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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.

To Apply:

  • Each UW System institution has its own application deadline prior to the final submission deadline. Please contact your Provost’s Office for their deadline.
  • Application materials are all electronic, Download, Save As, and Reopen saved document to complete with electronic signatures. Scan or Print to PDF if file size exceeds limit for upload.
  • Applications are due to UW System’s Office of Academic Affairs & Educational Innovation via the WTFS 2020-21 Application Form by Thursday, December 19, 2019. Login with your UW Institution credentials is required.
  • Appointment letters will be sent out before February 2020.


For institution 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,
or Fay Akindes, Director of Systemwide Professional and Instructional Development,, (608) 263-2684.

For technical support: Contact Catherine King, Program Associate, Office of Academic Programs & Educational Innovation, UW System,
(608) 262-8522.