How to Integrate the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning into Graduate Programs
David Pace, Indiana University Bloomington
Laura Rosenthal, University of Maryland
Preparing doctoral students to teach undergraduates is an important function of doctoral programs, but one that is seldom structured as an explicit part of doctoral students' intellectual development. In this session, presenters from different institutions will focus on the challenges and opportunities that departments face when considering how best to incorporate learning research into a doctoral program. When and how might departments expose their graduate students to literature about student learning? What roles can the disciplinary faculty play relative to Centers of Teaching and Learning that exist on many campuses? Annie Bezbatchenko will talk about the Teagle Foundation's initiative to improve the preparation of future faculty; David Pace will comment on the benefits and obstacles to this type of curriculum over several decades; and Laura Rosenthal will talk about her own recent engagement with these questions in an English Department.