Evidence Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  SoTL  Book

Evidence Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning SoTL


  • Author : Plews, Rachel C.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-01-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799822141

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Evidence Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning SoTL Excerpt :

Educational developers play a central role in supporting faculty members and informing their ongoing professional development programming through the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). SoTL presents an opportunity for faculty professional development that is action-oriented, evidence-based, and engaging for faculty members at any stage in their academic career. Evidence-Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a critical scholarly publication that examines SoTL research as a method of professional development for educational developers and higher education faculty members. Highlighting topics such as professional development, research ethics, and faculty engagement, this book is ideal for deans, professors, department chairs, academicians, administrators, educational developers, curriculum designers, researchers, and students.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Book

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


  • Author : Elizabeth Cleaver
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473904170

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Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Excerpt :

In today′s higher education climate academic staff are encouraged to focus not only on the up-to-date content of their teaching, but also to identify the most effective ways to engage students in learning, often alongside other key transferrable skills. This had led to a growing requirement for staff to adopt a scholarly approach to learning and teaching practice, and to undertake scholarship of learning and teaching as part of ongoing professional development. This text explores broad best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education. It provides an introduction for staff who have been educated within a range of academic disciplines, often with high-level but very focused knowledge about, and understandings of, research processes to the potentially new world of educational enquiry. This is complemented by chapters exploring what educational enquiry means in the context of different academic disciplines, including physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, the life sciences, the arts, the humanities, the health professions, and law. It also includes: An overview of research methodology including data collection, literature reviews, good ethical practice, and research dissemination Case studies of actual research projects to support understanding of how to carry out educational enquiry in practice. Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today!

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Book

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


  • Author : Cathy Bishop-Clark
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2012-10-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781579228125

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This is a book for anyone who has ever considered engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning – known familiarly as SoTL – and needs a better understanding of what it is, and how to engage in it. The authors describe how to create a SoTL project, its implications for promotion and tenure, and how it fosters: * Increased satisfaction and fulfillment in teaching * Improved student learning * Increased productivity of scholarly publication * Collaboration with colleagues across disciplines * Contributing to a growing and important body of literature This guide provides prospective SoTL scholars with the necessary background information, foundational theory, tools, resources, and methodology to develop their own SoTL projects, taking the reader through the five stages of the process: Generating a research question; Designing the study; Collecting the data; Analyzing the data; and Presenting and publishing your SoTL project. Each stage is illustrated by examples of actual SoTL studies, and is accompanied by worksheets to help the reader refine ideas and map out his or her next steps. The process and worksheets are the fruit of the successful SoTL workshops the authors have offered at their institution for many years. SoTL differs from scholarly and reflective teaching in that it not only involves questioning one’s teaching or a teaching strategy, but also formally gathering and exploring evidence, researching the literature, refining and testing practices, and finally going public. The purpose of SoTL is not just to make an impact on student learning, but through formal, peer-reviewed communication, to contribute to the larger knowledge base on teaching and learning. While the roots of SoTL go back some 30 years, it was Ernest Boyer in his classic Scholarship Reconsidered who made the case for the parity of the scholarships of integration, of discovery, of application, and of scholarship of teaching as vital to the health of higher education. Glassick, Hub

Faculty Development and Student Learning Book

Faculty Development and Student Learning


  • Author : William Condon
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253018861

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Faculty Development and Student Learning Excerpt :

Colleges and universities across the US have created special initiatives to promote faculty development, but to date there has been little research to determine whether such programs have an impact on students' learning. Faculty Development and Student Learning reports the results of a multi-year study undertaken by faculty at Carleton College and Washington State University to assess how students’ learning is affected by faculty members’ efforts to become better teachers. Extending recent research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to assessment of faculty development and its effectiveness, the authors show that faculty participation in professional development activities positively affects classroom pedagogy, student learning, and the overall culture of teaching and learning in a college or university.

