In this unique, individual professional development experience, the NTLC Fellow assists with the New Instructor Workshop, helps co-facilitate the SoTL Team program, promotes NTLC events, and meets once a month with the NTLC director to discuss ideas for expanding teaching and learning opportunities across campus. Position responsibilities are fulfilled during the academic year. Fellowships were previously offered during 2016-17 and 2017-18 .
Communities of Practice
A NTLC Community of Practice (CoP) is a year-long program focusing on a topic or issue about enhancing teaching and learning. It is comprised of a group of instructors who come together to explore a topic in which all of the participants have a mutual interest in studying; one that encourages "honest discussion" of some higher education issue.
2018-2019 Communities of Practice:
Applications are closed.
Infusing Diversity Across the Curriculum Project
This project was offered for five years, with 46 instructors transforming their courses with the infusion of multiculturalism and diversity-based content and experiences. Throughout the history of the project, a wealth of course assignments, assessments, and student and faculty learning outcomes were developed. The disciplines of past participants have included: Social Science, Food & Nutrition, Education, Business, Engineering, Human Development and Family Studies, Marketing, Marketing Education, Psychology, Mathematics, English, Philosophy, and many others. This project has reached several hundred students across disciplines and across campus. The Infusing Diversity Across the Curriculum Project was facilitated by two faculty co-investigators, Virginia Lea (2010-17) and Holly Teuber (2010-14) and the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center's director. It has also been the recipient of the UW System Ann Lydecker Diversity Education Award in 2012. The project was supported by UW System OPID as well as UW-Stout's Chancellor's Office, Provost Office, Diversity Leadership Team, campus Deans, and department chairs.
SoTL Teams are comprised of 3 to 5 instructors who identify a common teaching question or classroom challenge associated with student learning that they study in a cross-disciplinary collaborative format. They include seasoned and newer colleagues who conduct research using the SoTL research model.
The NTLC's Sharing Communities typically consist of groups of 6-10 instructors who agree to meet three to four times during a semester to investigate a topic, issue or problem related to teaching and learning. The conversations are lively, thought-provoking, and beneficial.
2018-19 Sharing Communities (SC):