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UW System options for professional development

Various opportunities are hosted by UW System and offered to instructors and staff at UWL. 

UW System Events

43rd Annual Faculty College 2023:
Teaching  & Learning with a Social Justice Lens

MAY 30-JUNE 2, 2023

Faculty College 2023 is designed as a systemwide institute | retreat inspired by the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and National Association of System Heads (NASH). Our System’s 13 universities are invited to attend Faculty College as teams engaged with their teaching & learning centers. Morning sessions are structured as plenary workshops followed by afternoon team discussions. Meals, after-dinner programs, and the evening fire near Elkhart Lake are opportunities for networking and connecting with systemwide colleagues. These in-between spaces have, in the past, generated innovative collaborative projects, such as co-edited books and multi-university communities of teaching & learning. 

Faculty College continues to be the first meeting place for the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS), a year-long community of practice for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL). Faculty College’s programming on Teaching & Learning with a Social Justice Lens with guest scholar-facilitator Dr. Lisa Brock generated meaningful Equity-Minded SoTL projects for the 2022-23 WTFS. We have invited “Doc Brock” back to Faculty College 2023 because of her extraordinary ability to connect – to listen, reframe, and inspire. As a history scholar, world traveler, and academic leader for justice, Dr. Brock models what it means to be a “relationship-rich” educator. 


UWL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE by NOON on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Complete the short application today! 

UWL will send 10 participants:

  • Two OPID Advisory Council members – CATL Director and faculty member
  • Three 2023-24 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars
  • Five Faculty / Instructors

More information about the event can be viewed off the UW System page

The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) program is a year-long, professional development program offered by the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID). Participants meet during the year to examine teaching and learning issues at Faculty College, a Summer Institute and several program meetings. 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. MORE INFORMATION

OPID | Spring Conference on Teaching & Learning

April, 9, 16, & 23, 2021


FREE to All UW Educators

Great keynotes, many presentations from colleagues through the UW System (several from UWL)!