UW-Superior Based SoTL Projects

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The UW-Superior CETL involvement in Scholarship on Teaching and Learning support for scholarly activities was launched as a pilot program in the spring/summer of 2012. Since the pilot start-up the program has continued to evolve into the currently offered SoTL homegrown program.

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SoTL Homegrown Coordinators: Dr. Hilary Fezzey and Dr. Sakib Mahmud.

2017-18 Participants:

Mr. Nathan Anderson , “Do video lectures improve student assessment scores for distance learning students taking Physical Science?”

Ms. Jennifer Bird, Ms. Tammy Fanning, Nathan Field, Ms. Allison Garver, “Exploring the relationship between focused goal setting and implementation on students’ academic success”

Ms. Allison Garver, “Evaluating the outcomes of a student leadership training program”

Amanda Lilly , “People have the right to make bad decisions! How Social Work students interpret the concept of client self-determination“

Susan Maguire , “Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Visual Arts Students “

Kate Nolin-Smith , “What motivates our campus Language Learners? An exploration of Directed Motivational Currents (DMC’s) in university students studying content in a second language”

Dr. Matthew Ridenour , “Teachers are: Metaphorical representations of teaching as a vocation, and what these metaphors say about pre-service educator perceptions and identity”

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UW-Superior SoTL Program overview

One of the needs on UW-Superior's campus is providing infrastructure and summer stipend support for scholarly activities. To assist in this effort, CETL offered a pilot program in Spring/Summer 2012 and again in Spring/Summer 2013.

In 2013 a program was designed for Non-Instructional Academic Staff, as well as the Faculty and Instructional Teaching Staff program piloted in 2012.

These programs provided funding for intensive development of some aspect of a scholarly project in Summer 2012 and Summer 2013. Grants were designed for production of scholarship "pieces of work" that clearly identified tasks to move ahead design and/or production of scholarly projects. For instructors, it was either a SoTL (scholarship of teaching/ learning) or a discipline based research project that would be integrated into classroom or out-of-classroom teaching.

For non-instructional academic staff, the project would include intensive development of a program to foster effective student learning. Stipends were processed with 75% paid in the recipients' June paychecks and the final 25% processed upon proof of completion of the proposed projects in August.

A summary of all projects received was presented to the Provost as part of examples of CETL supported work. A list of recipients with their completed projects was publicized by CETL in the CETL Connections Newsletters and posters of award recipients were displayed at CETL celebrations of scholarship.

See some of the past UW-Superior SoTL Projects

Criteria and design of each program: