Wisconsin Teaching Scholars (WTS)
Awarded the prestigious 2005 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of
Excellence, the Wisconsin Teaching Scholars Program (WTS) is designed for fifteen
mid- to late-career faculty and academic staff (one from each UW System institution)
who have had experience in examining teaching and learning issues. Nominees must have
knowledge of and interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL),
demonstrated success in implementing and disseminating teaching and learning
innovations, and a record of campus leadership on issues of teaching and learning.
Each Scholar in the program undertakes a scholarly teaching project aimed at
advancing our understanding of what works to improve student learning and of
how SoTL work can be done most effectively. As an essential part of this process,
Teaching Scholars are expected to disseminate the results of their work in a
publication, conference presentation, campus workshop, or via other appropriate
forums. They are also expected to serve as leaders and mentors in UW System SoTL work.
Each UW Institution may name one Scholar for the 2007-08 Program. Each Scholar
will receive $4,000 in financial support from their institution and a $500 S&E
grant from OPID.
The Call for Nominations for 2007-08 Scholars was sent out to Provosts on
September 25, 2006 with a response due date of November 17, 2006.
To Apply: Contact your Provost's office for application forms and