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Coupling curriculum revision and scholarship in the School of Nursing

We need to have coordinated lectures throughout our curriculum so that students get key concepts early and then build on that solid foundation. We need to avoid undesired redundancy. We need to keep students engaged throughout the three 8-hour days they spend with us in block. We need to quit powerpointing students to death. In…

Posted on May 18, 2016 in News, , , ,


CFT Assistant Directors Publish Study on Graduate Student SoTL Programs

Assistant Directors Nancy Chick and Cynthia Brame have just published their findings from a study of Vanderbilt graduate students’ research and experiences in the CFT’s programs in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). “An Investigation of the Products and Impact of Graduate Student SoTL Programs: Observations and Recommendations from a Single Institution” was published…

Posted on March 19, 2015 in News, ,


SoTL Scholars Program is Accepting Applications

The SoTL Scholars Program introduces participants to the principles and practices of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, an international, multidisciplinary field of disciplinary specialists studying student learning. SoTL is a synthesis of teaching, learning, and research in higher education that aims to bring a scholarly lens—the curiosity, the inquiry, the rigor, the disciplinary variety—to what happens…

Posted on December 18, 2014 in News, ,


From the Stacks…

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by Cathy Bishop-Clark and Beth Dietz-Uhler This is a book for anyone who has ever considered engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and needs a better understanding of what it is, and how to engage in it. The authors describe how to create a…

Posted on November 18, 2014 in Resource, ,


SoTL Scholars Program is Accepting Applications

The SoTL Scholars Program introduces participants to the principles and practices of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, an international, multidisciplinary field of disciplinary specialists studying student learning. SoTL is a synthesis of teaching, learning, and research in higher education that aims to bring a scholarly lens—the curiosity, the inquiry, the rigor, the disciplinary variety—to…

Posted on November 10, 2014 in Events, News, , ,


Upcoming Teaching Workshop Monday November 3rd: What is SoTL?: Stepping into the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Stepping into the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Date: Wednesday, November 5th Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (food will be provided) Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor Facilitators: Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director & Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Have you ever had a question about your students’ learning you couldn’t quite figure…

Posted on October 30, 2014 in Events, News, ,


Reflections from SoTL Scholar Abbey Mann

“Scholarly teaching is what every one of us should be engaged in every day that we are in classroom, in our office with students, tutoring, lecturing, conducting discussions, all the roles we play pedagogically. Our work as teachers should meet the highest scholarly standards of groundedness, of openness, of clarity and complexity. But it is…

Posted on August 15, 2014 in News, , ,


Reflections from SoTL Scholar Vivian Finch

The SoTL Scholars Program introduces participants to the principles and practices of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, an international, multidisciplinary field of disciplinary specialists studying student learning. SoTL (pronounced “sō-tul” in the U.S.) is a synthesis of teaching, learning, and research in higher education that aims to bring a scholarly lens—the curiosity, the inquiry,…

Posted on June 3, 2014 in News, ,


SoTL Spotlight

SoTL Spotlight: Reflections from a SoTL Project

by Andrew Greer, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Learning happens (or doesn’t), and the processes often remain hidden. Teachers tend to modify their teaching with trial and error, and base these modifications on assumptions about the problems with student learning. However, instead of being guided by hunches, scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) researchers strive to…

Posted on November 20, 2013 in Commentary, , , ,


SoTL Spotlight

SoTL Spotlight: A Great Conference in Banff

by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director Nancy is the author of a variety of SoTL articles and book chapters, as well as co-editor of two books on signature pedagogies and co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry, the official journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), with the Center for Teaching as its…

Posted on November 11, 2013 in Commentary, ,