The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning seeks to “encourage, facilitate and support the engagement of Mount Royal University faculty in teaching-learning related scholarship, and to advance the existing body of research in this area … to build a culture of scholarship related to teaching and learning, cultivate communities of practice, and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration in this area … [and] assume a leadership role in building the profile of the scholarship of teaching and learning provincially and nationally.” (Proposal for Establishment of the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13 October 2008)
2012 Symposium Call for Proposals
All students, staff, faculty, administrators, and others … from all organizations, institutes, colleges, universities, boards and more … are invited to submit proposals to the third annual Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, November 8-10, 2012 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Proposals will be accepted for panels, presentations, & posters in the following categories: completed teaching and learning projects; early returns and initial findings of work in progress; calls for collaboration, triangulation, and development; innovative approaches to data gathering and analysis; meta-level studies and contributions to future scholarship, and; institutional support structures.
The deadline for proposals is August 20, 2012.
For additional information please visit http://isotlsymposium.mtroyal.ca.
To submit a proposal, click here.
2012 Symposium Keynote Speakers
The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University is pleased to announce its keynote speakers for the third annual Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, taking place November 8 - 10, 2012 in Banff, Alberta Canada.
|Carol Geary Schneider, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), will offer an opening keynote focusing on scholarship of teaching and learning in the context of liberal and civic education.|
|Jennifer Murphy, Manager of the Irish National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL), will speak about the systematic scholarly inquiry being accomplished in the European context.|
|Carmen Werder, Director of the Teaching-Learning Academy at Western Washington University, will join Erik Skogsberg and speak on the role of student voice in scholarship of teaching and learning|
|Erik Skogsberg, a doctoral student in the College of Education at Michigan State University, will join Carmen Werder and speak about his experience as a an undergraduate and graduate student scholar of teaching and learning|
For additional information please visit http://isotlsymposium.mtroyal.ca
The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is happy to announce that Nexen Inc. has invested $1 million, over five years, to support the Teaching and Learning Scholars Program, now named the Nexen Scholars Program. Nexen has supported Mount Royal University in the past and is proud to continue enhancing educational opportunities through this donation.
Also, we are proud to announce the 2012 Nexen Scholars, competitively selected faculty who will spend the next year working on inquiry projects supported by the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The 2012 Nexen Scholars are:
• Maria Victoria Guglietti, Department of Journalism, Faculty of Communication Studies
• Sally Haney, Department of Journalism, Faculty of Communication Studies
• Margy MacMillan, Library
• Bev Mathison, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Faculty of Health and Community Studies
• April McGrath, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
• Amanda Williams, Department of Journalism, Faculty of Communication Studies