Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
SOTL @ UAF
In the interest of improving student learning experiences methodically and collaboratively, UAF is launching an initiative to support the scholarship of teaching and learning. With a focus on equity, this initiative will support select instructors in honoring their courses as the teaching experiments that they are.
In 2023, with support from the Provost’s Office, the Center for Student Success, and UAF eCampus, faculty will work together to review student success data in their courses, ask questions about barriers and contributors to success, and design interventions to address equity gaps identified through this process. The program will follow participants through at least one semester of teaching with these interventions to help understand and document their impacts. Finally, participants will share their learning with a wider audience through a written report, presentation, grant or SEP proposal, or other method. This SOTL@UAF initiative will run Spring 2023 – Spring 2024. Apply by March 8, 2023.
2023-24 Program Structure
Participants in this program can expect monthly meetings, asynchronous dialogue and writing, and required participation in a 3-day workshop in May 2023. Questions? Contact Jen Tilbury (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kendell Newman (email@example.com).
|Pre-program||3/8/2023||Deadline to apply|
|4/20/2023||Keynote with Gardner Institute (1pm)|
|4/30/2023||Deadline to review data report|
|Project Development||5/10-5/12/23||iTeach Workshop (9am-4pm)|
|6/12-6/13/23||Gardner Institute “Symposium on Transforming the Foundational Postsecondary Experience”|
|June-July 2023||Stipend available for participants to develop intervention plans and redesign courses|
|Experiment||Fall 2023||Participants teach with interventions|
|Fall 2023||Monthly cohort meetings & reflection/progress reports|
|Report||Spring 2024||Participants share their research with the wider UAF and SOTL communities|
Apply by March 8, 2023. Enrollment is limited to 30 teaching faculty.
Applicants must have taught the course they apply with before, and must be planning to teach again in the 2023-24 academic year. We are specifically interested in instructors of the following courses, which have been identified as “Gatekeeper/Gateway” courses as part of UAF’s accreditation process:
|ABUS F154||HLT F100|
|ANS F111X||MATH 105|
|ANTH F100X||MATH 113X|
|ASLG F101X||MATH 151X|
|BA 151X||MSL 111X|
|BIOL 115X||MUS F103X|
|CHEM 105X||PHIL F102X|
|COJO 121X||PSY F101X|
|CS F103||STAT F200X|
|HIST F100X||WRTG F213X|