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CRC Institutional Leadership Proposal May 2006
‘Writing the Scholarship of Teaching’ Residence June 2006
First Convening, Washington 2006

CRC Institutional Leadership Proposal May 2006

The project of CEU's Curriculum Resource Centre entitled 'Changing the learning/teaching paradigm in the post- communist higher education through experiments in the scholarship of teaching and learning' has been selected for the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) - Institutional Leadership Program.

The participation the Carnegie Leadership Program gives us an opportunity to integrate further the concept of scholarship of teaching into our work internally at CEU, in the region we work with, and through our cooperation with our partners. We would like to strengthen our capacity to act as leaders in our region and at our institution in supporting scholarly approaches to teaching, integration of teaching and research and scholarship of teaching through our concept of the ‘scholar in the classroom’. Participating in the program will help us develop further our focus and would be a significant learning experience for us practitioners of higher education responsible for training young faculty from the region and supporting models of good practice in teaching and curriculum design.

In brief, the participation in the Carnegie Leadership Program will result in:

  1. further development of our tools and ideas for the work on SoTL, using the experience of other institutions and other programs
  2. promotion of models of scholarship of teaching in the universities in our region
  3. research on issues of interest related to scholarship of teaching and its potential impact on changing practices at universities
  4. development of several of our programs further to give scholars the opportunity to apply the models developed
  5. presentation of our models, experiences and outcomes to the wider (international) scholarly and professional community

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‘Writing the Scholarship of Teaching’ Residence June 2006

The first SoTL Writing Residence took place in July 2006 (3-7) at CEU with a group of faculty graduating from the Course Portfolio Pilot Project and was facilitated by Joanna Renc-Roe and Richard Gale. The group consisted of 10 faculty-alumni of the Pilot Course Portfolio project. The papers produced by the faculty will be available on this website.

The event was started by a Public lecture of Richard Gale (Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Higher Education Program), July 04, 2006, entitled "Understanding the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" with an introduction by Sophie Howlett (CEU, Dean of Special and Extension Programs)


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First Convening, Washington 2006

The Convening in Washington in November 2006 was very useful in integrating us into the Carnegie Program and finding out how our colleagues in the thematic group see some of the many connections between SoTL and graduate education. Our partners in the Graduate Education Theme are University College CorkAssociation of American Geographers, CITRL Network, Howard University , Michigan State University   and Rutgers University .

The convening was also a welcome opportunity to get integrated into the wider Carnegie community. We had a productive debate within our group realising multiple ways that we each link postgraduate education with SoTL. We had a productive debate within our group realising multiple ways that we each link postgraduate education with SoTL. We agreed to meet in Ireland (Cork) in 2007 and in US (Washington) in 2008.

Following the convening the CEU team also participated in the annual ISSOTL conference (November 9-12, 2006).

 

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