CAPE Summer Workshop Series Proposals

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) invites UIS faculty members to submit workshop proposals for the CAPE 2021 Summer Workshop Series.  Faculty members may propose a one-time event or a multiple day series. Content will be offered over the Summer term between May 20 and August 20. The CAPE Summer Workshop Series offers UIS faculty the opportunity to showcase their academic interests in non-credit workshops. Workshops should focus on active learning topics that encourage professional growth and/or discovery-based activities. The intended audience can be students, professionals, or any other relevant group.

Click here for the CAPE Summer Workshop Series Proposal form.

Questions and Answers

  1. What types of topics are you looking for? CAPE encourages faculty to propose new courses or programs that align with the UIS Strategic Compass. Factors to consider include evidence of need and interest on behalf of potential participants and a clearly- defined audience.
  2. Will the instructor be paid? Yes. After review of the proposal and a discussion with the faculty member, a course budget and fee structure will be developed. This will include the project cost, faculty remuneration, and registration fee.  CAPE follows university payment policies and procedures applicable to different categories of appointments by faculty. UIS faculty members and professional staff holding teaching positions may be eligible for supplemental pay. Payments to faculty are subject to UIS rules and regulations. Although proposal forms must be completed before the course begins, supplemental pay will not be released until after the course is completed and all necessary paperwork is completed and submitted to the CAPE office.
  3. What is the timeframe for courses or programs to be taught? We will be looking for courses to fall after the end of the Spring semester end and before the Fall semester start, May 20 through August 20.
  4. Do courses/programs have CEUS/CPDUs or badges associated with them? They can have credits associated with them. UIS is authorized to issue non-credit Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development Hours (PDH) for courses. CAPE will determine the number of CEUs/CPDUs earned for the course. CEUs/CPDUs must be assigned prior to the course and will only be issued after the instructor has confirmed successful completion of the course. This process takes longer to get approved but can be discussed as an option.