On the UW campus, instructors are engaging in SoTL as a way to address questions they might have about a particular method, approach, or strategy related to student learning.
- The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Symposium (takes place each Spring): Many of us are actively engaged in examining how teaching affects student learning. The Symposium provides a forum where all who share this interest can find out about the work colleagues are doing. The Symposium includes poster sessions and keynote panels and speakers. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Faculty Council on Teaching and Learning focuses on policies relating to improvement of teaching and learning at the University.
- Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT). Faculty and graduate students working with the CELT are engaged in a number of research projects examining how students best learn engineering. CELT also serves as a resource for the College of Engineering faculty members and teaching assistants to help them test out new teaching methodologies and technologies.
CELT is also home to the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE), an NSF-funded center focused on advancing scholarship in engineering teaching and learning, increasing the use of effective pedagogies in engineering classrooms, and strengthening research and leadership skills of the engineering faculty and graduate student community.
- Computer Science and Engineering Education and Educational Technology Group. The Education and Educational Technology Group investigates “methods and tools for teaching computer science and applications of computing to education in general.” The group organizes two seminars–one that concentrates on published research and another that examines teaching methods–as well as informal meetings where participants “quietly scheme about revolutionizing the way UW the world teaches computer science (and other fields).”The group’s web site includes links to research tools, members’ projects, publications and presentations, and an extensive list of publications and organizations for scholars interested in computer science education and educational technology and engineering education.
- Teaching with Technology: Catalyst Profiles Featuring UW instructors from multiple disciplines, Catalyst profiles “highlight campus educators and their use of technology, focus on the way educators use technology to advance their instructional goals, and discuss the pros and cons of educators’ experiences introducing technology in teaching.”
- Biology Education Research Group (BERG) Several faculty in the department of Biology founded the Biology Education Research Group (BERG) in 2005 to conduct research on classroom teaching methods and efficacy. Their mission is to improve students’ comprehension of course material, thereby enabling them to earn better grades. Read more about BERG.
- Physics Education Research Group The Physics Education Group at the University of Washington conducts a coordinated program of research, curriculum development, and instruction to improve student learning in physics and physical science from kindergarten through graduate school. The work of the group is guided by ongoing discipline-based research.