Each April, the CFT hosts the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Symposium which was held most recently on April 12, 2012 from 4:00-5:30 at the Center for Teaching.
The format included:
- Roundtable sessions with fellow graduate students who’ve successfully applied their research skills to their teaching
Who is this event intended for?
- Graduate students, as well as faculty & staff, interested in improving their teaching
- Anyone interested in learning practical strategies and methods for developing, applying, and analyzing research projects
- Those in all stages of the Teaching Certificate Program who either are currently or will be engaging in SoTL during cycle three.
- Anyone wondering: why does SoTL matter and why should I care about this? (We’ll answer those questions and more)
The 2012 Symposium featured these Teaching Certificate Cycle 3 Participants:
- Cassandra S. Koontz
Missing the Forest for the Trees: Concept Map Horizontality and Performance in an Introduction to Biological Anthropology Course
- Katie McEwan
Learning German on the Internet: How does a collaborative course wiki impact student learning in a fourth-semester German course?
- Angela Cowser
Using Rubrics to Improve Student Comprehension and Writing
- Kim Scott
A Comparative Analysis of Teaching Methods: Lecture Only, Demonstration and Hands-On Activities, and Written Instructions and Hands-On Activities
- Wenyue Du
Impact of Online vs. Traditional Paper-and-pencil Homework Assignments in Student Learning in an Introductory Biology
- Rebecca St. Clair
Students Prefer Standard Multiple Choice Questions
- Menghun Goh
The Use of Semiotic in Teaching Koine Greek
The 2011 Symposium featured these participants:
- Gretchen Selcke
A&S, Spanish – Task-Based Activity for Implicit Grammar Instruction
- Hang Wang
A&S, Mathematics – Effect of Daily Practice in Calculus Classroom
- Jenny Retherford
Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering – “Pacing” Homework Due Dates: A Lesson in Time Management
- Joseph Conrad
Medical School, Microbiology & Immunology – Influence of formalized technical/contextual lab intros
- Kristin Jernigan
Medical School, Cell & Developmental Biology – Cooperative learning – effect on student performance
- Jim Wilburn
Peabody, LPO – Improving Leadership through Simulation
- Kate O’Doherty
Peabody, Psychology – Collaborative Testing: Does it Work/Do Students Like it?