Two Durham Tech faculty selected into Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program

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 ( or contact Gabby McCutchen, TLC director, for more details.

Congratulations, Marina and Jason! We look forward to hearing about your results!