Teaching as Research
Have you considered studying the impact of your teaching practices on student learning? Are you interested in learning how to undertake a classroom-based research project? Want to learn more about avenues for presenting research related to teaching?
The Teaching as Research program supports Xavier faculty who wish to undertake Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to study the effectiveness of pedagogical approaches in their courses.
- Improve teaching practices using a research-based approach
- Foster communities of faculty studying pedagogical practices
- Support the production of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at Xavier
The program includes a series of workshops during fall semester and mini-grants of $500 awarded to faculty who conduct and present a study that examines an aspect of their teaching.
The Teaching as Research workshop series is offered each fall semester.
SoTL Research Questions and Design
Collecting and Analyzing Qualitative Data
Collecting and Analyzing Quantitative Data
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process
To support small-scale research projects, the CTE awards mini-grants of $500 to faculty who undertake and present a study that examines an aspect of their teaching. The research can include quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, or case studies. Faculty who have previously received mini-grants are welcome to reapply, though preference will be given to new applicants and applicants who have not received a mini-grant in the last 12 months.
Mini-grant recipients agree to participate in a community of practice to provide mutual support as the research is undertaken; the group will meet in the spring semester following receipt of the grant and meet approximately three times. Recipients also agree to present their research at the CTE in the academic year following receipt of the grant. Stipends will be paid after the CTE presentation.
Mini-grant recipients are encouraged to disseminate their research beyond Xavier by publishing or presenting at local or national conferences. The Lilly Conference on College Teaching, held annually in November at Miami University, is an excellent local venue for presenting SoTL research. For recipients who submit successful proposals based on their Teaching as Research projects to Lilly or a comparable local or national conference, the CTE will pay up to $500 of the conference registration fee.
Sharee Allen (Art), Art as Cartharsis
Brent Blair (Biology), Does environmental justice coursework change student perception of what constitutes an environmental issue?
Rose Ann Fleming (Athletics and EMSS), Student Assimilation of Values in Sport
Richie L. Liu (Marketing), So Many Choices: Experiential Learning Project Traits - A Causal Approach for More Effective Student Engagement
Tammy Zilliox and Teresa Young (Education), Efficacy of Embedded Field Experience in a Literacy Assessments Course