Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL)
- "Defining 'Scholarship' at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions", Wednesday, October 3, The Center For Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) hosted a panel with colleagues from Fort Hays State University who discussed how their campus-wide dialogue about scholarship at primarily undergraduate universities led to the development of departmental standards for scholarship. These guest presenters spoke about the range of activities defined in their department as scholarship, thereby helping expand Park University's conversations.
- "Carnegie Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Scholars", Monday, November 5. Unlike our previous panel in October, this panel was specifically for Deans, Department Chairs and Administrative Leadership and designed to aid leadership efforts to promote scholarship among a department's faculty and develop departmental definitions of scholarship. These area scholars have each participated in a one-year residency at the Carnegie Foundation, during which they produced individual scholarship of teaching and learning projects and helped us define the “scholarship of teaching and learning” and share strategies for how to promote positive scholarship expectations among our faculty.
- Greater Kansas City Symposium on Teaching and Learning, Saturday, April 26. The annual Symposium assembles area faculty and graduate students dedicated to scholarly teaching and the scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Participants have the opportunity to work collaboratively to advance course or institutional-level teaching and learning projects. Unlike a traditional conference, the Symposium consists of facilitated work-groups and peer review of work-in-progress through an interactive poster session. Participants contribute to dialogue and collaboration on self-selected topics including implementing classroom-based research and reflective practices; how SoTL intersects with other teaching and learning movements within the academy; and issues related to the evaluation of teaching. This year's keynote speaker is: Dr. David Pace.
- Third Annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon, Wednesday, April 16,It is a Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning priority to recognize and reward faculty contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning. To that end, CETL will host the annual luncheon to highlight the SoTL related accomplishments and milestones of outstanding full-time and part-time faculty among the Park community.
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