Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Welcome to Indiana University’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program. Now in its thirteenth year, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program on the Bloomington campus is a community of faculty members and professional staff actively participating in local, national, and international efforts to improve post-secondary education. The program encourages the use of intentional, evidence-based research methods to investigate teaching and learning while providing many of the resources scholars need, as they go about conducting research within both traditional and virtual classrooms.
The program acknowledges that students, colleges and universities are best served when teachers practice scholarly teaching, and that no one is better situated to conduct the scholarship of teaching than those engaged with students on a regular basis. Premised on the belief that teaching is a scholarly activity to be valued as community property, one of the most important goals of the program is to foster significant, long-lasting learning for all students while simultaneously bringing recognition and reward to teachers who practice evidenced-based teaching.
With the guidance and support from the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and with funding opportunities available to build Communities of Inquiry, faculty are encouraged to systematically analyze evidence of student learning, situate their work within existing literature, collaborate with other faculty both within or across disciplines, and contribute to the body of knowledge about teaching and learning by dissemination of their research findings though appropriate, and often times innovative means.
Any faculty member or graduate student, regardless of rank or appointment, is welcomed to join Indiana University’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning community.