Reinert Center Supports Research on Teaching and Learning

Reinert Center typeset_icon_2014_solid_082214Thanks to the vision of Dr. Elena Bray Speth, the Reinert Center’s Mary L. Stephen Faculty Fellow for Scholarly Teaching, on Friday, October 17, 2014, the Reinert Center hosted the first annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium.

The symposium showcased IRB-approved research being conducted on teaching and learning by 22 faculty members and graduate students from across the university on a wide range of topics including: aspects of the flipped classroom, auto-ethnography, assessment, and disciplinary fluency.

The symposium culminated in the 9th annual James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award ceremony. After Dr. Debra Lohe, Director of the Reinert Center, made opening remarks to the over 40 people in attendance, Dr. Korn presented the award to this year’s awardee, Dr. Michelle Lorenzini from the Department of Political Science.  Dr. Lorenzini shared an overview of her scholarly activities in the area of teaching and learning for global awareness and engaged citizenship.

Each year, a committee of faculty chooses the winner of the Korn Award from a pool of faculty nominations. In 2006, the Center established this award in recognition of Dr. Korn’s many contributions to research on teaching and learning. Professor emeritus in Psychology, Dr. Korn was deeply committed to scholarly teaching; he was also a member of the faculty committee that first established the Center in 1997.

For more information about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and to see the list of past winners of the Korn award and guidelines for nominations, please visit the Symposium page here.

To talk with someone in the Reinert Center about how you might study what’s happening in your own classes, please contact us at cttl@slu.edu.

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