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Enhancing Learning Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning The Challenges and Joys of Juggling

ISBN-10: 1933371293
ISBN-13: 9781933371290
Edition: 2007
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Description: The Challenges and Joys of Juggling There has been growing demand for workshops and materials to help those in higher education conduct and use the scholarship of teaching and learning. This book offers advice on how to do, share, and apply SoTL  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

The Challenges and Joys of Juggling There has been growing demand for workshops and materials to help those in higher education conduct and use the scholarship of teaching and learning. This book offers advice on how to do, share, and apply SoTL work to improve student learning and development. Written for college-level faculty members as well as faculty developers, administrators, academic staff, and graduate students, this book will also help undergraduate students collaborating with faculty on SoTL projects. Though targeted at those new to the field of SoTL, more seasoned SoTL researchers and those attempting to support SoTL efforts will find the book valuable. It can be used as an individual reading, a shared reading in SoTL writing circles, a resource in workshops on SoTL, and a text in seminars on teaching. Contents include: Defining SoTL The functions, value, rewards, and standards for SoTL work Working with colleagues, involving students, writing grants, integrating SoTL into your professional life, and finding useful resources Practical and ethical issues associated with SoTL work Making your SoTL public and documenting your work The status of SoTL in disciplinary and institutional contexts Apageslying the goals of SoTL to enhance student learning and development.

About the Author
Foreword
Preface
What Is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning?
A Bit of SoTL History
Example Definitions
Related Concepts
Conclusion
Why Do SoTL?
Functions of SoTL
Value and Fit in the Reward Structure
Standards for SoTL Work
Conclusion
How Do I Get Started?
Challenges for First Timers (and Others)
What Is the "Problem"?
Example SoTL Research Problems and Questions
The Role of Theory and the Importance of Definitions
Refining Your Question(s)
Searching for Literature
Conclusion
How Can I Move My Project Forward?
The Importance of Collaboration
Collaborations With Colleagues
Involving Students as Coresearchers
Integrating SoTL Projects Into Your Existing Professional Life and Workload
Resources for SoTL Work
Think Outside the Box: Resources Broadly Defined
Tips for Grant Writing
SoTL Funding Opportunities
Conclusion
What Are the Practical and Ethical Issues I Must Consider?
Practical Issues
Ethical Issues-Overview
Institutional Review Boards
Three Ethical Criteria
Informed Consent
Right to Privacy
Protection From Harm
Starting to Put It All Together
Conclusion
Mow Do I Design My SoTL Project?
Two General Issues
The Quantitative and/or Qualitative Choice
Time Frames for Your Study
Typologies or Categories of Methods
Specific Methodologies and Examples
Course Portfolios and Other Reflection and Analysis
Interviews and Focus Groups
Observational Research
Questionnaires
Content Analysis
Secondary Analysis
Experiments and Quasi-Experiments
Case Studies
Multimethod Studies
Analysis and Interpretation
How Far Have We Come?
Conclusion
How Do I Make My SoTL Public and Document My Work?
The Meanings of Making Public and Peer Review
How Common Is Making Public?
Tips and Outlets for Making Public
Publications
Presentations
Web Postings
Documenting SoTL Work for the Reward System
Conclusion
What Are the Disciplinary and Institutional Contexts of SoTL?
Disciplinary Context
Similarities and Differences in Views of SoTL
Status of SoTL in the Disciplines
Example SoTL Projects in the Disciplines
Meanings of Cross- and Interdisciplinary SoTL
Examples of Cross-Disciplinary SoTL
Institutional Context
Campus Support-Some Data
Campus Support-Possible Models
Strategies for Campus Support
Conclusion
Where Do We Go From Here?
SoTL and Transforming Culture
Using SoTL
Levels and Forms of Application
Some Data on Application
Thinking About Use and Application
The Future of SoTL
Challenges and Opportunities in the Field of SoTL
Future Images
Conclusion
Example Campus Survey on Status of SoTL
Additional Resources on SoTL-Web Sites, Articles, Chapters, and Books
List of SoTL Journals and Newsletters
Example Call for Proposals for Campus SoTL Small Grants
Possible Funding Sources for SoTL Work
Example IRB Form Questions and Responses for an Interview Study
Sample of Useful Books on Portfolios, Classroom Assessment/Research, and Methods
Example Tenure and Promotion Language re SoTL
Bibliography
Index

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