I'm going to be facilitating an Empirical Educator Project-relevant panel at OLC today at 11:15 AM in Oceanic 1, followed by an EEP and EEP-curious meetup at Soomo booth (#226) at 12:15 PM in the Expo Center. The rest of this post is just a little extra information on each of the SoTL work of the panel participants' home institutions, for those who attend the session.
CMU Eberly Center
At the intersection of faculty research, teaching, and service, the Eberly Center supports Teaching as Research. We help faculty answer compelling research questions regarding which teaching strategies are more effective at promoting learning, increasing engagement, and enhancing the learning environment. Our services provide the tools and expertise to help instructors develop research questions and study designs, identify valid and reliable data sources, analyze and interpret educational data, and present and publish research results. Read more about our research processes and findings in this site:
At UCF, SoTL research is incentivized through an administrative Faculty Award that includes a $5,000 one-time award and a $5,000 addition to salary base. facultyexcellence.ucf.edu/recognition/scholarship-of-teaching-and-learning/
Support is provided by the UCF Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness. RITE assists faculty, free of charge, with any SoTL activity within the research design to dissemination continuum.
CTU is a career-focused university encouraging the use of educational technology and SoTL research in the areas of professional scholarship and adaptive learning. Faculty (including adjunct faculty) can apply for funding through an internal website and faculty are encouraged to share their research and scholarship work with the university. Additionally, research collaboration with other institutions is supported and encouraged as demonstrated by the work with CTU and UCF.
Ole Miss Adaptive Learning SoTL Poster