Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program
2018-2019 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Practicum
Accepting inquiries until September 30, 2018 for the 2018-2019 cohort
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Primary Contact: Dr. Kimberly Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondary Contact: Dr. Colleen McLinn, email@example.com
We invite graduate instructors for First-Year Writing Seminars, Teaching Assistants for discussion or lab sections, and interested postdoctoral scholars with an idea for a small-scale classroom research project to apply for this professional development experience. Applicants can be in any discipline as long as they have permission from the faculty course leader and an idea for a research project on teaching and learning. Both individuals and pairs/small teams may apply for this program.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Practitioners will receive training and support needed to conduct a small-scale Teaching as Research project and present the results in a presentation to the campus community. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a manuscript and will receive a stipend of $500 to support further training and project/travel expenses. They will also become part of a larger cohort of fellows serving as campus leaders in advancing research on teaching.
Workshops to Support Project Implementation
The program will require participation in four two-hour training meetings during the year of participation and additional individual consultations with the program’s instructor, Dr. Kimberly Williams, as well as public presentation of preliminary design and findings in a campus-wide symposium in May. Exact dates, times, and locations for these meetings are to be determined based on participants’ schedules, and will begin in late fall 2018.
Topic 1: What is Teaching as Research?
How might I think about my Teaching as Research project? What are some methodological possibilities? What do I need to do as far as the Institutional Review Board is concerned? What sources and databases can I use to investigate research that has already been done in this area?
Topic 2: Qualitative Methodology
What qualitative research methods make sense to use in Teaching as Research? What qualitative research methods might be relevant to my interests and how would I use them?
Topic 3: Quantitative Methodology, Survey Design, and Teaching as Research Project Design
What are some quantitative strategies I might use? How might I conceive of my project? How do I design simple yet meaningful classroom research surveys for use in Qualtrics? How do I analyze my qualitative and quantitative data?
Topic 4: Data Analysis, Writing Up Results, and Developing Presentations
How do I present my results as a compelling presentation (poster or oral) for the conference?
May 17, 2019: Connecting Research and Teaching Conference
Share your research with the Cornell University community and visiting scholars in presentation (poster or oral) at some point during an annual day-long symposium.
SoTL Publication Residency
New in 2018-2019!
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Publication Residency is ideal for graduate student and postdoc participants who have already completed a Teaching as Research (TAR) or Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) project, and would like to write up a formal journal article or other manuscript for publication. The program involves one-on-one mentoring and opportunities for group support and peer feedback. Assistance throughout the writing and editing process will be available, as will help responding to reviewers’ comments and feedback. Participants also present their work at the Connecting Research and Teaching Conference in May 2019, with others presenting their action / education research projects.