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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: What's it all about?

Description: "The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is the study of teaching and learning and the communication of findings so that a body of knowledge can be established." The benefits of SoTL? Through the scholarly investigation of teaching and a review of the literature, you can improve your teaching and student learning. We compel ourselves to question our assumptions about what is working and not working in the classroom. And we have a responsibility to our colleagues to "contribute to the body of knowledge about effective teaching" through presentations and publications. Learn more from the authors of Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Beth Dietz-Uhler and Cathy Bishop Clark in this presentation. (This is a MediaSite Recording made possible by Instructional Media Services.)

Friday, 19 September, 9:00-10:00 AM

Teaching Naked (Book Club Group 2) (required pre-registration)
Part 2
Facilitator: Nakul Kumar, Economics

Friday, 19 September, 12:00-1:00 PM

Make It Stick (Book Club Group 1) (required pre-registration)
Be prepared to discuss Chapters 7-8.
Facilitator: Nancy Giles, Psychology

Tuesday, 23 September, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Make It Stick (Book Club Group 3) (required pre-registration)
Be prepared to discuss Chapters 4-6.
Facilitator: Lisa Stallbaumer, History

Tuesday, 23 September, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Girl or Woman? Kid or Student?: What's the Big Deal About Language?
Do the words we use to describe students and other elements of the university environment matter? In this seminar, we will examine our own use of language and discuss potential impacts of terminology on our educational community.
Presenter: Denise Davidson, Teaching & Learning, College Student Affairs Program

Friday, 26 September, 9:00-10:00 AM

Teaching Naked (Book Club Group 2) (required pre-registration)
Part 2 and 3
Facilitator: Nakul Kumar, Economics

Tuesday, 30 September, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Make It Stick (Book Club Group 1) (required pre-registration)
Be prepared to discuss Chapters 7-8.
Facilitator: Lisa Stallbaumer, History

Wednesday, 1 October, 1:00-2:00 PM

Preparing for Program Review
Is your department going to be completing their department review in the near future? Are you clear on the timeline for completing the process? Are all the necessary components in place to provide your department with useful information to put into the review? Come and learn more about the process at this informative session!
David Heineman, Communication Studies

Monday, 6 October, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Safe Zones Training, Part 1
The Safe Zones Program is training open to the Faculty and Staff of Bloomsburg University. This two hour program, divided between Monday and Wednesday, introduces participants to terminology used in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and ally (LGBTQA) community; what they can do to help the cause of LGBTQA equality; and learn ways to combat homophobia and provide assistance to LGBTQA students facing discrimination. The first part of the training is self-directed online learning. All participants are asked to complete "Course Outline, Part 1: Queer 101: before attending the face-to-face seminar. Please register in advance by emailing or filling out the Safe Zone Program RSVP Form at the end of the Course Outline, Part 1: Queer 101.
Facilitator: Matthew Barcus, Coordinator, LGBTQA Student Services


Wednesday, 8 October, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Safe Zones Training, Part 2
The Safe Zones Program is training open to the Faculty and Staff of Bloomsburg University, who attended Part 1. If your department is interested in holding its own Safe Zones Training, please contact Matthew Barcus, Coordinator, LGBTQA Student Services.