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Hutchings, Pat; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Baker, Gianina – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Designing the tasks that students are required to complete in their courses has always been an essential part of what faculty do as teachers, and many faculty members work hard to shape and reshape those tasks in ways that bring out the best in students. But such work has mostly been done behind the scenes. A growing number of programs, campuses,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Instructional Design, Academic Achievement, College Faculty
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Hutchings, Pat; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Schultz, Kathryn E. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment's (NILOA's) online library of faculty-created assignments that both produce and demonstrate learning makes pedagogical work visible and available for colleagues to learn from, build on, and reward. This online library allows faculty to collaborate in sharing, critiquing, and improving…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Assignments, Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration
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Hutchings, Pat – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2010
This chapter looks at the scholarship of teaching and learning as one development among many over the last 25 years, arguing that it is best understood not as a discrete new model or approach but as a habit of mind and set of practices that contribute to a culture in which other changes and developments can thrive. By engaging faculty from a wide…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, College Faculty
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Hutchings, Pat; Huber, Mary Taylor – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2008
As the scholarship of teaching and learning matures as a field, the place of theory has garnered growing attention. Educational research and the learning sciences can certainly contribute, but professors who view their classrooms as sites for inquiry draw from a wide range and variety of theoretical foundations. With their diverse efforts in view,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scholarship, Academic Achievement, College Faculty
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Huber, Mary Taylor; Hutchings, Pat – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2006
There are many ways to improve the quality of education, but it is believed that the scholarship of teaching and learning holds special promise. The scholarship of teaching and learning invites faculty from all disciplines and fields to identify and explore interesting questions in their own teaching--and, especially, in their students'…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scholarship, Instruction, Teaching Methods
Hutchings, Pat – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2004
A Carnegie Foundation researcher has been exploring the different forums for work on teaching and learning in higher education, and has uncovered an array of such occasions, bringing faculty together by department or discipline, across the campus, and in national networks and scholarly communities. Energetic conversations and communities have…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement