SoTL Past Projects
Ten faculty and staff in UW-Superior’s 2014 CETL SoTL “Homegrown” program displayed posters summarizing their SoTL projects. Use the links below to see views of their projects’ posters.
Beth Austin, Senior Lecturer of Media and Distance Learning in the Communicating Arts Department presented her SoTL project poster entitled The Train has Left the Building, a documentary exploring the changing landscape of mediated education and the teacher’s evolving role online and in the classroom.
Dr. Andy Breckenridge, Associate Professor of Geology in the Department of Natural Science, presented his SoTL project poster on Experimenting with a Flipped Classroom in GEOL 110 class on Dynamic Earth.
Susie Isaksen, former Senior Lecturer of Writing in the Writing and Library Science Department, presented her SoTL poster on Exploring Links between Learning and Motivation in her College Writing 101 classes.
Heather Kahler, Senior Lecturer of Math
in the Department of Mathematics and
Computer Science, presented her SoTL project poster on What works to motivate
learners to be self-directed learners in a
flipped classroom? as researched in her
online intermediate algebra classes (MATH
John McCormick, Senior Lecturer of Writing in the Writing and Library Science Department, presented his SoTL project poster examining Do Different Texts Affect Writing Students’ Basic Reading Confidence? as re- searched in his Fundamentals of Writing class WRIT 099.
Dr. Jeanette Pucheu, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, presented her SoTL project poster on Tuning into Fluency in the Advanced Spanish Classroom (SPAN 300), answering the question: Does interaction with social media in Spanish have a significant impact upon the oral fluency of the advanced Spanish student?
Dr. Brent Opdall, Assistant Professor of Management, Department of Business & Economics, University of Wisconsin-Superior. An examination of business case studies as an active learning method in a principles of management course: an online to face-to-face comparison
Yvonne Rutford, Assistant Professor of Writing in the Department of Writing and Library Science, collaborated with Yunhong “Tom” Tu, Assistant Professor of Library Science in the Department of Writing and Library Science, and Instructional Designer for Distance Learning and the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, to develop and complete their SoTL project entitled Increasing Student Participation in Class Discussions in a First Year Writing Course (WRIT 102).
Dr. Kristin Riker-Coleman, Assistant Professor of Geology in the Natural Sciences Department, displayed her SoTL project poster that explored the question Do active learning activities increase a sense of engagement and students’ perceptions of success in general education geology coursework? (GEOL 112: Historical Geology).
CETL SoTL Projects Pilot Program - Summer 2013 - January 2014
Dr. Hilary Fezzey (Assistant Professor of British Literature in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) facilitated full-day workshops over the 2013 summer designed to assist six faculty with completion of CETL-sponsored "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Projects." In addition to her departmental position, Hilary serves as the Campus Faculty Representative to UW System's Office of Professional Instructional Development (OPID).
Their individual posters are provided below:
What Works Best to Motivate Students in an Introductory Economics Course by Dr. Sakib Mahmud, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Management in the Department of Business and Economics.
Evaluating Outcomes of a Professional Development Sequence by Dr. Ralynn C. Schmalzried Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity.
Train the Trainers: Embedded Information Literacy in the First Year Writing Curriculum, a collaborative project by Dr. Jamie White-Farnham, Assistant Professor of Writing in the Department of Writing and Library Science, and Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Assistant Professor of Library Science in the Depart of Writing and Library Science amd Reference and Information Literacy Librarian at the Jim Dan Hill Library at UW-Superior.
A summary of the 17 faculty, 3 academic instructional staff, and one academic non-instructional staff whose projects were funded by the Summer 2013 CETL Jumpstart Program, go to pages 30 to 34 of the
CETL Connections Newsletter, Issue 10 (August 2013) or link on the following poster: Recipients of the CETL 2013 Summer Jumpstart Program
For a summary of the 18 faculty scholarship projects funded by the Summer 2012 CETL Jumpstart Program, go to pages 14-16 of the CETL Connections Newsletter, Issue 8 - July 2012, or check out the posters here: