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Travel Grant 2011-12: Jackie Dewar

Jackie Dewar, Mathematics

Name, Location, and Date of the Event
8th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), Milwaukee, WI, October 20-23, 2011.

Nature/Type of the Event
This conference brought together 600+ faculty, staff and students from more than a dozen countries, scores of disciplines and hundreds of institutions to enhance and advance their work in the scholarship of teaching and learning under the umbrella theme of "Transforming the Academy through the Theory and· Practice of SoTL."

Relevance of Event for Applicant’s Teaching, the Applicant’s Involvement in the Event, and Expected Learning or Outcome
Because of my roles as CTE director (2006-2010) and as Interim Director of Faculty Development (2010-2011), lately my scholarly work has been focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) applied not just to mathematics" but also to faculty development. Attending the 2011 ISSOTL conference, where I made two presentations, reinforced my connections and collaborations across the SoTL community, with Carnegie scholars, current and former Carnegie staff, and faculty developers involved in SoTL.
In the first of my two presentations, I led a Roundtable Discussion on Evaluating Faculty Work in the Creative Arts for Tenure/Promotion. This extended the work of a group of seven LMU faculty and staff (Duncan, Jaroszewicz, Larson, Massa, Mattos, Wetmore, and myself) undertaken in Fall 2010 to examine whether and how the standards outlined in Scholarship Assessed (Glassick, Huber & Maeroff, 1997) might apply to evaluating creative work as 'scholarly' work. This group's investigation led to a 2-10-11 discussion in CTE and a 3-11-11 Lilly West Conference presentation. The results of this ISSOTL Roundtable increased our understanding of this complex topic. Furthermore, two journal editors with whom I conversed at ISSOTL indicated a keen interest in publishing our findings and perspectives.

I also co-presented, with Dorothea Herreiner, a poster "SoTL and Community Reinforce One Another to Create Impact at Loyola Marymount University," which we co-authored with Stephanie August. This poster, based on a recent survey conducted at LMU and other demographic data gathered, updates a 2009 report on the groups, activities and initiatives that support SoTL at LMU, the impact of SoTL at LMU, and the challenges that remain for SoTL at LMU. This will form the basis for LMU's report to the Carnegie Foundation due at the end of 2011 regarding the two-year extension of the Carnegie name to LMU's SoTL programs (see here).

Travel Report
I attended 8th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 20-23, 2011, to make two presentations and reinforce my connections and collaborations across the SoTL community, with Carnegie scholars, current and former Carnegie staff, and faculty developers involved in SoTL.

I led a Roundtable Discussion on Evaluating Faculty Work in the Creative Arts for Tenure/Promotion. This built on the work of seven LMU faculty and staff (Duncan, Jaroszewicz, Larson, Massa, Mattos, Wetmore, and myself) undertaken in Fall 2010 to examine whether and how the standards outlined in Scholarship Assessed (Glassick, Huber & Maeroff, 1997) might apply to evaluating creative work as 'scholarly' work. This prior work led to a 2·10-11 discussion in CTE and a 3-11-11 Lilly West Conference presentation. The recent Roundtable increased our understanding of this complex topic. Also, I was able identify two journals interested in publishing our findings and perspectives.

I also co-presented, with Dorothea Herreiner, a poster "SoTL and Community Reinforce One Another to Create Impact at Loyola Marymount University," co-authored with Stephanie August. This poster updates a 2009 report on the groups, activities and initiatives that support SoTL at LMU, the impact of SoTL at LMU, and the challenges that remain for SoTL at LMU.