Category: SOTL

Resource of the Month

This month’s resource, Using a Teaching Philosophy Statement as a Professional Development Tool for Teaching Candidates, is found in the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. According to its website, the journal, published by the Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University, “is an international forum for research and information …

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Faculty Reflections

Memories of the Lilly Teaching Conference Shape My Career Development By Pete Giordano Professor, Psychological Science I never thought I would be a college professor. Early on, I was not even sure I would get my bachelor’s degree.  Neither of my parents have a college degree, and one of my older brothers had flunked out …

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Resource of the Month

The resource for November, Keeping Students “on Their Toes and on Their Game”: Serendipitous Findings in Students’ Assessments and Reactions, is found in the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. The article, written by Kathy L. Pelletier, examines the effects of two-minute papers and mini-quizzes on exam scores and student attendance. According to its website, …

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Resource of the Month

This month’s resource, The role of SoTL in the academy: Upon the 25th anniversary of Boyer’s Scholarship Reconsidered, is found in the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL). The article, by Beth Kern, Gwendolyn Mettetal, Marcia Dixson, and Robin K. Morgan, examines the connection between the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and …

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SPACE – Symposium for Part-Time, Adjunct and Contingent Educators

The Symposium for Part-time, Adjunct, and Contingent Educators (SPACE) is a conference where part-time, adjunct, and contingent faculty can present their original scholarship in a peer-reviewed, professional setting. SPACE also provides a venue for contingent faculty members to share what they are doing in the classroom and to connect with their contingent colleagues.  This year’s …

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Teaching Center Writing Groups

In the summer of 2015, the Teaching Center initiated Summer Writing Groups as a way to support faculty in their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). It was clear that many faculty members were doing SoTL, but some needed the structure and accountability of a group to help their work progress to a presentation or publication.  …

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SoTL and GenEd Addressed at Lunch Discussion

On April 21st, for its final lunch discussion of the 2014-2015 academic year, the Belmont Teaching Center hosted several faculty members from a variety of disciplines, each of them addressing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) they have developed in direct connection to their general-education teaching.  Charmion Gustke (English) discussed her work connected to First Year …

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Belmont Faculty Present at Lilly Conference on College Teaching

Fifteen faculty members from across Belmont University, associated with the Teaching Center and the Office of General Education, recently contributed six presentations at the 34rd Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching.  The theme for the 2014 conference, held November 19-22 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, was “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning.” At the Lilly Conference, faculty scholars of teaching …

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