"The scholarship of teaching and learning involves systematic study of teaching and/or learning and the public sharing and review of such work through presentations, performances, or publications. Presentations, performances, and publications may be local, regional, national or international. SoTL, then, shares established criteria of scholarship in general, such as that it is made public, can be reviewed critically by members of the appropriate community, and can be built upon by others to advance the field. SoTL focuses on teaching and learning at the college level, and is primarily classroom and disciplinary based. Ideally, SoTL also involves application and use." from "What is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" http://sotl.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/chairDeanHandout.pdf
Please see below links to Online Classroom, Teaching Professor and Magna Commons. Online Classroom and Teaching Instructor provide timely information about pedagogy and teaching practice in both the online and face-to-face teaching environments. Magna Commons is a streaming video collection on teaching seminars.
The mission of the Center for Teaching Excellence is to foster the enhancement of teaching excellence in all its forms.
We seek to provide constructive and developmental mechanisms for nurturing the excellence in teaching which already exists at IUP. These mechanisms will honor our differences and build on our strengths.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Phone: 724-357-7800
A Campuswide Effort to Promote More Effective Teaching
The IUP Center for Teaching Excellence has sponsored an effort to promote effective teaching through the use of workshops, monthly meetings, and small “teaching circles.” This program, called the Reflective Practice (RP) Project, was initially designed as a follow-up to the SSHE Summer Academy of 1993. The following information presents the history of the project, the evolution of the small group teaching circles, faculty assessment of the impact of the project, the workshops and monthly meeting topics, and our plans for the future.