UW System News
February 15, 2005
UW System career programs win national award
OPID offerings earn Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence
MADISON—Career development programs offered by the Office of Professional and Instructional Development of the University of Wisconsin System have been awarded a 2005 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence.
The certificate was awarded to the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Programs, which target early career/non-tenured faculty, and later career faculty leaders.
UW System President Kevin P. Reilly, OPID Director Lisa Kornetsky, and Anthony Ciccone, Director of the Center for Instructional and Professional Development at UW-Milwaukee, accepted the awards Feb. 14 during the American Council on Education annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The Hesburgh Awards are sponsored by TIAA-CREF and are presented to recognize faculty development programs that enhance undergraduate teaching and learning.
According to OPID, the program’s primary goal is to create a large network of teacher-scholars who are committed to deepening their understanding of student learning, and being advocates and leaders in their departments, campuses, and across the UW System.
The program is the signature feature of the faculty development efforts of the UW System. It is notable for its systemwide approach and impact; the diversity of disciplines and institutions represented; and its development of communities of teacher-scholars within and across institutions.
Other programs receiving 2005 Hesburgh Certificates were the Master Teacher Program at the United States Military Academy, in West Point, NY, and the Peer Review Teaching Project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.