What is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (aka Teaching as Research)?
This growing movement in post-secondary education promotes the use of evidence-based research into student learning. The intent is not only to improve learning but also to create a community of scholarly teachers who add to the body of knowledge about teaching and learning. The CIRTL-UTA program encourages doctoral students to pursue teaching as research projects and dissemination of their findings through scholarly journals and conferences. Funding is available for both research and travel. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Process of Developing and Implementing a Teaching-as-Research Project
As an instructor, how do you improve student learning? If you change a classroom activity, how can you be sure that it is effective? How do you get new ideas for your teaching? The Teaching-as-Research process (and the project) provides you with the tools to address all of these questions.
Funding for Teaching-as-Research
- CIRTL-UTA Teaching-as-Research grants
Students may apply for $500 grants to support their teaching-as-research projects Grant support of up to $1500 will be available during the summer terms to support more in-depth projects and dissemination
- Travel grants Students may apply for grants to support travel to present their TAR projects.
- Mentoring for TAR projects Faculty and staff are available to assist students with conceptualizing and implementing their TAR projects. Contact the CIRTL-UTA GRA for additional information.
- Bransford, J.D., Brown, A.L., & Cocking, R.R. (Eds.) (2000). How people learn. Brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington DC: The National Academies Press. (Link to website to download copy)
- Bender, E. & Gray, D. (1999). The scholarship of teaching and learning, Research & Creative Activity 22(1). (link to article)
- Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, & Policy and Global Affairs (2011). Expanding underrepresented minority participation. America’s science and technology talent at the crossroads. Washington DC: The Academies Press. (Link to article)
- Fry, C.L. (Ed.) (2014). Achieving Systemic Change: A sourcebook for Advancing and Funding Undergraduate STEM Education. Washington DC: American Association of Colleges and Universities (Link to article)
- Gurung, R.A.R. & Wilson, J.H. (Eds.) (2013). Doing the scholarship of teaching and learning: Measuring systematic changes to teaching and improvements in learning, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 136
- Hutchings, P., Huber, M.T., & Ciccone, A. (2011). The scholarship of teaching and learning reconsidered. Institutional integration and impact. Stanford: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. (link to Amazon website with book preview)
- Kober, N. (2015). Reaching students. What research says about effective instruction in undergraduate science and engineering. Washington DC: The National Academies Press. (link to website to download copy)
- Kreber, C. (2006). Developing the scholarship of teaching and learning through transformative learning, Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and learning 6(1), 88-109. (link to article)
- Members of the 2005 “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” Committee. Rising above the gathering storm, revisited (2010). Washington DC: The National Academies Press. (Link to article)
- President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (2012). Engage to Excel Report. (Link to article)
- Siemens, G., Gašević, D., & Dawson, S. (February 2015). Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning. White paper. (Link to article)
- Singer, S.R., Nielsen, N.R., & Schweingruber, H.A. (Eds.) (2012). Discipline-based educational research. Understanding and improving learning in undergraduate science and engineering. Washington DC: The National Academies Press. (link to website to download copy)
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Periodicals (Northern Kentucky University, Professional and Organizational Development Center). General journals: (link to website) Discipline-specific journals: (link to website)
- International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (link to website)
- Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (link to website)
- Link to list of science education journals
- Link to list of engineering education research journals
- Link to teaching and learning with the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, (ICPSR)
Associations and Conferences
- Link to CIRTL Network Resources Page
- Link to Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
- Link to The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Educational Research Resources
- Qualitative Interview Design: A practical guide for novice investigators (link to website)
- How do design and evaluate research in education (link to website)