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Contact Faculty Development

Chair
Andrzej Dziedzic
(920) 424-7277
dziedzic@uwosh.edu
Faculty Development Administrator
Cindy Maas
(920) 424-1315
maasc@uwosh.edu

Office located in Dempsey Hall Suite 214

Faculty Development

The UW Oshkosh Faculty Development Program includes a variety of programs to support a broad range of research, teaching and other professional development activities. The program consists of ten components listed below. All components require a proposal from a faculty or academic staff member and all proposals (with the exception of Small Grants) are recommended or not recommended for funding to the Provost and Vice Chancellor by the Faculty Development Board.

Teaching Component

Supports continuing faculty and academic staff to engage in substantial teaching improvement efforts that cannot effectively be completed during an academic year contract. Teaching proposals may focus on methods or delivery of instruction, or knowledge acquisition related to one’s teaching responsibilities. The Teaching Subcommittee administers this component, but proposals are evaluated by the Teaching Panel (a peer group selected by the Teaching Subcommittee through a self-nomination process). Panel members read proposals and evaluate them against criteria defined by the Teaching Subcommittee. The Board uses panelist evaluations to make award recommendations.

Research Component

Provides support for new and continuing research projects of continuing faculty and academic staff in all disciplines. In the evaluation process, the unique capabilities and interests of individual faculty and academic staff are considered. While this component is administered through the Research Subcommittee, proposals are evaluated by the Research Panel (a peer group selected by the Research Subcommittee through a self-nomination process). Panel members read proposals and evaluate them against criteria defined by the Research Subcommittee. The Board uses panelist evaluations to make award recommendations.

Faculty College Component

Offers special seminars or workshops for UW Oshkosh faculty and academic staff in areas of professional and scholarly concern. These on-campus seminars or workshops may focus on educational issues, specific disciplines or professions, or topics of general interest to society. Proposals are evaluated by the Faculty College Subcommittee of the Faculty Development Board.

Off-Campus Component

Provides faculty members in all academic areas with auxiliary support to cover registration fees, travel, and housing expenses associated with focused, interactive professional learning experiences. The Faculty Development Board’s Off-Campus Subcommittee evaluates proposals.

Small Grant Component

Provides faculty and academic staff members with small amounts of auxiliary support with a three working day approval process. The Faculty Development Board Chair and the Director of Grants and Faculty Development evaluate proposals.

Faculty Sabbatical Component

Enables recipients to become more effective teachers and scholars and to enhance their services to the University through intensive study. This privilege is granted to faculty members on the merit of their academic contributions. Faculty must have completed six or more years of full-time UW System instructional service and not have taken a sabbatical during the previous six years of full-time service. Sabbaticals may be for one or two semesters.

Individually Planned Program Component

Provides support for self-designed study programs which are part of the proposer’s ongoing developmental activities.  Support is provided for up to 15% CAS, or the equivalent in release time. The activities are based on the proposer’s individual development needs, not based on the needs of the proposer’s academic unit. The Faculty Development Board’s IPP Subcommittee evaluates proposals.

 

Institutional Needs Component

Provides support for faculty and academic staff to perform professional activities related to specifically identified University needs.  Possible need and proposed solution may be suggested by any person or group in the University for evaluation by the Faculty Development Board.

Release Time for Grant Writing Component

Provides faculty and academic staff with a maximum of one course release (7.5% CAS) per academic year for the preparation of one or more substantive extramural grant proposals.

Extramural Matching Grant Component

Provides limited supplemental funding for extramural grants in cases in which matching funds are required by the extramural agency or are clearly necessary to accomplish the project’s scope of work.  Faculty Development Program Extramural Matching Grants are not intended to become permanent supplements to external dollars.  Nor are they to be used to expand a project’s scope of work beyond what is described in the external request.

Academic Staff Professional Development Fund (ASPDF)

The fund will support activities including, but not limited to:

  • attendance at conferences or workshops to acquire specific skills or knowledge
  • a staff exchange or internship that requires an extended period of involvement
  • participation in structured learning settings at other institutions or agencies

Academic Staff may request up to $1000 of funding per person per year. As a reminder. Academic Staff members are encouraged to seek funding from multiple sources for professional development activities such as through their department, College, Unit, or Division as well as the ASPDF.

Please visit the Senate of Academic Staff website for updated information on the ASPDF Guidelines & the ASPDF application. Information is located under the Professional Development Fund tab on their website.

Faculty Development

The UW Oshkosh Faculty Development Program includes a variety of programs to support a broad range of research, teaching and other professional development activities. The program consists of ten components listed below. All components require a proposal from a faculty or academic staff member and all proposals (with the exception of Small Grants) are recommended or not recommended for funding to the Provost and Vice Chancellor by the Faculty Development Board.

Teaching Component

Supports continuing faculty and academic staff to engage in substantial teaching improvement efforts that cannot effectively be completed during an academic year contract. Teaching proposals may focus on methods or delivery of instruction, or knowledge acquisition related to one’s teaching responsibilities. The Teaching Subcommittee administers this component, but proposals are evaluated by the Teaching Panel (a peer group selected by the Teaching Subcommittee through a self-nomination process). Panel members read proposals and evaluate them against criteria defined by the Teaching Subcommittee. The Board uses panelist evaluations to make award recommendations.

Research Component

Provides support for new and continuing research projects of continuing faculty and academic staff in all disciplines. In the evaluation process, the unique capabilities and interests of individual faculty and academic staff are considered. While this component is administered through the Research Subcommittee, proposals are evaluated by the Research Panel (a peer group selected by the Research Subcommittee through a self-nomination process). Panel members read proposals and evaluate them against criteria defined by the Research Subcommittee. The Board uses panelist evaluations to make award recommendations.

Faculty College Component

Offers special seminars or workshops for UW Oshkosh faculty and academic staff in areas of professional and scholarly concern. These on-campus seminars or workshops may focus on educational issues, specific disciplines or professions, or topics of general interest to society. Proposals are evaluated by the Faculty College Subcommittee of the Faculty Development Board.

Off-Campus Component

Provides faculty members in all academic areas with auxiliary support to cover registration fees, travel, and housing expenses associated with focused, interactive professional learning experiences. The Faculty Development Board’s Off-Campus Subcommittee evaluates proposals.

Small Grant Component

Provides faculty and academic staff members with small amounts of auxiliary support with a three working day approval process. The Faculty Development Board Chair and the Director of Grants and Faculty Development evaluate proposals.

Faculty Sabbatical Component

Enables recipients to become more effective teachers and scholars and to enhance their services to the University through intensive study. This privilege is granted to faculty members on the merit of their academic contributions. Faculty must have completed six or more years of full-time UW System instructional service and not have taken a sabbatical during the previous six years of full-time service. Sabbaticals may be for one or two semesters.

Individually Planned Program Component

Provides support for self-designed study programs which are part of the proposer’s ongoing developmental activities.  Support is provided for up to 15% CAS, or the equivalent in release time. The activities are based on the proposer’s individual development needs, not based on the needs of the proposer’s academic unit. The Faculty Development Board’s IPP Subcommittee evaluates proposals.

 

Institutional Needs Component

Provides support for faculty and academic staff to perform professional activities related to specifically identified University needs.  Possible need and proposed solution may be suggested by any person or group in the University for evaluation by the Faculty Development Board.

Release Time for Grant Writing Component

Provides faculty and academic staff with a maximum of one course release (7.5% CAS) per academic year for the preparation of one or more substantive extramural grant proposals.

Extramural Matching Grant Component

Provides limited supplemental funding for extramural grants in cases in which matching funds are required by the extramural agency or are clearly necessary to accomplish the project’s scope of work.  Faculty Development Program Extramural Matching Grants are not intended to become permanent supplements to external dollars.  Nor are they to be used to expand a project’s scope of work beyond what is described in the external request.

Academic Staff Professional Development Fund (ASPDF)

The fund will support activities including, but not limited to:

  • attendance at conferences or workshops to acquire specific skills or knowledge
  • a staff exchange or internship that requires an extended period of involvement
  • participation in structured learning settings at other institutions or agencies

Academic Staff may request up to $1000 of funding per person per year. As a reminder. Academic Staff members are encouraged to seek funding from multiple sources for professional development activities such as through their department, College, Unit, or Division as well as the ASPDF.

Please visit the Senate of Academic Staff website for updated information on the ASPDF Guidelines & the ASPDF application. Information is located under the Professional Development Fund tab on their website.

Contact Faculty Development

Chair
Andrzej Dziedzic
(920) 424-7277
dziedzic@uwosh.edu
Faculty Development Administrator
Cindy Maas
(920) 424-1315
maasc@uwosh.edu

Office located in Dempsey Hall Suite 214