Teaching as Research Resources

By on May 25, 2016

 

What is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (aka Teaching as Research)?

This growing movement in post-secondary education promotes the use of evidence-based research into student learning.  The intent is not only to improve learning but also to create a community of scholarly teachers who add to the body of knowledge about teaching and learning.  The CIRTL-UTA program encourages doctoral students to pursue teaching as research projects and dissemination of their findings through scholarly journals and conferences.  Funding is available for both research and travel.  Please email lberry@uta.edu with any questions.

The Process of Developing and Implementing a Teaching-as-Research Project

As an instructor, how do you improve student learning?  If you change an classroom activity, how can you be sure that it is effective?  How do you get new ideas for your teaching?  The Teaching-as-Research process (and the project) provides you with the tools to address all of these questions.

An overview of the Teaching-as-Research process (click here for document)
CIRTL Network Framework for completing a TAR project (click here for document)

Funding for Teaching-as-Research

  • CIRTL-UTA Teaching-as-Research grants

Students may apply for $500 grants to support their teaching-as-research projects

Grant support of up to $1500 will be available during the summer terms to support more in-depth projects and dissemination

  • Travel grants
    Students may apply for grants to support travel to present their TAR projects.
  • Mentoring for TAR projects
    Faculty and staff are available to assist students with conceptualizing and implementing their TAR projects.  Contact the CIRTL-UTA GRA for additional information.

Publications

  • Bransford, J.D., Brown, A.L., & Cocking, R.R. (Eds.) (2000).  How people learn.  Brain, 
               mind, experience, and school.  Washington DC:  The National Academies Press.
    (Link to website to download copy)
  • Bender, E. & Gray, D. (1999).  The scholarship of teaching and learning, Research
    & Creative Activity 22(1).
             (link to article)
  • Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering
    Workforce Pipeline, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, &
    Policy and Global Affairs (2011).  Expanding underrepresented minority participation.
    America’s science and technology talent at the crossroads.
    Washington DC:  The
    Academies Press.
    (Link to article)
  • Fry, C.L. (Ed.) (2014). Achieving Systemic Change: A sourcebook for Advancing
             and Funding Undergraduate STEM Education. Washington DC: American
    Association of Colleges and Universities
    (Link to article)
  • Gurung, R.A.R. & Wilson, J.H. (Eds.) (2013).  Doing the scholarship of teaching
    and learning:  Measuring systematic changes to teaching and
    improvements in learning, New Directions for Teaching and
    Learning, No. 136 
  • Hutchings, P., Huber, M.T., & Ciccone, A. (2011).  The scholarship of teaching and learning
    reconsidered. Institutional integration and impact.
    Stanford:
    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
     (link to Amazon website with book preview)
  • Kober, N. (2015).  Reaching students.  What research says about effective instruction in
    undergraduate science and engineering.
    Washington DC: The National Academies
    Press.
    (link to website to download copy)
  • Kreber, C. (2006). Developing the scholarship of teaching and learning through transformative learning,
             Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and learning 6(1), 88-109.
    (link to article)
  • Members of the 2005 “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” Committee. Rising above the
    gathering storm, revisited
    (2010). Washington DC:  The National Academies Press.
    (Link to article)
  • President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (2012).  Engage to Excel Report.
    (Link to article)
  • Siemens, G., Gašević, D., & Dawson, S. (February 2015). Preparing for the digital university:  a review
    of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning. White paper.
    (Link to article)
  • Singer, S.R., Nielsen, N.R., & Schweingruber, H.A. (Eds.) (2012).  Discipline-based educational research.
    Understanding and improving learning in undergraduate science and engineering.
    Washington DC:
    The National Academies Press.
    (link to website to download copy)

 


Journals

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Periodicals (Northern Kentucky University, Professional and Organizational Development Center).
    General journals: (link to website)
    Discipline-specific journals:  (link to website)
  • International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (link to website)
  • Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (link to website)
  • Link to list of science education journals
  • Link to list of engineering education research journals

Associations and Conferences

  • Link to CIRTL Network Resources Page
  • Link to Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Link to The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Websites