Going Public Reconsidered Book

Going Public Reconsidered


  • Author : Nancy L. Chick
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing (VA)
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 1642671886

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Through its impact on students in their lives in and beyond college, and recognizing the porous boundary between the classroom and the "real world," SoTL can offer insights into broader societal issues, offer evidence of activities that facilitate everyday learning, promote intrinsic motivation, better support people from underrepresented communities, or uncover the ripple effects of changing educational environments. It has the potential to deliver messages of broad public interest. This book extends the field-building work of Boyer's Scholarship Reconsideredand Hutchings, Huber, and Ciccone's The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsideredby taking a new look at SoTL's ubiquitous call to "go public." Going Public Reconsideredexplores the potential impacts of knowledge generated by SoTL, considers its varied public audiences, and offers guidance for the appropriate media and modes of communication to reach them, including the use of social media. It urges the SoTL community to step up and contribute its expertise to conversations about the crises that face our communities, nations, and the world, and disseminate the relevance of its research for the world outside of the classroom. Recognizing that many practitioners find it difficult to conceptualize the publicin public SoTL beyond the higher education audiences they routinely address, this book focusses on conceptualizing, planning, and shaping the message, and clarifyingappropriate audiences. It offers guidance on the "who" and the "how" of public SoTL. Going Public Reconsideredaddresses such questions as: ● What is happening in the world that would benefit from a SoTL-informed perspective? ● What information, insight, or knowledge does SoTL generate? ● Who beyond higher education might care about this information, insight, or knowledge, and why? ● How can we adapt to the venues and platforms where they currently get their information and knowledge? The fifteen editors and contributors explore the p

SoTL in Action Book

SoTL in Action


  • Author : Nancy L. Chick
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing (VA)
  • Release Date : 2018-10-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 1620366932

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SoTL in Action Excerpt :

What are the foundational moments of meaningful scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects? How do teacher-scholars collect, develop, and share useful insights about student learning? How do they work through the pinch points that frustrate, confuse, or elude many SoTL practitioners? By unpacking SoTL processes through rich narratives that illustrate what they look like, this collection offers inspiration to anyone at any stage of engagement with SoTL. This book takes discussions of SoTL to a new level. Its subtitle reflects the microscopic lenses SoTL processes can apply to student learning experiences to understand how they happen, what they look like, what they mean, and what we can do about them. Going beyond definitions, how-to, theory, and debates about methods and standards, the contributors offer a SoTL primer documenting how practitioners have intentionally thought through key moments in their work. These procedural vignettes present powerful examples of what doing SoTL looks like when done well. The authors represent a range of disciplines (the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and professions) and a mixture of familiar and unfamiliar names. Nancy Chick has selected contributions that compellingly illuminate why their authors focused on a particular critical moment, the questions they asked as they refined their approaches, and the theoretical and observational tools they employed to conduct their research. Each introduces a specific critical moment in doing SoTL, taking the reader through the author's reflections, concerns, and choices in doing meaningful SoTL work. The aim is to support potential practitioners, inform educational developers who teach new SoTL practitioners, and inspire experienced SoTL scholars to reflect on their own practice. This is a compelling collection for anyone interested in practitioner reflection, intentional design, and advancing the field of SoTL and the quality of teaching and learning.

Small Teaching Online Book

Small Teaching Online


  • Author : Flower Darby
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-05-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119544913

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Small Teaching Online Excerpt :

Find out how to apply learning science in online classes The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. This book offers small teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom. This book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains. • Explains how you can support your online students • Helps your students find success in this non-traditional learning environment • Covers online and blended learning • Addresses specific challenges that online instructors face in higher education Small Teaching Online presents research-based teaching techniques from an online instructional design expert and the bestselling author of Small Teaching.

