Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars

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The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) program offers UW faculty and teaching academic staff a unique opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW System and from various disciplines. Many participants have found that the experience re-energized their work and even transformed their approach to teaching and learning. Collaboration with colleagues from diverse perspectives lies at the heart of the program. In addition to discussing illuminating works from pedagogical literature, Fellows and Scholars are guided through the process of completing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project with input from fellow participants and the program co-directors.

The 2020-21 Wisconsin Teaching fellows & Scholars program has been postponed because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

All 2020-21 nominees are participating in a summer interim Community of Practice and continuation with the WTFS program in 2021-22 will be confirmed with their universities.


For university specific information: Contact your Provost’s Office or your Center for Teaching & Learning Director.

You may also want to speak to other faculty or staff who have been past participants in the WTFS Program over recent years.

For programmatic assistance: Contact the WTFS Co-Directors Heather Pelzelpelzelh@uww.eduAlison Staudingerstaudina@uwgb.edu,
or Fay Akindes, Director of Systemwide Professional and Instructional Development, fakindes@uwsa.edu, (608) 263-2684.

For technical support: Contact Catherine King, Program Associate, Office of Academic Programs & Faculty Advancement, UW System, cking@uwsa.edu, (608) 262-8522.