Biggio Center offers two new teaching and learning scholarship programs
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The Biggio Center is launching two new competitive programs to help faculty engage with the Teaching and Learning Fellowship, or SoTL. The SoTL Hackathon, scheduled for July 30, is a one-day workshop that will help professors “hack” a teaching or learning issue into their classes by presenting the methods and motivations that drive the course. SoTL research. The SoTL Project Development Institute is a one-year program that will provide select SoTL Fellows with guidance and funding to develop their own SoTL project, from refining the research question to designing the study, collecting and analyzing the data and writing their findings for publication.
If you could hack any problem with your teaching to streamline your coursework and improve your students’ learning, what would it be? A hackathon is a focused design sprint where participants work together to identify problems and design solutions. This one-day interactive workshop will introduce professors to the “what, why and how” of SoTL with an emphasis on identifying a research question, developing appropriate methods, and discovering where and how to access and interpret. data related to teaching and learning. Led by an interdisciplinary team of facilitators from Biggio, University Writing, Office of Academic Assessment, Office of Institutional Research, Libraries, OVPR and Discipline-Based Educational Researchers from COSAM, participants will participate in a range of SoTL case studies and facilitate team challenges designed to introduce new and experienced faculty to the field of SoTL and provide a starting point to start your own SoTL research project in Auburn.
All faculties and disciplines are welcome. This event is designed for a range of expertise levels ranging from brand new to SoTL to experienced SoTL researchers.
SoTL Project Development Institute, or SPDI
Professors familiar with SoTL and ready to embark on a research study are invited to apply to be appointed SoTL Fellow in our first SPDI cohort. Fellows will meet regularly throughout the year to develop a study, collect data and write an article for publication in a SoTL journal. In addition to financial support for their SoTL project, SoTL fellows will receive additional types of support, information and advice from a range of experts and units on campus. Professors are welcome to apply individually or in groups. While the research questions may evolve in the process, the app does require some thinking about the problem you hope to solve in your lessons or the question you hope to answer about your students’ learning using grounded methods. on evidence.
Individuals or groups of faculty who know at least a little bit of SoTL, who have identified a research question or are focusing on development during the academic year, and who will have the opportunity to collect data during the spring semester is the audience. For example, professors who have to teach or supervise students during the spring semester. SoTL Hackathon participants are encouraged to apply for this program. Candidates in the group will each have to submit an individual application and will have the opportunity to appoint collaborators.
Biggio Center faculty member Min Zhong will lead a faculty learning community during the fall semester of 2021 that will provide an in-depth introduction to the field of SoTL through a selection of readings and discussions for those who are. curious about SoTL but not yet ready to dive into their own project. This program will lay the groundwork for participants’ own research and prepare those who wish to engage in the SPDI program the following year.