Research Anthology on Facilitating New Educational Practices Through Communities of Learning Book

Research Anthology on Facilitating New Educational Practices Through Communities of Learning


  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-10-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 843
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799872955

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Research Anthology on Facilitating New Educational Practices Through Communities of Learning Excerpt :

With the future of education being disrupted and the onset of day-to-day uncertainties and challenges that have to be solved quickly, teachers are now turning to professional development communities/support communities where they can share and learn about effective practices to use in the classroom. While transitioning to blended or online learning and keeping up with the technological advances in education, these communities provide an essential backbone for teachers to rely on for support and updated knowledge on what educational practices are being utilized, how they are working, and what solutions have been found for the ever-changing climate of education. Research on the benefits and use of these communities, as well as on the latest educational practices, is essential in teacher development and student learning in the current culture of a rapidly changing educational environment. The Research Anthology on Facilitating New Educational Practices Through Communities of Learning contains hand-selected, previously published research that provides information on the communities of learning that teachers are currently involved in to seek the latest educational practices. The chapters cover the context of these communities, the benefits, and an overview of how this support is a necessary tool in today’s practices of teaching and learning. While highlighting topics such as learning communities, teacher development, mentoring, and virtual communities, this book is essential for inservice and preservice teachers, administrators, teacher educators, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in how communities of practice tie into professional development, teacher learning, and the online shift in teaching.

Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  Measuring Systematic Changes to Teaching and Improvements in Learning Book

Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Measuring Systematic Changes to Teaching and Improvements in Learning


  • Author : Gurung
  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 111883867X

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Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Measuring Systematic Changes to Teaching and Improvements in Learning Excerpt :

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) should be an integral part of every academic’s life, representing not only the pinnacle of effortful teaching, but also standing side by side with more conventional disciplinary scholarship. Although practiced by many instructors for years, SoTL has garnered national attention resulting in a spate of new journals to publish pedagogical research. SoTL helps students, fosters faculty development, and has been integrated into higher education. This volume provides readers with challenges that will motivate them to engage in SoTL and take their pedagogical research further. We include many key features aimed to help both the teacher new to research and SoTL and also researchers who may have a long list of scholarly publications in non-pedagogical areas and who have not conducted research. This is the 136th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education series. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.

A Cultural Historical Approach to Social Displacement and University Community Engagement  Emerging Research and Opportunities Book

A Cultural Historical Approach to Social Displacement and University Community Engagement Emerging Research and Opportunities


  • Author : Underwood, Charles
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-05-07
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799874027

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A Cultural Historical Approach to Social Displacement and University Community Engagement Emerging Research and Opportunities Excerpt :

In a time of worldwide turmoil and pervasive social displacement, universities and communities have come together to meet these urgent challenges in order to support the academic and social development of displaced young people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. It is crucial to understand and review how institutions, as well as individuals and collaborative groups, have worked together to expand institutional culture and practice in a process of cross-institutional expansive learning. A Cultural Historical Approach to Social Displacement and University-Community Engagement: Emerging Research and Opportunities focuses on university-community collaborative engagement as a strategic response to widespread social displacement and its implications for the educational and social development of underserved young people from displaced communities. Using a cultural historical perspective, the book offers a comparative study of collaborative engagement in multiple programs involving university and community partners in long-term efforts to address the social displacement and educational development of local young people. Specifically, it examines University-Community Links (UC Links), an international network of partnerships between universities and communities that has been addressing the educational implications of social displacement for over 20 years. This book is ideal for school faculty, students, university administrators, local community leaders, community-based organization leaders, local political leaders, teachers, and school partners, as well as researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders interested in discourse on university-community engagement in higher education, K-12, and local and state decision-making arenas.

