Proposal Abstract

We will discuss successes and challenges of re-establishing a culture of SoTL across campus by sharing what we learned at our university and encouraging our audience to share their own insights. Our approach is driven by bottom-up efforts initially generated by a few faculty but quickly spreading among our colleagues. While consistent with top-down institutional goals, we found relevance of SoTL is still questioned by some faculty and administrators. This is changing as we emphasize the connections between teaching, research, and practice. A series of faculty forums have brought faculty together to explore the theoretical, practical, and scholarly issues around SoTL such as IRB procedures, ethics, design of educational research projects, and successful publication of results. Recently with support from provost, we formalized a Faculty Fellows model to expand the leadership in our SoTL efforts. Also, we now showcase best practices in teaching and learning in a campus wide symposium.

Location

Room 115

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 29th, 10:00 AM Mar 29th, 10:45 AM

Reclaiming Our Teaching and Learning Roots

Room 115

We will discuss successes and challenges of re-establishing a culture of SoTL across campus by sharing what we learned at our university and encouraging our audience to share their own insights. Our approach is driven by bottom-up efforts initially generated by a few faculty but quickly spreading among our colleagues. While consistent with top-down institutional goals, we found relevance of SoTL is still questioned by some faculty and administrators. This is changing as we emphasize the connections between teaching, research, and practice. A series of faculty forums have brought faculty together to explore the theoretical, practical, and scholarly issues around SoTL such as IRB procedures, ethics, design of educational research projects, and successful publication of results. Recently with support from provost, we formalized a Faculty Fellows model to expand the leadership in our SoTL efforts. Also, we now showcase best practices in teaching and learning in a campus wide symposium.