January 19 Course overview, introductions, syllabus and assignment reviews

  1. Bender & Gray, “The Scholarship of Teaching
January 26 What and why Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  1. McKinney, Ch. 1 & 2
  2. Shulman, “Course Anatomy” (handouts)
  3. Halpern & Hakel, “Learning that lasts a lifetime” (handouts)
  4. Rice, Beyond Scholarship Reconsidered: Toward an Enlarged Vision of the Scholarly Work of Faculty Members (handouts)
February 2 Research questions & “problems”—a first cut

  1. McKinney, Ch 3
  2. Bass, “The Scholarship of Teaching
  3. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Tutorial
February 9 Contemporary research on learning

  1. Marchese, “The New Conversations About Learning
  2. Matlin, “Cognitive Psychology and College-Level Pedagogy
  3. How People Learn
February 16 Research design & methods

  1. McKinney, Ch. 6
February 23 Contemporary theories & views influencing SOTL

Write a one page summary and review of one text—what is the argument of this book and how might it influence our thinking about SOTL? Choose from this list.

March 2 Research methods
Virtual Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Barkley, Professor of English and past Dean of Fine Arts and Communications, Foothill College

  1. Cross & Steadman, Classroom Research, Ch. 1
March 9 No class – Spring Break
March 16 Ethical issues
Guest speaker: Barbara Cambridge, director, Washington Office, National Council of Teachers of English, former vice president, American Association for Higher Education and past president, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  1. McKinney, Ch 5
  2. Hutchings (2002), Ethics of Inquiry, Introduction
March 23 Community college setting

  1. Prager (2003) “Scholarship Matters” (blog)
  2. Sperling (2003) “How Community Colleges Understand the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” (blog)
  3. Readings to be determined
March 30 Disciplinary and contextual differences: Sociology

  1. McKinney, Ch 8
  2. Cross & Steadman, 1996. Classroom Research, Ch 2
  3. Johnson, “Overcoming Doom and Gloom” (handouts)
April 6 Disciplinary and contextual differences: Returning Veterans

  1. Cross & Steadman, 1996. Classroom Research, Ch 4
  2. Zinger & Cohen, “Veterans Returning From War Into The Classroom” (handouts)
April 13 Disciplinary and contextual differences: Music Education

  1. Reimer, “Research in Musical Education” (handouts)
  2. Cooper. “Delivery Student Feedback in Higher Education” (handouts)
April 20 Going Public

  1. McKinney, ch 7
  2. Tompkins, “Introduction to Faculty Portfolios” (handouts)
  3. Hutchings – “Defining Features and Significant Functions of the Course Portfolio,” (handouts)
  4. Bass and Bernstein, “The Middle of Open Spaces” 
  5. IIyoshi and Richardson, “Promoting Technology-enabled Building and Sharing
April 27 Future directions for SoTL (class meets online)
Virtual guest speakers: Pat Hutchings, former vice president and consulting scholar, and Mary Huber, senior scholar emerita and consulting scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

  1. Ciccone, et. al., “Exploring Impact” (handouts)
  2. Clegg, “The Struggle for Connections
  3. Keeling, Learning Reconsidered (summary)
  4. Mentkoski and Loacker, “Enacting a Collaborative Scholarship of Assessment” (handouts)
  5. Manor, et. al., “Foundations of Student-Faculty Partnerships” (handouts)
May 4 Reports on final projects and potluck

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