The history of CETL at UW Oshkosh and of scholarly teaching.
History of Scholarly Teaching and Learning
Ernest L. Boyer's notion of "teaching as scholarship" fueled discussion among academics following the publication of his 1990 book, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. Further work from other scholars expanded Boyer's concept to include a focus on student learning, sparking the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) movement that continues to grow nationally (Carnegie) and internationally (ISSOTL).
UW Oshkosh and Scholarly Teaching
2003-2006: SOTL Initiative - The UW Oshkosh SOTL Initiative began in 2003 with grant funding from the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID). The SOTL Initiative continued its connection with System-wide endeavors by participating in a national "cluster" for SOTL, sponsored by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The Initiative met its goal of creating momentum in the campus culture for the scholarly investigation of teaching and learning. During the first three years, a number of SOTL scholars were funded and SOTL work began to become more common in renewal, tenure, promotion, and merit documentation.
2006-2008: Transition from SOTL Initiative to Center for Scholarly Teaching - During these two years, the SOTL Initiative transitioned into a faculty development program with a more expansive purpose by accomplishing the following: 1) renovating space in the Pollock Alumni House to provide room for the Center; 2) Transitioning funding from external grants to institutional support; and 3) Establishing vision, goals, and structure as well as expanding programming and services.
2008 and Beyond: The Center will collaborate with other campuses that share the scholarly teaching vision and respond to developing faculty, instructional academic staff, campus, and UW System initiatives connected to the Vision.