Faculty Learning Communities
Researching the Impact of Our Teaching on Student Learning
Faculty Learning Community, Spring 2013
Brief Description: This learning community will be an opportunity for participants to explore doing research on our teaching in order to further evidence-based practices. The SoTL field (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) has a vibrant presence in higher education, and in this learning community faculty will work on undertaking student learning-focused research that can inform our teaching and contribute to the SoTL field. Once formed, the learning community will meet in a series of four hour-long sessions throughout the semester.
An orientation session (offered twice) will provide potential learning community participants with information on the process and goals to see if this is a conversation you want to join:
Tuesday, Jan 29, 11:30 – 12:30
Wednesday, Jan 30, 11:30 –12:30
Both orientations will be held in the Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169). Registration requested for the orientation sessions here.
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 Linda Shadiow, Professor of Educational Foundations and Director of the Faculty Professional Development Program.