SoTL Reading Club
Indiana University’s SoTL and CWP programs in the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) will be organizing a reading group on the book, Why They Can't Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities by John Warner. If you would like to be considered for participation in this group, please complete the following information and submit by Friday, December 6, 2019. Participation notices will be sent by Friday, December 13, 2019.
Facilitator: John Paul Kanwit
Upcoming SoTL Speaker Events
Why Can't They Write? 2/21/20 - John Warner
John Warner is a writer, editor, speaker, researcher, and author of seven books, including Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities (Johns Hopkins UP) and The Writer’s Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing (Penguin). With 20 years of college teaching experience and seven years as a contributor to Inside Higher Ed, John has become a national voice on issues of faculty labor, institutional values, and writing pedagogy. John is also a weekly columnist for the Chicago Tribune, writing on books and reading, and works as senior analyst and communication strategist for Willow Research, a market research firm focused on helping mission-driven institutions and organizations. He is affiliate faculty at the College of Charleston.
Community Based Action Research 4/3/20 - Randy Stoecker
Randy Stoecker is a Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin with an affiliate appointment in the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Center for Community and Economic Development. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, and an M.S. in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He conducts trainings and speaks frequently on community organizing and development, participatory action research/evaluation, higher education community engagement strategies, and community information technology. He has facilitated numerous participatory action research projects, community technology projects, and empowerment evaluation processes with community development corporations, community-based leadership education programs, community organizing groups, and other non-profits across a wide range of issues and places, including hip-hop. Randy has written extensively on community organizing and development and higher education engagement with community. In his spare time he is practicing to become an electric guitar luthier and writing a rock opera. He lives in Madison Wisconsin with his life partner of 40 years and a standard poodle of eight years who refuses to act his age. His complete CV may be found at http://comm-org.wisc.edu/stoeckerfolio/stoeckvita.htm
Intentional Technology 4/7/20 - Derek Bruff
Derek Bruff is director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and a principal senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics. As director, he oversees the Center’s programming and offerings for faculty and graduate students, helping them develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching and learning.
Bruff is the author of Intentional Tech: Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching (West Virginia University Press, 2019) and Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments(Jossey-Bass, 2009). His scholarly interests include educational technology and faculty development, and he writes about these and other topics on his blog, Agile Learning. Bruff is also producer and host of the podcasts Leading Lines, VandyVox, and One-Time Pod.