Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Prof. Periman and Dr. Everett ramp up Making Learning Visible for spring 2014 semester

L to r: Paul Wasko, Academic Innovations & eLearning; Prof. Periman; Prof. Terry Nelson, College of Business &
Public Policy; Dr. Everett; and Prof. Deborah Mole, Consortium Library, discuss strategies to use in the classroom.

Prof. Periman, J.D., and Dr. Ron Everett, Justice faculty, met recently with the Spring 2014 UAA faculty participants in the Making Learning Visible project.  This project of the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) is UAA’s venture into the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

The January 17 program focused on "Jumping into Scholarly Teaching." Participants are part of a book group where faculty from diverse fields gather and engage in a discussion around a common book of case studies on the scholarship of teaching.

Another aspect of the project involves a portfolio group where faculty engage in a scholarship of teaching project in their own classrooms.

The outcome of these efforts is increased evidence of teaching effectiveness, and  faculty members who have evidence beyond the student course evaluation form (IDEA form) of what is working (or not) in their classroom.