Spotlight on SoTL

March 2017 Newsletter, Center for Teaching and Learning @CT2

Congratulations to the 2017 SoTL Award Winner!

We congratulate the recipient of the 2017 SoTL Award, Jody Langdon, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Health and Kinesiology. The award recognizes faculty for the quality, quantity, impact, and application of their contributions to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Langdon began her SoTL research at Georgia Southern as a SoTL Fellow in 2013 investigating the effects of the Flipped Classroom Model on perceptions of course experience, motivation, course performance, and basic need satisfaction. Since her experience as a fellow, she has continued researching in the SoTL field, leading to one publication and four conference presentations. Her most recent research focuses on metacognition and its ability to enhance student learning. Additional research is now being conducted on autonomy supportive teaching among undergraduate instructors. Dr. Langdon also serves on the Georgia Southern SoTL leadership team and has been a mentor to numerous emerging SoTL scholars. She will co-present her research at the SoTL conference at the end of the month.

SoTL Commons Conference

Wednesday, March 29th, 8am to Friday, March 31st, 12:45pm

305 Fahm Street

Savannah, GA

The 10th annual SoTL Commons Conference will take place March 29th-31st at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah. Have you registered yet? Read more about the conference.

Interested in Chairing a Conference Panel?

See the link below for a Google Doc listing the conference sessions and to sign up to chair a session. Sign up to chair two sessions on the same day and attend that entire day of the conference free! Contact Debbie Walker for more information.

Featured Workshop: Introduction to Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Join us Tuesday, March 7th from 11:00-12:15 pm for a workshop on creating a teaching portfolio. A teaching portfolio is a curated selection of teaching materials and reflective statements that demonstrates your strengths and accomplishments as a teacher. Whether you are preparing your portfolio for tenure and promotion, applying for academic positions or awards, or simply want to reflect on your professional growth, a teaching portfolio can help you document and improve your teaching.

In this workshop, you will learn what to include in your portfolio and how to curate it. You will also engage in a few activities to help you generate reflective statements based on your teaching materials. Register for this workshop now!

A followup Teaching Portfolio Workday to assemble and receive peer feedback on your portfolio is scheduled for Saturday, March 25 from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Be sure to register soon.

Teaching Tips and Tools

Every month, we'll feature a tip or tool to help you improve as an instructor. In this month's tip, Synthesis of the Value and Benefits of SoTL, from Tomorrow's Professor, learn more about how practicing SoTL can benefit you and your students.

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