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Reflective Practice Large Group Meeting Resources, 2016-2017: Home

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"

Door Prize Winner

Lang, J. M. (2009). On course: A week-by-week guide to your first semester of college teaching. Harvard University Press.

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. 

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.


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

Library Support Statement

Remember that students who use the library and its resources are more likely to do well academically and librarians can help your students to find quality sources for research projects so you will not have to. You might wish to include a library support statement like the one below in your syllabus:

Need library sources but don't know where to start? Searching for a book, article, or data to support your argument? Not sure how to cite a source in your bibliography? Ask a librarian!  Research help is available in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 724-357-3006, by email at or even text at(724) 401-1984.  Extended assistance by appointment is also available through our Bring Your Assignment Service
. You can also contact the library specialist assigned to your subject area directly

Subject Guide

Teaching Tips

Teaching Tip of the Week

SoTl Journals (Access through IUP Libraries)

SoTL Journals (Available through Interlibrary Loan)