December’s resource, Making Meaning from Student Evaluations of Teaching (SETs): Seeing Beyond Our Own Horizons, is found in Teaching and Learning Inquiry (TLI). The article, written by Carina Jia Yan Zhu, Diana White, Janet Rankin, and Christina Jean Davison, examines how faculty members make sense of student evaluations. According to its website, TLI “publishes insightful research, theory, commentary, and other scholarly works that document or facilitate investigations of teaching and learning in higher education.” TLI is the flagship journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), whose annual conference will meet in Atlanta, GA October 9-12, 2019.
The purpose of the Resource of the Month is twofold:
1) To encourage the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) by providing examples of high-quality research.
2) To provide faculty with innovative ideas that promote effective pedagogy.