Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program accepts two Durham Tech faculty

Jonathan Cook and Sheza Healey have been selected to participate in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in the Teaching-Learning Center (TLC).

SoTL is the synthesis of teaching, learning, and research in higher education. The TLC supports full-time and part-time instructor participation in SoTL projects that substantially change the ways in which instructors teach. SoTL is a three-semester process that culminates in the participants sharing their research and experiences with the larger college community.

Jonathan is a full-time English instructor in the Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer department. Sheza is a full-time Developmental Reading and English instructor in the Student Engagement and Transitions department. They will receive mini-sabbaticals from teaching in Spring 2016, so they can research their SoTL projects. Jonathan’s preliminary research title is “Best Practices in Preventing Plagiarism.” Sheza’s working title for her research is “Keeping Current: Media and Technology in the DRE 098 Classroom.”

Jonathan and Sheza join Lea Bingham and Daysha Lawrence, Round 1 SoTL participants, who are currently conducting their research. Round 3 applications for SoTL will be due on February 1, 2015. See the SoTL webpages on the TLC website ( or contact Gabby McCutchen, TLC director, for more details.

Congratulations, Jonathan and Sheza! We look forward to hearing about your results!