Proposal Title

Developing a Faculty Cohort for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Proposal Abstract

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Fellows Program at Southeast Missouri State University supports an annual cohort of 10 faculty Fellows to evaluate, through individual research projects, the effect of teaching on student learning of two or more of the university’s General Education objectives. Designed around practical action research and collaborative peer consulting, the SoTL Fellows Program creates a multidisciplinary community of peers. Subgroups address sequenced questions about research processes and then collaboratively consult with one another as they apply the research processes. The Fellowship year culminates in a presentation of project findings to the University community. Most of the projects emphasized a new teaching approach, new curriculum materials, integrated applications, and active learning.Sixty-five projects were presented at conferences and 20 were published in peer reviewed journals. Participation in the SoTL Fellows Program is viewed positively in promotion and tenure decisions, with Fellows reporting a variety of intrinsic rewards as well.

This presentation will detail the development of the Fellowship program, the process of peer consulting, the types of teaching innovations, and the impact on student learning.

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Room 1002

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 27th, 11:00 AM Mar 27th, 11:45 AM

Developing a Faculty Cohort for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Room 1002

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Fellows Program at Southeast Missouri State University supports an annual cohort of 10 faculty Fellows to evaluate, through individual research projects, the effect of teaching on student learning of two or more of the university’s General Education objectives. Designed around practical action research and collaborative peer consulting, the SoTL Fellows Program creates a multidisciplinary community of peers. Subgroups address sequenced questions about research processes and then collaboratively consult with one another as they apply the research processes. The Fellowship year culminates in a presentation of project findings to the University community. Most of the projects emphasized a new teaching approach, new curriculum materials, integrated applications, and active learning.Sixty-five projects were presented at conferences and 20 were published in peer reviewed journals. Participation in the SoTL Fellows Program is viewed positively in promotion and tenure decisions, with Fellows reporting a variety of intrinsic rewards as well.

This presentation will detail the development of the Fellowship program, the process of peer consulting, the types of teaching innovations, and the impact on student learning.