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Senior SOTL Scholar Learning Community Project

A learning community of experienced SOTL scholars will be selected to design a teaching and learning inquiry related to the first semester of the new University Studies Program.

A learning community of experienced SOTL scholars will be selected to design a teaching and learning inquiry related to the first semester of the new University Studies Program.  

Current Senior SOTL Scholars and Project Description:

  • William Wresch, COB
  • Jennifer Wenner, Geology
  • Robert Sipes, Kinesiology

Investigation of the Signature Questions in USP Quest I Courses

In this first semester of implementation of the USP, these three experienced Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) scholars are investigating to what level students better understand the Signature Question Essential Learning Outcomes and the benefits of a liberal arts education. Their research method for this investigation includes a pair of online essays at the beginning and end of selected USP Quest I courses. Each participating instructor is administering the essays as part of the class assignments, and students are being asked to consent to releasing their blinded essays to the researchers for analysis. Rubrics are being used to evaluate the content of the essays and a comparison of pre-test to post-test scores will be performed to assess changes in understanding.

Current two-year project cycle: 

  • Fall 2012: Selection and Connection
  • Fall Interim and Spring 2013: Study Design, IRB proposal,Literature Review and Preparation for Data Collection
  • Fall 2013: Data Collection
  • Fall Interim and Spring 2014: Data Analysis, Writing, and Presentation
  • Fall 2014: Presentation

Possible presentation venues include the UW Oshkosh Provost's Teaching and Learning Summit, the UW System President's Summit on Teaching and Learning, the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) conference, or the American Association of Colleges and Universities annual conference (AACU).

Participants receive a $2,000 stipend each year of this two-year program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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by Reinke, Heidi L last modified Dec 12, 2013 03:10 PM