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Reflections on My SoTL Journey

Proposal Abstract

“It (The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) means viewing the world of the classroom as a site for inquiry, asking and answering questions about students’ learning in ways that can improve one’s own classroom and also advance the larger profession of teaching” (Huber and Hutchinson, 2005). During my keynote address, I will reflect on my personal journey from good teaching to scholarly teaching and beyond. Initially, I began my journey by seeking to create a “fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement” in my own Introductory Physics classrooms (Georgia Southern University’s Mission Statement). Reflecting on my data from the assessment of student learning and attitudes, I was able to achieve this desired fertile learning environment. As my journey continues, I have transitioned to assisting academic programs across campus in creating fertile learning environments by closing the assessment loop.

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Reflections on My SoTL Journey

“It (The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) means viewing the world of the classroom as a site for inquiry, asking and answering questions about students’ learning in ways that can improve one’s own classroom and also advance the larger profession of teaching” (Huber and Hutchinson, 2005). During my keynote address, I will reflect on my personal journey from good teaching to scholarly teaching and beyond. Initially, I began my journey by seeking to create a “fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement” in my own Introductory Physics classrooms (Georgia Southern University’s Mission Statement). Reflecting on my data from the assessment of student learning and attitudes, I was able to achieve this desired fertile learning environment. As my journey continues, I have transitioned to assisting academic programs across campus in creating fertile learning environments by closing the assessment loop.