Teaching and Learning Scholars

The Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research is pleased to announce that applications will be accepted for the 2021 cohort of the Teaching and Learning Scholars Program between October 1 and November 2, 2020.

The Teaching and Learning Scholars program provides an opportunity for deep inquiry into the intersection between your students’ learning experience, the fundamental concepts and assumptions of your discipline, and the body of scholarly work that is relevant to your teaching practice. You will become part of a cohort that meets every other week to reflect, discuss, and receive feedback on your ideas for improving your teaching and your students’ learning.

You will also develop a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project, which is an inquiry-driven, evidence-based investigation related to your students’ learning. This project could be a close examination of a specific aspect of student learning in your course (what is), a structured investigation of a particular teaching approach (what works), or experimentation with new methods (what could be).

Program Benefits:

  • Join a growing community of Northeastern educators engaged in scholarly inquiry of teaching and learning.
  • Receive mentorship and have an opportunity to become a mentor to other educators.
  • Conduct research within your own teaching that can be shared through scholarly conferences and publications.

Expectations and time commitment:

  • Attend a day-long kickoff gathering online in early January.
  • Attend all meetings online during the academic year (60 minutes, every other week). Each meeting will also involve pre-work such as readings and exercises.
  • Complete a series of writing and peer feedback tasks over the summer.
  • Keep an electronic portfolio of reflections and works-in-progress (private within the Scholars group) and provide feedback on the work of your Scholar colleagues.
  • Conduct a systematic, evidence-based SoTL study of your students’ learning in the Summer or Fall terms of 2021.
  • Participate in CATLR-sponsored events to share your insights with others at Northeastern.
  • At the end of your Teaching and Learning Scholars experience, author a short essay that shares your work publicly with the Northeastern community.
  • After completing the program, be willing to mentor other educators who are interested in learning about SoTL and conducting their own SoTL projects.

Stipend:

Teaching and Learning Scholars will receive a stipend of $1,000 per person for full participation in the program.

Eligibility: 

The Teaching and Learning Scholars Program is open to all full-time faculty and co-curricular educators who teach for-credit courses at Northeastern University. Most people accepted into the Scholars program are previous Teaching Inquiry Fellows, a sequence which CATLR recommends. Teaching Inquiry Fellows is a year-long cohort program in which participants draw upon learning science research to integrate or strengthen their evidence-based teaching practices.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND SCHEDULE: 

Applications will be available starting on Thursday, October 1st  and will be accepted until Monday, November 2nd at 5:00 PM ET.

Please use the online form to submit your application to the Scholars Program: Click Here to Apply

The form will request the following information. Essay portions of the application have a 250-word limit.

  1. A teaching statement that discusses areas in which you hope to grow as educator.
  2. What do you think you would bring to, and how would you benefit from, the Teaching and Learning Scholars community of practice?
  3. What are three challenges or puzzlements you encounter regularly in regard to your students’ learning?  In what ways are these challenges directly related to your discipline or domain?  In what way are these challenges inherent in learning across domains?
  4. What evidence of student learning do you currently gather in relation to these challenges? What does that evidence look like, what do you do with it, and what does it tell you? What kinds of richer, deeper evidence would you like to gather?
  5. A description of the course in which you will do your SoTL study, with confirmation that the course will run in Summer or Fall 2021.
  6. Your CV or resume and a letter of support from your department chair or supervisor.

If you have any questions, please email Gail Matthews-DeNatale at g.matthews-denatale@northeastern.edu.

Congratulations to the 2020 Scholars

Bret Keeling
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

John Sangster
College of Engineering

David Tamés
College of Arts, Media and Design

Anne van De Ven-Moloney
College of Science

Elizabeth Zulick
College of Professional Studies

Previous Scholars

2018-2019 Cohort

Alessandra Di Credico
College of Science

Mary Lynn Fahey
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Kelly Garneau
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Dave Hagen
College of Professional Studies

Michelle Laboy
College of Arts, Media and Design

Andrew Mackie
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Laurie Nardone
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Desislava Raytcheva
College of Science

Katy Shorey
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Mark Sivak
Arts, Media, and Design and the College of Engineering

2017-2018 Cohort

View the 2017-18 Scholars essays.

Natalie Bormann
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Lucy Bunning
College of Professional Studies

Adam Cooper
College of Science

Rebecca Riccio
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Stephanie Sibicky
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

2016 Cohort

Carole Bell
College of Arts, Media and Design

Lucy Bunning
College of Professional Studies

Sue Freeman
College of Engineering

Lorna Hayward
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Joshua Hertz
College of Engineering

Hubert Ho
College of Arts, Media and Design

Jackie Isaacs
College of Engineering

Michael Jaeggli
College of Engineering

Marissa Lombardi
College of Professional Studies

Vasiliki Lykourinou
College of Science

Veronika Maliborska
College of Professional Studies

Missy McElligott
College of Science

Janet Monagle
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Laura Mylott
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Russ O’Haver
D’Amore-McKim School of Business

2015 Cohort

Gail Begley
College of Science

Kathleen Gonso
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Gregory Goodale
College of Arts, Media and Design

Lorna Hayward
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Joshua Hertz
College of Engineering

John Kimani
College of Engineering

Barbara Larson
D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Marissa Lombardi
College of Professional Studies

Missy McElligott
College of Science

Shan Mohammed
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Oyindasola Oyelaran
College of Science

Brian Robison
College of Arts, Media and Design

Chirag Variawa
College of Engineering

Belinda Walzer
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

2014 cohort

Qinghong (Ann) Cai
College of Professional Studies

Leslie Day
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Lori Gardinier
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Jose Martinez-Lorenzo
College of Engineering

Casper Harteveld
College of Arts, Media and Design

Lorna Hayward
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Ann McDonald
College of Arts, Media and Design

Missy McEliigott
College of Science

Bridget Smyser
College of Engineering

Shan Mohammed
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Courtney Pfluger
College of Engineering

Brian Robison
College of Arts, Media and Design

Kathryn Schulte Grahame
College of Engineering