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Reflective Practice Project Workshop Resources 2015-2016: Home

A guide for faculty to resources related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

What is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning?

"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"

Center for Teaching Excellence at IUP

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.

  • Director: Dr. Stephanie Taylor-Davis
    103 Stabley Library
  • Administrative Assistant: Sharon Aikins​
    103 Stabley Library

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Phone: 724-357-7800

Visi the CTE webpage for resources to support quality teaching and faculty development or watch an introductory video.


Journals Available through IUP Libraries that Publish Teaching and Learning Articles

Discipline Specific Journals

  • Anthropology and Education Quarterly
  • Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
  • Composition Studies
  • Contemporary Educational Psychology
  • European Physical Education Review
  • Hispania
  • International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education
  • Journal of Career Development
  • Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
  • Journal of Economic Education
  • Journal of Education for Business
  • Journal of Educational Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • Journal of Geography in Higher Education
  • Journal of Instructional Psychology
  • Journal of Marketing Education
  • Journal of Memory and Language
  • Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  • Journal of Nutrition Education
  • Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development
  • Medical Education
  • Modern Language Journal
  • Nurse Education in Practice
  • Teaching Artist Journal
  • Teaching of Psychology


Reflective Practice Project

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.

Links to Past Large Group Meeting Topics and Resources.

Reflective Practice Co-Directors

The Reflective Practice Project: An Executive Summary 

The Reflective Practice Project: Frequently Asked Questions

Centers for Teaching Excellence

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Sites

Magna Publications for Faculty

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. 

Subject Guide

Resources for 2014-2015

Teaching and Learning Resources

Teaching Tips

Teaching Tip of the Week