Collaborating for change: Utilizing cross-institutional partnerships to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning at primarily undergraduate institutions

E. Donnelli, A. Dailey-Hebert, B. J. Mandernach

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Because the teaching-research-service triad of faculty responsibilities at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) is weighted toward teaching, faculty development initiatives at these institutions may anticipate early—and easy—adoption of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Indeed, our experience sharing SoTL programming and resources with faculty at Park University confirmed that the culture of teaching often in place at PUIs can prove fertile soil for SoTL programming. However, we also discovered the challenges that can arise when moving from a culture of teaching to a culture of the scholarship of teaching. Our institutional story of membership in the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning reinforces the value of devising multiple avenues to integrate SoTL into a teaching-focused institutional culture, and the necessity of cross-institutional partnerships to stimulate greater perspective on and participation in teaching as a scholarly endeavor
Original languageEnglish
JournalTransformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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