Category: SOTL

Resource of the Month

The Resource of the Month series typically features a recently published SoTL article. However, in the final installment of the series in the 2017-2018 academic year, we are going to feature an online resource you can revisit any time you are considering doing SoTL research. This month’s resource is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning …

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Resource of the Month

April’s resource, Digital Storytelling: A Method for Engaging Students and Increasing Cultural Competency, is found in The Journal of Effective Teaching. According to its website, the journal is “a peer reviewed electronic journal devoted to the discussion of teaching excellence in colleges and universities.” The article, written by Natalie S. Grant and Brien L. Bolin, …

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An Invitation to Present at the May 2018 Teaching Center Workshop

Last week you should have received an email inviting you to join us for our May 8, 2018 Teaching Center workshop sessions highlighting Belmont faculty Great Ideas for Teaching (G.I.F.T.) and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) work.  You will receive additional information regarding the opportunity to register for these sessions and another May workshop …

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Faculty Reflections

Becoming a BANJO Writer By Anthony Blash (Pharmacy) and Beverly Schneller (English) In the summer of 2017, Anthony Blash invited a small group of colleagues from across campus to collaborate on an article on the mid-semester peer review of teaching that the Teaching Center coordinates each semester. He had a positive experience with his faculty …

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Resource of the Month

February’s resource*, Encouraging Participation in Face-to-Face Lectures: The Index Card Technique, is found in Communication Teacher. The article, written by Laura Beth Daws, explains a strategy to increase students’ verbal discussion and participation in the classroom. According to its website, the journal, which is a peer-reviewed publication of the National Communication Association, “publishes original scholarship that …

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Resource of the Month

January’s resource, “I Hate Group Work!”: Addressing Students’ Concerns About Small-Group Learning, is found in InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching. According to its website, the journal, published by the Faculty Center for Innovation at Park University, “emphasizes the enhancement of post-secondary education through the professional exchange of scholarly approaches and perspectives applicable to the …

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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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