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UW Oshkosh’s Center for Scholarly Teaching (CST) has announced those selected for the pilot program STEPS — Scholarly Teaching Excellence through Peer Support.

Elizabeth Alderton, Eric Brunsell and Loretta Mason-Williams of the College of Education and Human Services and Eric Kuennen and Steve Szydlik of the College of Letters and Science will  participate in training; mutual peer-observation with videotaping, viewing and discussion of their teaching; student surveying; strength-based action plan formulation; mutual support for action plan implementation; and investigation of impact via student-learning measurement.

This faculty development process is designed to invigorate teaching and impact students’ learning. The STEPS pilot project is being implemented to investigate the efficacy of such a faculty development process.

Teams were selected for this pilot project based on their demonstrated commitment to student learning and exemplary teaching as well as their willingness and ability to work together toward more scholarly teaching. Scholarly teachers are committed to maximizing student learning through intellectually rigorous investigation and integration of research into practice.

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