Faculty researchers compare notes on teaching, learning

President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative hosts second annual poster session

Lauren Scharff, director for the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program, spoke on the collaborative relationship between CU and USAFA and encouraged those involved with teaching and learning to attend the USAFA’s poster session, Sept. 12. (Photo by Cathy Beuten)

The CU President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) on Monday hosted its second annual poster session, featuring research topics as wide-ranging as Clickers and delusion.

The collaborative offers faculty from all campuses an opportunity for professional development and the experience and intellectual practice of work in two scholarly endeavors: teaching and research. It also assists university faculty in developing scholarly research projects on teaching and learning intended for refereed publication.

PTLC Director Mary Ann Shea welcomed participating faculty researchers and presenters:

  • Marylou Robinson, CU Anschutz Medical Campus College of Nursing
  • Sonja Braun-Sand, UCCS Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Ronica Rooks, CU Denver Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Farah A. Ibrahim, CU Denver School of Education and Human Development
  • Alison Hicks, CU-Boulder University Libraries
  • John B. Basey and Anastasia Maines, CU-Boulder Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Cory Christiansen, Elaine Cheesman and Mary Jane Rapport, CU Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine
  • Kari L. Franson and Christopher J. Turner, Kathleen McCartney, Shaun Berning and Jennifer Trujillo, CU Anschutz Medical Campus Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Radu Cascaval, UCCS Department of Mathematics
  • Robert Gist, UCCS Department of Physics
  • Lupita Montoya, CU-Boulder Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Initiated in 2006, the collaborative promotes the practice of inquiry in teaching and measuring student learning, known nationally as the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). This year’s session at CU Anschutz Medical Campus also welcomed guests from the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), including Lauren Scharff, director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program. The USAFA and PTLC have built a collaborative relationship.