Teaching Scholars

La Trobe is committed to ensuring high quality learning experiences for our students and a culture that recognises and rewards great teaching. There are currently a number of initiatives being delivered in this space.

Initiatives

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fund

La Trobe is committed to ensuring high quality learning experiences for our students and a culture that recognises and rewards great teaching. We value evidence-based pedagogical practices that enhance the student learning experience. To support these practices La Trobe Learning and Teaching seeks applications for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fund for 2018 projects. For 2018, a total pool of around $240,000 has been made available. Individual project budgets should not exceed $25,000.

Details of the Fund and selection process are available here.

SOTL Seminars - Learning in the Digital Age

Be supported in your learning and teaching practice by hearing from award winning colleagues who have been involved in a variety of initiatives offered by La Trobe Learning and Teaching (LTLT)

Since 2009, LTLT has coordinated the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) research network. The network provides staff at La Trobe with the opportunities to obtain feedback in order to advance and publish their SOTL projects and inquiries.

These sessions comprise 2 x 30 minute presentations, with each presentation including opportunities for participants to ask questions and clarify approaches to improving the student learning experience explained.  The emphasis is on providing participants with ways of implementing the innovations into their own practice.  Presenters are encouraged to share resources and engage in collegial discussions.

Register for SOTL Seminars here.

Upcoming Seminars

Register here for Learning in the Digital Age (Seminar 8)- 21/09/17

Register here for Learning in the Digital Age (Seminar 9)- 25/10/17

Register here for Learning in the Digital Age (Seminar 10)- 22/11/17

You can also view past seminars here.

SOTL Grants and Publications

Be supported with the development of a culture of scholarly teaching through incentives that recognise and reward the systematic collection, analysis and dissemination of data about teaching and learning.

Seminars

Register here for What is SOTL? Some key principles.

Register here for SOTL- What makes a good application or publication?  Developing your ideas.

Register here for SOTL- Presenting your draft SOTL application or publication.

Teaching and Learning Chairs

To enhance leadership and innovation in teaching and learning, two Teaching and Learning Chairs have been appointed. Professor Chris Scanlon (ASSC) and Professor Birgit Loch (SHE) are leaders in the SOTL, and work within and across Colleges to promote excellence and innovation in teaching through projects aligned to our Future Ready goals.

Teaching Scholars Development Program

It’s  essential we commit to developing the teaching leaders of the future. This program provides a pipeline of highly skilled, committed future teaching leaders in each College who will receive targeted and long-term professional development, mentoring and support. Find out more about our Teaching Scholars here.

For more information on any of these programs, please contact your Senior College Partner:

Brenda Cooper (ASSC)

E: brenda.cooper@latrobe.edu.au

Emily Krisenthal (SHE)
E: e.krisenthal@latrobe.edu.au