Faculty Learning Communities

Researching the Impact of Our Teaching on Student Learning

Faculty Learning Community, Fall 2013/Spring 2014

Brief Description: The SoTL field (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) has a vibrant presence in higher education. This learning community is designed for those faculty members who intend to develop and implement a student learning-focused SoTL research project during this year that can inform our teaching and contribute to the SoTL field. Participants in this learning community will have an opportunity to explore doing research on our teaching in order to further evidence-based practices that support student learning.

To accomplish the goal of developing and implementing a SoTL project, the community will meet regularly throughout this academic year. Meetings will be held on Fridays from 11:30-12:30 on the following dates:

Friday, September 20

Friday, October 4

Friday, October 25

Friday, November 15

Meetings will be held in the Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169). 

What is a Faculty Learning Community? 
A learning community provides a small multi-disciplinary group of participants the opportunity to meet on a regular basis to work on a shared focus in an in-depth, scholarly, and systematic way. 

Resource Book: Enhancing Learning Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (McKinney). Copies will be provided.

Co-facilitators: K. Laurie Dickson, Professor of Psychology and Associate Vice Provost and Larry Gallagher, Associate Professor of Educational Specialties and Director of the Faculty Professional Development Program.