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The Scholarship of Teaching: What’s the Problem?

Written by Steven Faerm | Mar 31, 2014.

This past February, colleagues from across The New School gathered to attend the “What is Peer Review?” event hosted by the Parsons App0intment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (APT) and led by Robert Kirkbride (SCE).

This all-day, peer-to-peer mutual mentoring event included an afternoon session that examined the Scholarship of Teaching, originally developed by Ernest Boyer alongside three other defined areas of scholarship.   To learn about Boyer’s models of scholarship, please click here.

The session’s keynote speaker Anna Neuman of Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and an “In Process” faculty panel opened the dialog in, and around, diverse peer review processes, the Scholarship of Teaching, and faculty’s research practices situated in this area of Scholarship.

The event was highly inspiring and beneficial for all faculty, particularly those who are considering ways to frame their research.  To learn more about the Scholarship of Teaching, please click here to read a paper by Randy Bass (Georgetown University)  titled “The Scholarship of Teaching: What’s the Problem?”.   In his paper, Bass offers wonderful insights into the definition of scholarship along with unique reflection into his own teaching practice.

 

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