“Duquesne University prides itself that each of its faculty members dedicates time and effort both to teaching with skill and passion and to pursuing exemplary research and scholarship. Happily, those paired commitments sometimes serve a single end – to the benefit of Duquesne students and pedagogical theory alike. SoTL scholarship thus realizes the university’s Spiritan mission in a very special way.”
Timothy R. Austin, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Marcia Rapchak, Ed.DInstruction Librarian
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is the “systematic reflection on teaching and learning made public.” – Illinois State University
“The scholarship of teaching and learning involves systematic study of teaching and/or learning and the public sharing and review of such work through presentations or publications.” (Kathleen McKinney, “What is SoTL in Higher Education?”)
“The scholarship of teaching and learning addresses the intellectual work of the classroom, especially teaching and learning, as the focus of disciplinary-based learning, captures that work in appropriate formats for self-reflection or presentation to peers, and applies the results to practice.” (Barbara Cambridge, Fostering the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Communities of Practice, 2001)
Presenter: Linda Goodfellow (Nursing & Institutional Review Board)
This workshop will address IRB issues specific to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL). Frequently asked questions will be answered including but not limited to: Do SOTL projects need IRB approval? How do I protect anonymity and confidentiality of students' responses? How do I prevent potential coercion? In addition, the Mentor IRB application process will be addressed.
Co-sponsored by the Institutional Review Board
CETR Writing Retreat
Presenter: Laurel Willingham-McClain
June 2016 (retreat has occurred)
Intended for faculty who want to move along a writing project about their community-engaged scholarship, or to brainstorm potential written products about their teaching or research. This year's retreat will be held at Point Breezeway, a historic urban barn tucked away in the quaint and peaceful neighborhood of Point Breeze. We will have brief (come-if-you-like) talks on the scholarship of teaching and learning; publication outlets for community-engaged work; and a panel of peers who will discuss their experiences publishing community-engaged scholarship.
Why conduct SoTL research?
• Improve teaching, learning, curriculum at DU
• Make it public through peer-reviewed presentations and publications
• Promotion & Tenure uses: varies by context at DU