Series (WIES). The goal of WIES is to bring leading scholars to UW-Madison to share and discuss their work in education research.