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Wrapping a MOOC: CFT Study Published in the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT)

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Last fall, Vanderbilt computer science professor Doug Fisher “flipped” his graduate-level course on machine learning. Instead of having his students read their textbook before class or watch lecture videos that he created, as is typical for a “flipped” classroom, Doug asked his students to prepare for class by taking another…

Posted on September 30, 2013 in News, , , , , ,


CFT Offers New Guide: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL, pronounced “sō-tul” in the US) 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 in the classroom (brick-and-mortar, virtual, co-curricular, et al.).   SoTL involves asking meaningful questions about student…

Posted on September 24, 2013 in News, Resource, , ,


SoTL Spotlight

SoTL Spotlight: Special Issue of Teaching & Learning Inquiry

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 September 19, 2013 in Commentary, News, ,


Tweets from the Celebration of Teaching: Scientists in the Classroom, Academic Inquiry, and Open Education

by CFT Director Derek Bruff When I attend an academic conference, I’m particularly active on Twitter, live-tweeting the conference by sharing observations, reflections, questions, and resources. A conference backchannel can provide a space for discussion and networking, share highlights from the conference with those not physically present, and serve as an archive for the event….

Posted on May 15, 2013 in News, , , ,


Announcing “Teaching & Learning Inquiry,” ISSOTL’s New Journal

by CFT Director Derek Bruff I’m very pleased to share that news that the inaugural issue of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI) is now available. This new journal “publishes insightful research, theory, commentary, and other scholarly works that document or facilitate investigations of teaching and learning in higher education.” TLI is the official journal of…

Posted on April 29, 2013 in News, ,


SoTL Spotlight

SoTL Spotlight: Public Performances of Learning

by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director Nancy is the author of a variety of scholarship of teaching and learning (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). “SoTL Spotlight”…

Posted on March 29, 2013 in Commentary, , ,


SoTL Spotlight

SoTL Spotlight: Teaching & Learning Inquiry

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). “SoTL Spotlight” is her ongoing feature on…

Posted on March 25, 2013 in Commentary, ,


Reflections on Last Week’s ISSOTL Conference

by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director I just returned from the ninth annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)—this year in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  I’ve attended every ISSOTL conference, and this was among the best.  But of this year’s plenaries, posters, and panels, another part of the conference…

Posted on October 30, 2012 in News, , ,


Meet CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Adam Wilsman

This fall, we’re introducing the CFT’s 2012-13 Graduate Teaching Fellows* individually to highlight their areas of expertise, interests, and specific CFT activities. Adam Wilsman is a Ph.D. student in History.  His dissertation, entitled “Our Enemy’s Enemy: Human Rights and the U.S. Intervention in El Salvador, 1977-1992,” is currently in progress.  Adam has TA’d a wide…

Posted on October 25, 2012 in News, , ,


SoTL Spotlight

SoTL Spotlight: What’s In It for Me?

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). “SoTL Spotlight” is her ongoing feature on…

Posted on June 5, 2012 in News, ,