Teaching Scholars' Table
Calling all teaching scholars: Receive individualized support, publication guidance and opportunities for educational leadership to start your Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (SoTL) journey.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning is hosting the Teaching Scholars’ Table group again this academic year. The aim of the group is to form a professional learning community (PLC) for people who are interested in conducting research on teaching and/or learning in their discipline. The goal is to increase collective capacity as scholars that study our teaching practices. This program is open to everyone at Trent. Participants are supported in pursuing their own research project or other evidence based pedagogical research initiative such as a conference presentation or developing a workshop. Funding for research assistance is available on a case-by-case basis.
For the past two years, the CTL worked on an inter-disciplinary collaborative study: First-Year Academic Experience Project. The goal of the project was to conduct a ‘360 degree’ scan of the first-year academic experience. The final report carried a series of recommendations, including developing PLCs to support faculty who are conducting research on their teaching practices. Although many faculty conduct subject specific research, there has been an identified gap in SoTL. With the introduction of Senior Lecturers at Trent and a re-energizing of teaching excellence at Trent, the Centre for Teaching and Learning has secured a donation for this program as well as a research grant to study the effectiveness of using the professional learning community model to increase faculty capacity and efficacy for SoTL.
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Senior Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching and Learning
1.705.748.1011 Ex. 7240