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Friday June 14, 2013, 900-1030
  • Review of the evaluation of the 3rd Annual SoTL Symposium (which then ties into the next item)
  • How we can support the vision for SoTL as outlined by Patti on April 27
  • Changing the name of the CDL to The Centre for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (or something with SoTL in the name)
  • New EdRes 800 focused on the SoTL: designs, dreams, and development
  • Other items that you bring to our attention before or at the meeting

Key elements of the proposed vision

  • The SoTL becomes a vital and highly regarded component of the research mission at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • The SoTL is integral to developing and delivering on excellence in education quality and will be rooted in our academic ethos and practice.

Some key barriers and bridges:

  • SoTL needs a higher priority and institutional rewards
  • More and better training in SoTL

SoTL Talk 2013.04 PMcD: HERE
Think-Pair-Share ideas: HERE

June 25 2012, GMCTE, back classroom, Murray Building

  1. Approve the agenda
  2. Up-date on past events
    1. April 30 SoTL conference
    2. Scholarship grants
  3. Relationship with the TLCC, membership review
  4. Future programming and developments
    1. Another SoTL conference at the U of S next year?
    2. Survey of SoTL activity
    3. Teaching Scholars Fellowship
    4. Certificate of (?) Advanced Training in T&L in Higher Education, (?) SoTL in Higher Education, ??? Research methods in education for Grad credit???
    5. New Vice-Provost Jan 1, 2013

Meeting Notes for June 25th

2.a. Brad needs to give more detailed eval of the April 30 SoTL event. Jim thought it was positive and we need to continue in the future. How can we reach out to others and get more people?

Scholarship grants: need to attend the SoTL workshops before getting the grant or apply after the workshops. Jim is working on this. Some funds available for projects through the CDL. This year do both training and funding together. $20-25 G for proposals. One idea is to ask for and prefer new investigators/applicants. What defines "new?" Make the case for being a new researcher. Move to credible journal publication. Marcel to write initial draft call for proposals.

Jim: lots of potential for scholarship of TL as research programs. find out if C of Ed interested in collaborating in a certificate and MEd.

Another nursing person, Jay Wilson, Scott Bell Geog, A&S; Gordon DeBrisiere to ask, and wait for SoTL campus survey.

  1. Up-date on past events
    1. April 30 SoTL conference
    2. Scholarship grants
  2. Relationship with the TLCC, membership review
  3. Future programming and developments
    1. Another SoTL conference at the U of S next year?
    2. Survey of SoTL activity
    3. Teaching Scholars Fellowship
    4. Certificate of (?) Advanced Training in T&L in Higher Education, (?) SoTL in

AGENDA

  1. Approve the agenda and notes from the last meeting.
    For the notes from October 27th click HERE!
  2. Business arising:
    1. SoTL Seminar Series
    2. SoTL Workshop Series
    3. Scholarship Grants
    4. Spring regional conference on SoTL
    5. Mandate and relationship to TLCC (See our mandate and theirs below.)
    6. Rewards for T&L and scholarship of T&L
  3. New Business
  4. Other

CDL MANDATE

Specifically the mandate of the Centre for Discovery in Learning is to:

  • enhance the scholarship of research in higher education at the University of Saskatchewan
  • promote, support, and acknowledge research and scholarship in education at the university level at the U of S
  • help develop researcher skills in this area among interested scholars (through seminars and workshops, mentoring, and peer support, etc.)
  • increase productivity in research and related scholarly work (conference publications, published articles, invited presentations, etc.)

TLCC MANDATE

1)   Recommending to Council policies, programs and activities related to the enhancement  and evaluation of teaching and learning at the University of Saskatchewan.

2)   Encouraging the adoption of new learning modes, strategies and technologies.

3)   Encouraging the development of community-based learning opportunities including service learning and work experience.

4)   Promoting research on effectiveness and evaluation of teaching and learning.

Previous meeting agendas

October 27, 2011, 900-1030 AM

B103 Health Sciences Building (welcome to my world) 

  1. Approve the agenda and notes from the last meeting.
    For the notes from June 29th click HERE.
  2. Business arising:
    1. SoTL Seminar Series
  3. New Business:
    1. SoTL Certificate Workshops
    2. May conference on SoTL
    3. Mandate and relationship to TLCC (See our mandate and theirs below.)
  4. Other

June 29, 100-230, Murray 50

  1. Approve the agenda and notes from the last meeting.
  2. ULC "draft" mission statement
  3. Other programming: (a) SoTL Certificate Program (b) SoTL Seminar Series (c) Scholars Program
  4. Name change for CDL (?) and relationship with TLCC and ULC/GMCTE
  5. Adjournment with meetings in September, November, March and May.

 For the meeting notes of May 17 click HERE! Mahalo!

