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Two More Durham Tech Faculty Accepted to SoTL

Danielle Johnson and Scott Stauble 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 faculty participation in SoTL projects that substantially change the ways in which instructors teach. SoTL is a multi-semester process that culminates in the participants sharing their research and experiences with the larger college community.

Danielle is a part-time early childhood education instructor in the Career and Technical Programs department. Danielle’s project will focus on incorporating new, meaningful group work into her early childhood education courses. She is specifically interested in how group work can foster greater student engagement and increase student success.

Scott is a full-time biology instructor in the Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer department. Scott will globalize his BIO 168 or BIO 169 course. With the college’s renewed attention on globalization through the Global Distinction Program and the resources he can receive from UNC’s World View initiative, his project is especially timely and well supported.

Danielle and Scott will conduct their research over the summer and implement the changes in their courses in Fall 2017. They will report out to the college on their process and results in Spring 2018. Each will receive a $500 SoTL stipend for successfully completing their projects.

Danielle and Scott join current SoTL participants Marina DelVecchio, Jason Moldoff, Jonathan Cook, and Sheza Healey. Jonathan and Sheza will share their results in April; see the TLC calendar for more information. And previous SoTL participants Lea Bingham, and Daysha Lawrence have completed their SoTL projects; look for articles written by them in the latest volume of Learning Matters to be published later this semester.

The next round of applications SoTL applications will be due on September 1, 2017. See the SoTL webpages on the TLC website or contact Gabby McCutchen, TLC director, for more details.

Congratulations, Danielle and Scott! We look forward to hearing about your results!