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SOTL survey about graduate pedagogy instruction

Dear SOTL colleagues:

 We are writing to invite you to participate in a multi‐disciplinary Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) project investigating how graduate students’ participation in a graduate pedagogy course influences their development as teacher‐scholars.  Our Indiana University investigator team is Valerie O’Loughlin (Medical Sciences), Jennifer Meta Robinson (Anthropology), Catherine Sherwood‐Laughlin (Applied Health Science), and Katherine Kearns (Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning).  This project was reviewed and granted exempt status by the IU Institutional Review Board (IU IRB # 150357724).

 Our team has presented our preliminary research on pedagogy courses at Indiana University (most recently, at the November 2015 Lilly Conference on College Teaching).  We want to expand our research beyond our institution and survey faculty/staff who teach graduate pedagogy courses at other North American institutions.  Thus, we are reaching out to instructors of pedagogy courses to complete a short online survey.  This survey will help us determine common themes and experiences about teacher training among different disciplinary pedagogy courses. 

 Completion of the survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes of your time.

Please use the following link to access the online survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Pedagogysurveyfaculty

We ask that you complete this survey by Tuesday, March 15th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of the researchers (listed below).

Thank you very much for your participation in our study!

Sincerely,

Valerie O’Loughlin, Medical Sciences, Indiana University vdean@indiana.edu

Katherine Kearns, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Indiana University kkearns@indiana.edu

Jennifer Meta Robinson, Anthropology, Indiana University jenmetar@indiana.edu

Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin, Applied Health Science, Indiana University csherwoo@indiana.edu

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