Faculty and Student Partnerships in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Evaluation of an Institutional Model

Authors

  • Bruce Moghtader University of British Columbia
  • Adriana Briseño-Garzón University of British Columbia
  • Trish Varao-Sousa University of British Columbia
  • Ido Roll Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.10.33

Keywords:

faculty and student partnership, institutional support, community of practice, academic and professional development

Abstract

We present the design and evaluation of an institutional support model for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): the SoTL Seed Program. In this model, faculty from across disciplines partner with graduate students with expertise in educational and social science methodologies to implement SoTL investigations. We interviewed and obtained feedback from both faculty and graduate students about their experiences. A qualitative approach based on grounded theory suggests that organized and sustained partnership between faculty and graduate students offers a viable institutional framework to support SoTL across academic disciplines. In our institution, partnerships in SoTL have resulted in facilitating academic and professional development for both faculty and graduate students, establishing communities of practice for SoTL, and providing infrastructure for systematic engagement with SoTL. 

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Author Biographies

Bruce Moghtader, University of British Columbia

Bruce Moghtader is the community engaged experiential learning officer at the Centre for Community Engaged Learning, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Adriana Briseño-Garzón, University of British Columbia

Adriana Briseño-Garzón is the senior manager, research and evaluation at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology / Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Trish Varao-Sousa, University of British Columbia

Trish Varao-Sousa is the evaluation and research consultant at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology / Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Ido Roll, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Ido Roll is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, and in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel.

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Published

2022-10-10

How to Cite

Moghtader, Bruce, Adriana Briseño-Garzón, Trish Varao-Sousa, and Ido Roll. 2022. “Faculty and Student Partnerships in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Evaluation of an Institutional Model”. Teaching and Learning Inquiry 10 (October). https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.10.33.