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Faculty Academy on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

About SoTL

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academy will be offered again in 2018-2019.

The SoTL Academy is open to full-time faculty and teaching staff. The academy will facilitate faculty members’ exploration of current scholarship, develop an awareness of trends, anticipate obstacles, choose the best methods to create an engaging experience for students, and build on the foundation fashioned by other knowledgeable practitioners.

The SoTL Academy will foster a common cultural dialogue of research-based teaching practices across campuses and academic fields. The SoTL Academy objective is to work together to cultivate research questions and methodologies. Faculty will develop quantitative and qualitative data to analyze pedagogical practices, leading to a better understanding of how to impact student success and well-being. The assessment component of the new Faculty Academy, combined with SoTL’s implicit emphasis on sharing results, will support a growing faculty dialogue about scholarly teaching and student engagement. The academy will provide the University of North Georgia (UNG) faculty and teaching staff an opportunity for ongoing professional development and a growing community of fellow practitioners of SoTL, ultimately fostering excellence in research, teaching, and learning.

 

Application

In the statement of interest, explain why you want to join this academy community and engage in a structured approach to learning about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Please describe a research question that you wish to pursue and the course(s) which this research will be performed. Please explain your level of training and experience in SoTL. Applicants without a background in SoTL are encouraged to apply. Please include a description of a research topic/question you would like to develop/investigate over the course of this academy. If you have a theoretical framework, please share this. Explain also how you would expect this academy to support your professional goals and contribute to knowledge in your department, college, and/or discipline.

The Steering Committee will review faculty applications and select a cohort. Applicants will submit a CV highlighting their research and teaching history, a teaching philosophy statement, and a statement of interest including specific research topic(s) for a SoTL project.

Application Process Date
Application available August 24, 2016
Application deadline September 7, 2016
Notification September 16, 2016

SoTL Faculty Academy Calendar

Date Topic Place
Saturday, October 1, 2016
10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Retreat and Kickoff Celebration: Introduction to SoTL DAH Barnes 216
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
12 - 1 p.m.

Refining Research Questions and Library Research for Identifying SoTL in Your Discipline
UNG SoTL Librarian: Rebecca Rose

CMG 262
DAH Hansford 312
GVL Dunlap-Mathis 137
OCN 564
(No video-teleconference in Blue Ridge available)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
12 - 1 p.m.
Generate the Research Idea
Preparing for Submitting Your IRB (Institutional Review Board)
Doing CITI Training

CMG 246
DAH HNS 402
GVL Dunlap-Mathis 137
OCN 581
(No video-teleconference in Blue Ridge available)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
12 - 1 p.m.
Designing and Collecting Quantitative Data for Teaching and Learning with
Brad Bailey, SoTL Mentor

CMG 262
DAH Hansford 312
GVL Dunlap-Mathis 137
OCN 564
(No video-teleconference in Blue Ridge available)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12 - 1 p.m.
Analyzing Data for Teaching and Learning Research with 
Ramjee Sharma, SoTL Mentor

CMG 246
DAH HNS 402
GVL Dunlap-Mathis 137
OCN Admin. 108
(No video-teleconference in Blue Ridge available)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12 - 1 p.m.

Designing and Collecting Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data for Teaching and Learning
Becky Johnston, CTLL Assistant Director

CMG 246
DAH HNS 402
GVL Dunlap-Mathis 137
OCN 581
(No video-teleconference in Blue Ridge available)

Friday, April 28, 2017
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Retreat: Preparing for External Dissemination and Celebration of HIP Academies GVL Nesbitt 3110

SoTL Faculty Academy Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Attend workshops, retreats, roundtables, and mentoring for deep learning on SoTL, implementation of a SoTL project, and dissemination of findings
  2. Interact with SoTL scholars
  3. Explore current scholarship and cultivate an awareness of latest developments in the field
  4. Become familiar with common design practices
  5. Choose an appropriate pedagogical practice to measure for course outcomes
  6. Disseminate design and results in professional circles

SoTL Faculty Academy Leadership

  • Directors: Dr. Mary Carney and Dr. Laura Ng
  • Mentors: Dr. Brad Bailey and Dr. Ramjee Sharma

Drs. Carney and Ng wish to express their thanks for the Presidential Innovation Award that partially funded the pilot of this academy in 2014.

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