Marina DelVecchio and Jason Moldoff 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.
Marina and Jason are full-time instructors in the Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer department. Marina teaches English and women’s studies; Jason teaches communication studies. They will receive mini-sabbaticals from teaching in Fall 2016, so they can research their SoTL projects. Marina’s preliminary research title is “Classroom Strategies to Help Combat Stereotypes/Assumptions Related to Feminism and Women’s Issues.” Jason’s working title for his research is “Code-Switching in Public Speaking.”
Marina and Jason join current SoTL participants Jonathan Cook, Sheza Healey, Lea Bingham, and Daysha Lawrence. Round 4 applications for SoTL will be due on September 1, 2016. See the SoTL webpages on the TLC website (http://www.durhamtech.edu/tlc/sotl) or contact Gabby McCutchen, TLC director, for more details.
Congratulations, Marina and Jason! We look forward to hearing about your results!