OPID Programs

WTFS, Faculty College & Spring Conference
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2020 OPID Spring Conference

The Joys of Teaching & Learning: Creating Transformative Experiences

Thursday, April 16 & Friday, April 17, 2020 Memorial Union, Madison, WI

Calling for Proposals!

The Office of Professional Instructional Development (OPID) sponsors this annual conference each April. Approximately 200 faculty, staff and students come together across diverse disciplines to present scholarly results from teaching and student learning related research. This dynamic event provides networking, educational and scholarly engagement opportunities for all who attend! We welcome educators from all fields and community members in collaboration with UW System faculty and instructional academic staff to apply with a proposal presentation. Please view: Program/Proposal Details to prepare your presentation proposal. Proposal submissions should be prepared in a Word document, then copied and pasted into the online Presentation Proposal Form. Presenters will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of their proposal containing everything submitted.

Proposal Deadline: Monday, November 18, 2019


2020-2021 WTFS Program

Calling for Applications!

As October comes to a close, it’s time to advertise the Call for Applications for the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program. The UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) invites UW-Stout faculty and instructional academic staff to apply for its award-winning year-long program that brings together a cohort of instructors to engage in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL). You are encouraged to apply.

WTFS 2020-21 ApplicationDue Tuesday, November 19, 2019

NTLC WTFS 2020-21 Program Description

YouTube Video from Mitch Ogden, UW-Stout Wisconsin Teaching Scholar 2018-2019

YouTube Video from Todd Zimmerman, UW-Stout Wisconsin Teaching Fellow 2013-2014


Past Years' Fellows and Scholars






      • Laura Reisinger, Communication Technology (Fellow)
      • Cynthia Rohrer, Food & Nutrition (Scholar)


        • Mitch Ogden, English and Philosophy (Scholar)




          • Debbie Stanislawski, Teaching, Learning & Leadership (Scholar)



              • Chelsea Lovejoy, Psychology (Fellow)
              • David Ding, Operations Management (Scholar) 


              • Kate Edenborg, English (Fellow) and Philosophy
              • Jim Handley, Social Science (Fellow)


                  • Fassil Fanta, Social Science (Fellow)
                  • Tina Lee, Social Science (Fellow)




                      • Todd Zimmerman, Ph.D., Physics (Fellow)
                      • Joleen Hanson, Ph.D., English and Philosophy (Fellow)
                      • Maureen Mitton, MA, CID, School of Art and Design (Scholar)


                          • Maleka Hasimi, Ph.D., Biology (Fellow)
                          • Judy Johanna Hopp, Ph.D., Physics (Fellow)
                          • Laura Jean Schmidt, Ph.D., Mathematics (Scholar)



                              • Derek Wissmiller, Ph.D., Engineering and Technology (Fellow) 





                              • Amanda Little, Ph.D., Biology (Fellow)
                              • Julie Peterson, Ph.D., Art and Design (Fellow)
                              • Diane Klemme, Ph.D., SoE Instruction (Scholar)



                                • Damian Hanft, Ph.D., Hospitality and Tourism (Fellow)
                                • Quan Zhou, Ph.D., English and Philosophy (Fellow)
                                • Terri Karis, Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies (Scholar)


                                • Phillip Motley, Ph.D., Art and Design (Fellow)
                                • Laura Schmidt, Ph.D., Mathematics (Fellow)

                                Honoring Our Participants

                                Each UW institution may nominate two to three candidates for the WTFS program. The awardees participate in events throughout the year, including attending Faculty College, a summer institute, and fall and winter seminars. Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars are expected to serve as leaders and mentors, sharing their project ideas and outcomes in a variety of public forums.


                                May 26-29, 2020 Osthoff Resort at Elkhart Lake, WI

                                Call for Applications to Attend OPID's 2020 Faculty College

                                Applications due: Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

                                Keynote Speaker & Facilitator: Stephen Brookfield (John Ireland Chair at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota and author of Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher, The Skillful Teacher, The Discussion Book, and, most recently, Teaching Race) NTLC is seeking 5 instructors to team up with the NTLC director to engage in deep and meaningful dialogue during the four-day workshop themed: Equity-Minded Pedagogy. The intent will be to bring back insights to Stout that will aid in strengthening equity-minded pedagogy-influenced programming. This will be a very impactful and reflective experience.

                                *UW System’s OPID will pay for lodging, meals, and programming for our UW-Stout participants (in addition to the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars). Instructors will be assigned to a double suite, each with two private bedrooms and two bathrooms. Regarding getting there, NTLC will cover the cost of travel to and from the resort, with arrangements being made for a SUV that will enable us to carpool.

                                *Faculty College participants will be expected to write three one-page reflections at the end of Faculty College, the Fall 2020 semester, and Spring 2021 semester. A certificate of achievement will be sent to each participant in recognition of their dedication to excellence in teaching and learning.