 May 17, 2011 Murray 50.12

  1. Welcome
  2. Approve the Agenda and notes from the last meeting
  3. U of S SoTL Conference for 2011?
  4. Other programming: (a) SoTL Certificate Program (b) SoTL Seminar Series (c) Scholars Program
  5. Name change for CDL (?) and relationship with TLCC and ULC/GMCTE
  6. Adjournment and next meeting 

 Friday December 10th, 1100-1230

  1. Welcome
  2. Approve the Agenda and notes from the last meeting
  3. First Annual U of S SoTL Conference Sept 7: review and reflect and think about next year
  4. Other programming: (a) SoTL Certificate Program (b) SoTL Seminar Series
  5. Other: a chair for Jan-March 2011?
  6. Adjournment and next meeting 

 Notes for Friday, October 1, 2010, Murray 50.1

  1.  Welcome: Marcel ensured that everyone knew everyone else and then opened with a brief welcome. He noted that last year he promised there would be fewer meetings of the Steering Committee and in fact that is the case with only two meetings this term and two next.
  2. Approve the Agenda and notes from the last meeting
  3. PCIP proposal: a research support position for SoTL was not approved in favour of a more decentralized model. Marcel argued that for SoTL, in its infancy, we likely need more centralized resources until the units can sustain some decentralized model.
  4. First Annual U of S SoTL Conference Sept 7: review and reflect (Deferred to December 10.)
  5. Other programming: (a) SoTL Certificate Program (b) Seminar Series and (c) Scholars program: Marcel suggested that the deadline for applications allow for successful and even unsuccessful applicants to take the SoTL Certificate Program to help with the project or in preparation for a re-submission. Furthermore, as a condition of accepting the funding, scholars need to commit to a poster at our annual SoTL Symposium and profile up-dates for the website (according to a template provided) every six months till the project is complete.
  6. Other: (1) Brad with Christine Anderson outlined our new web page and other elements to our communications strategy. We will create a list of interested people for targeted announcements starting with workshop and Symposium participants and populating the list with personal contacts and other events. Marcel will work on a "slogan" to capture the interest of potential readers. (2) Marcel explained the difference between the Teaching and Learning COmmittee of Council and the CDL Steering Committee. The TLCC reports to the University Council and has a governance and policy role that inlcudes promoting and encouraging research into teaching and learning. The CDL Steering CaOmmittee assists with the programming and functioning of the Centre, the means by which policy is carried out. However, the Steering Committee may and should suggest to the TLCC ideas for policy development and will, at the request of the TLCC, respond to policy initiatives originating with the TLCC. 
  7. Adjournment at 1025 am (5 inutes early) with the next meeting December 10, 1100 am, GMCTE.
     

Monday June 7th, 130-300, Room 50.1 Murray

1. Welcome, Agenda 5 min

2. Business arising 30 min: CDL programming: (1) Classroom Research May 5th and 7th, 2010 in Spring Teaching Days (2) Orientation for New Faculty August 30 and 31  (Posters and reception); (3) Sept 7th SoT&L events with Gary Poole: plenary, break-out sessions, posters and reception - rough schedule captured from white board; (4) workshops in Oct and Nov on basic skills in education research: Does it work? How well does it work? How does it work compared to what we normally do? How does it work compared to best practice? What is it that works? - effect size vs statistical significance, focus group and survey development, threats to validity and study designs etc.)

3. New Business 30 min: Growing the CDL into an institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (1) PCIP and research associate (2) VP Research and a Research Facilitator (3) reviewers for STLHE 2011 (you and your friends), and (3) pre-conference workshop on Classroom Research - half or full day at STLHE?

4. Final words and looking ahead to next year! 15 min

Thursday April 22nd, 100-230, Room 50.1 Murray

1. Welcome, Agenda (10 min)

2. Business arising (20 min): CDL programming: (1) Introduction and Classroom Research May 5th and 7th, 2010 in Spring Teaching Days (2) Orientation for New Faculty August 31 and Sept 1 (Posters and reception); (3) Sept 7th SoT&L events with Gary Poole: plenary, break-oput sessions, posters and reception; (4) workshops in Oct and Nov on basic skills in education research (no rational order, suggestions welcome: effect size vs statistical significance, focus group and survey development, threats to validity and study designs etc.)

3. New Business (15 min): community of scholars, institutional support. certificate program leading to a Master's in Education

Friday February 26th, 1100-1230, Room 50.1 Murray

1. Welcome, Agenda (10 min)

2. Business arising (10 min)

3. CDL programming: (1) Sept 7th SoT&L regional conference plans (20 min); (2) Classroom Research workshop plans (10 min); (3) other programming (15 min)

Wednesday, November 25th, 2:00 pm, Murray 50.1

  1. Welcome, Agenda, Minutes of the October 28th meeting (10 min)
  2. Business arising:
  3. (1) Action Research workshop series 15 min (2) mini-conference 15 min (3) other action items
  4. Collaboration with CHERD (Centre for Higher Education Research and Development), U of M 15 min (http://www.umanitoba.ca/cherd/)

Wednesday October 28, 2009,  2:00 pm, Murray 50.1

  1. Welcome, Agenda, Minutes of the Sept 28th meeting (15 min)
  2. Business arising:
  3. (1) Mandate revisions evaluation of the CDL (15 min)
  4. (2) possible activities for the year: workshop series, research presentations and discussions, marketing, student research assistant, mini-conference (50 min).

Please see the October 28th Meeting Minutes here
 

First meeting: September 28 2009, 2:00 pm, Murray 50.1

  1. Welcome and introductions (15 min)
  2. Agenda and procedures for meetings: written reports, time limited items, consensus decisions (15 min)
  3. New Business: (1) review Mandate and (2) evaluation of the CDL (3) set business agenda for the year: research awards, workshop series, monthly research presentations and discussions, fellowship program, Master's in Education, marketing, resources, etc. (50 min)

Please see September 28th Meeting Minutes here

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