CIEL Spring Colloquium

Community for Innovative and Engaged Learning (CIEL) Spring Colloquium

Student Talk: Students as Partners in Teaching, Learning, and Research

Wednesday, March 28th

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Student Union Ballroom

Scholarly Teaching vs. the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, March 28th

2:00-3:00 p.m., Student Union Central Ballroom

Designing a SOTL Research Questions: Identifying Next Steps for Your Project

Thursday, March 29th

8:00-11:00 a.m., PAC H

Dr. Brett McCollum, Professor of Chemistry at Mount Royal University, has been involved in chemistry education research since 2007. He has been recognized with the 2012 Alberta Colleges and Institutes Faculty Association Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, inducted into the Apple Distinguished Educators Community in 2013, earned the 2014 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, the 2016 Mount Royal Faculty Association Teaching Excellence Award, and 2017 Distinguished Faculty Award. Brett h

as been involved with the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning since participating in the Nexen Teaching and Learning Scholars Program in 2013, and he served as Director for 2016-17.

He is interested in the experience of undergraduate researchers and has been an invited speaker on this topic. With his undergraduate research team and international collaborators, Brett investigates best practices for the use of mobile technologies in higher education.

2018-19 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Discussion Group

Mission of SoTL Discussion Group

A community of educators dedicated to the use of systematic inquiry methods to investigate teaching and learning.

Benefits of SoTL Discussion Group

  • Monthly meetings discussing SoTL literature.
  • Help in framing research questions
  • Help in navigating IRB processes
  • Help in developing internal and external grant proposals

Expectations of Discussion Group

  • Attend monthly meetings and speaker presentations
  • Prepare for discussions by reading assigned material
  • Take an active part in discussions, whether in person or online
  • Reflect on how to develop or refine your SoTL research projects

Potential Topics for the Discussion Group

  • Introduction to Learning Theories
  • Finding your place in SoTL
  • Principles of Good Practice in SoTL
  • Diverse Methodological Approaches for SoTL
  • Designing SoTL Studies – Validity
  • Designing SoTL Studies – Practicality
  • Statistical Models for Analyzing Learning Data
  • Navigating the IRB
  • Telling a Good Story Well
  • Navigating the Minefields of Publishing

Application Process for AY 18-19

The application will ask you to answer each of the following three questions/statements.

  1. My research idea or are of SoTL interest is…
  2. What do you do you anticipate you can contribute to the group?
  3. What do you hope to learn from the group to help you advance your scholarship?

Link to the application web form

Application deadline: April 6, 2018

2018-19 Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellows Application

About the Teaching Fellows Program

In an effort to engage with high impact practices in higher education teaching and learning, all full-time teaching faculty are invited to apply to participate in the 2018-19 Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellows. This group will meet monthly to discuss educational psychology and research-based practices. Participants will receive free copies of two books: Small Teaching by James Lang, and Teach Students How to Learn by Saundra McGuire.

Mission of Teaching Fellows

To encourage faculty to engage with high impact teaching practices that transform their teaching.

Benefits of Teaching Fellows

  • Faculty exposure to teaching and learning literature that has been shown to improve student learning
  • Engagement with other faculty that wish to improve their teaching
  • Books to be discussed will be provided for each Fellow
  • Additional access to Fall and Spring CIEL/COLRS speakers

Expectations of Teaching Fellows

  • Attend monthly meetings and speaker presentations
  • Prepare for discussions by reading assigned material
  • Take an active part in discussions, whether in person or online
  • Reflect on how to develop and incorporate practices into your own teaching

Application Process for AY 18-19

The application will ask you to answer each of the following three questions.

  1. How do you hope to benefit from the experience of being an Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellow?
  2. What do you do you anticipate you can contribute to the group?
  3. What challenge in your own teaching do you hope to solve?

Link to the application web form

Application deadline: August 31, 2018

2018 COLRS/CIEL Symposium Schedule

Location: UIS Student Union Ballroom

9:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome

by Vickie Cook and Layne Morsch. Information about applying for Fellows programs, COLRS, OER, Excellence in Teaching & Learning

10:30-11:00 Conversations that Work Session 1

    • The Goldilocks Syndrome – When is technology too much, too little, and just right? (A)
      by Kara McElwrath & Francois Giraud-Carrier. This discussion will focus on leveraging technology to impact both student learning and teaching styles. We will address both technologies that UIS already has available as well as what technologies we need to bring to UIS.
    • Novel E-collaboration Approaches to Enhance Social Presence and Effectiveness of On-Line Learning (B)
      by Brian Chen & Emily Boles. The benefits of e-collaboration projects promote student learning and create an interactive online learning community. However, successful use of online e-collaborative projects requires additional teaching tactics and strategies. Participants will identify and analyze key factors in the use of e-collaboration projects in an online environment.
    • Integrating the Scholarship of Teaching into Your Teaching, Research & Service (C)
      COLRS Faculty Fellows & Michele Gribbins. Faculty who practice the scholarship of teaching seek to understand how students learn and how various teaching practices influence student learning in their discipline (Boyer, 1990).  Join the discussion as faculty share why the scholarship of teaching is important to their growth as educators and scholars.  Panelists will share how the scholarship of teaching has impacted their teaching, research, and service, and will provide suggestions on how to enhance your scholarship of teaching.

11:00 Snack Break

11:15-11:45 Conversations that Work Session 2

    • Scholarship of Teaching and the IRB Process (A)
      Keenan Dungey & Karen Swan. We are encouraged to be innovative instructors and to engage our students in the learning process. This session will discuss how you can turn such classroom interventions into a research program. But human subjects research has ethical consequences.  These will be discussed, with ways to address them.
    • Integrating Faculty into a Residential Curriculum (B)
      Daniel Schraeder & Marc Klingshirn. Residence Life intends to move towards a curricular model for the events offered to residential students in the Fall 2018.  A curricular model utilizes clear learning outcomes and multiple strategies to engage learners in sequenced learning that is rooted in theory and incorporates stakeholders across campus. Provide your feedback at this session!
    • Embedding Career Readiness Competencies into Program Curriculum to Bridge Skills Gap (C)
      Angela Evans & Carol Jessup. Higher education professionals and faculty across the nation are increasing challenged to assess and evaluate how they prepare students for the workforce and meet real-time skill sets sought by employers. The NACE Career Readiness Competencies will be identified and best practices discussed to incorporate within applicable curriculum and activities.

12:00-12:45 Catered Lunch

1:00-2:00 Keynote: The Land-Grant Mission in an Online World

Introduction by Ray Schroeder

Keynote by Adam Fein, Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Adam is involved in shaping campus strategy and providing campus-wide support for innovations in classroom and online education. He assists academic units with the development of new types of educational programs, especially online programs, guiding campus policies around online programs, and promoting the use of data-driven research and analytics to improve student learning outcomes.

2:15-2:45 Top Strategies from Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellows Program

    • Tiffany Nielson
    • Elizabeth Kosmetatou
    • Sudeep Sharma
    • Carol Jessup
    • Angela Doehring