News for Faculty and Staff
UW-Madison’s Office of the Provost is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff and students for the 2017 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. Pre-proposals (signed by the department chair) are due in the office of your dean or director by noon, Monday, Dec. 5.
UW-Madison's Arts Institute has put out its 2017 Awards in the Creative Arts Call for Applications and Nominations. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Since its launch in 2011, the Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative at UW-Madison has sparked the creativity of the university’s faculty and staff to enhance the student learning experience. This fall, the initiative will again offer the EI Small Grant Program, which supports faculty and staff in their efforts to experiment with new technologies and new ways of learning. The program is modestly funded and plans to award up to 10 grants, with a maximum award of $10,000 per grant. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Oct. 28.
For more than a decade, the Wisconsin Center for Education Research has provided the grant notification service (GNS) to subscribers within WCER. But WCER reminds people that, as has been the case for the past several years, the GNS is also available to those across UW-Madison’s School of Education. If you wish to receive grant notifications via this WCER service, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “SUBSCRIBE WCER-GNS” in the subject line, and you will be included in future mailings.
As a special thank you to the many PK-12 school professionals who open their classrooms to provide field experiences for UW-Madison student teachers and practicum students, the School of Education is hosting its annual Partners in Education Banquet and Recognition Program on Thursday, May 5. The celebration runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center’s Alumni Lounge. Register for the event by Thursday, April 28.
The School of Education will be hosting Well Wisconsin for the School of Education employees on Wednesday, May 11th from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in 159 Education.
The UW-Madison School of Education is welcoming Betsy Burns as its recently appointed director of development. Burns will work closely with Dean Diana Hess in shaping the School's strategic development plans and on focusing its fundraising efforts on the All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign. Burns -- who will also work closely with the School’s External Relations Office and as the School’s lead contact with the University of Wisconsin Foundation -- additionally is focusing on building up the School of Education’s development team.
The School of Education's outstanding national reputation is due to the dedication of its faculty and staff. To recognize the hard work and talent throughout the SoE community, the External Relations Office is now accepting nominations for the 2016 School of Education Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. All nominations are due by Monday, March 7, at 5 p.m. All award recipients will be honored at a school-wide awards ceremony on April 20, 2016.
Rena Seltzer will be delivering two campus talks on Thursday, Feb. 11. Seltzer is president of Leader Academic and author of, “The Coach’s Guide for Women Professors.”
The Arts Institute is now accepting applications and nominations for the 2016 Awards in the Creative Arts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.