Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
In his article, "The Scholarship of Teaching: What's the Problem?", Randy Bass asks, "How might we make the problematization of teaching a matter of regular communal discourse? How might we think of teaching practice, and the evidence of student learning, as problems to be investigated, analyzed, represented, and debated?"
Each of the projects linked below sought to generate communal discourse out of the "problems" of liberal arts teaching. They include examinations of existing courses, investigations into better integrating students' curricular and co-curricular experiences, experiments about promoting students' engagement, and discussions about managing impediments to their successful performance.
Faculty took up these "problems" of teaching in the natural sciences, performing arts, social sciences, and humanities, as well as outside of the classroom in student athletics.
As in the ACM-Teagle Collegium on Student Learning, in the projects linked below, faculty sought to improve student learning by turning a scholarly and reflective eye towards their own teaching practices.
Relevant FaCE Projects
- Collaborative SOTL Research Project to Assess and Strengthen Biology Education (Fall 2008)
- Developing Student Agency Through Community Exploration, Reflection, and Engagement (Fall 2009)
- High Stakes Performance by Liberal Arts College Students: Understanding and Coping with Anxiety (Fall 2010)
- The Impact of Student Social Networks on Classroom Participation, Student Learning, and Student Satisfaction (Fall 2009)
- Intentional Integration of Academic and Athletic Programs (Fall 2008)
- Pedagogies of Engagement in the STEM Disciplines (Spring 2008)
- Successful Liberal Arts Students: Reflecting on the Development of Student Skills and Agency (Spring 2012)