Taking Flight Book

Taking Flight


  • Author : Laura Cruz
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-07-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642670233

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Taking Flight Excerpt :

Taking Flight synthesizes research on best practices for running centers of teaching and learning, providing practical guidance and resources for educational developers who are looking to open new centers; revitalize an underperforming center; or sustain and enhance an effective center. The authors offer the necessary background, relevant examples, and practical exercises specifically designed to support the sustained vitality of educational development and its role in fostering organizational change. The book is practical in nature, with step sheets, diagrams, and similar materials designed to facilitate reflection and application. The book guides educational developers in enhancing and applying their knowledge, skills and abilities to establish a leadership role which, in turn, will enable them to play a pivotal role in translating visionary strategies into meaningful actions across their respective campuses. An effective, well-managed center for teaching and learning has the potential to benefit its institution’s faculty, staff, students, and community members. Through fostering a productive relationship with campus administration, centers can improve morale, contribute to shaping and achieving institutional learning mission and outcomes, enhance institutional reputation, and make a contribution to the practice of teaching and learning across the academy. The materials in Taking Flight were honed through a series of national workshops developed under the aegis of the POD Network – the professional organization for educational developers in the United States. This book answers a need for a resource for directors and staff of centers that has been identified by leaders in the field. It also provides valuable context for all leaders concerned about student learning and the improvement of teaching.

Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics Book

Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics


  • Author : Jacqueline M. Dewar
  • Publisher : The Mathematical Association of America
  • Release Date : 2014-11-03
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9780883851937

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Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics Excerpt :

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) movement encourages faculty to view teaching “problems” as invitations to conduct scholarly investigations. In this growing field of inquiry faculty bring their disciplinary knowledge and teaching experience to bear on questions of teaching and learning. They systematically gather evidence to develop and support their conclusions. The results are to be peer reviewed and made public for others to build on. This Notes volume is written expressly for collegiate mathematics faculty who want to know more about conducting scholarly investigations into their teaching and their students’ learning. Envisioned and edited by two mathematics faculty, the volume serves as a how-to guide for doing SoTL in mathematics.

At the Crossroads of Pedagogical Change in Higher Education Book

At the Crossroads of Pedagogical Change in Higher Education


  • Author : Melanie N. Burdick
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000452280

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At the Crossroads of Pedagogical Change in Higher Education Excerpt :

This book explores pedagogical change and innovation in US colleges and universities, and how faculty are prepared to adapt to such changes. Drawing from interviews with faculty developers at Centers for Teaching and Learning at research and teaching-focused institutions across the United States, this book explores how traditional forms of pedagogy are shifting toward student-centered and student-directed forms of learning. The book unpacks the historical development of changes in teaching, drawing from research in teaching within particular domains such as diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education, community-based teaching and learning, online and hybrid teaching and learning, course design, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, assessment of teaching, and the scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). This is an invaluable resource for faculty, graduate students, and scholars of Higher Education, and faculty developers looking to promote a culture of continual renewal and innovation at their institutions.

Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence Book

Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence


  • Author : Andrea L. Beach
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2016-11-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620362709

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Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence Excerpt :

The first decade of the 21st century brought major challenges to higher education, all of which have implications for and impact the future of faculty professional development. This volume provides the field with an important snapshot of faculty development structures, priorities and practices in a period of change, and uses the collective wisdom of those engaged with teaching, learning, and faculty development centers and programs to identify important new directions for practice. Building on their previous study of a decade ago, published under the title of Creating the Future of Faculty Development, the authors explore questions of professional preparation and pathways, programmatic priorities, collaboration, and assessment. Since the publication of this earlier study, the pressures on faculty development have only escalated—demands for greater accountability from regional and disciplinary accreditors, fiscal constraints, increasing diversity in types of faculty appointments, and expansion of new technologies for research and teaching. Centers have been asked to address a wider range of institutional issues and priorities based on these challenges. How have they responded and what strategies should centers be considering? These are the questions this book addresses. For this new study the authors re-surveyed faculty developers on perceived priorities for the field as well as practices and services offered. They also examined more deeply than the earlier study the organization of faculty development, including characteristics of directors; operating budgets and staffing levels of centers; and patterns of collaboration, re-organization and consolidation. In doing so they elicited information on centers’ “signature programs,” and the ways that they assess the impact of their programs on teaching and learning and other key outcomes. What emerges from the findings are what the authors term a new Age of Evidence, influenced by heightened stakeholder interest in