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Rigorously applying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A community college case study


2008 2008

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This case study investigated the influence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) on community college faculty. This study identified a five-phase progressive model of participation, entitled Questing in Conversation for SoTL faculty participants at Four Seasons Community College (FSCC). The results of participation for faculty include stronger connections with colleagues, increased curricula and pedagogical innovations, and the regular collection of student data to inform classroom practice and administrative decisions. These results occurred within an organizational field of practical and philosophical support for faculty development efforts by college administration.

This investigation generated three key findings. The first finding is that the influence on SoTL fellows is cumulative and grows from progressive participation in substantial faculty development programs. Second, fellows who engage in their SoTL inquiries with a greater capacity to conduct research connect more strongly with colleagues. Third, SoTL faculty report administrative support is invaluable and is primarily experienced through the Dean of Professional Development and the programs offered through the Office for Faculty and Staff Development.

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Subject
Community college education;
Higher education;
Teaching;
Learning;
Case studies
Classification
0275: Community college education
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Community college; Faculty; Faculty development; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Title
Rigorously applying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A community college case study
Author
Douglas, Katherine P.
Number of pages
208
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 69/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549786351
Advisor
Berger, Joseph B.
Committee member
Crosson, Patricia; Smircich, Linda; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
Education
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3325152
ProQuest document ID
304573410
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304573410
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