Faculty Teaching Excellence Program



Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: the role of data in supporting educational innovations and scholarly teaching

Clayton Lewis, Professor of Computer Science
Stefanie Mollborn, Professor of Sociology

We all (presumably) engage in "scholarly teaching", which carries implications of caring and self-reflection. But the phrase "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" (SOTL) suggests going further - building on an educational research base, collecting data in your classes, tackling "problems" in your classrooms with the same sort of intellectual tools and practices you use in your disciplinary research. It implies learning about how people learn, sharing your discoveries, and opening teaching and learning environments to constructive evaluation, critique, and development. In this working session for beginner/intermediate scholars of teaching, we will introduce some broad ideas about SOTL. We will then collectively consider the role of data in effecting (and sustaining) local educational change. We will discuss what types of data collection and analysis may effectively bring about and sustain change in your classrooms, what types of data are relatively easy and/or useful to collect, and how results from one discipline might effectively be used by others.


Title Date Time
Session I Wednesday 3/11 3:00-4:30 PM


This event will be held in ATLAS 200.

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