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Cornell University

ALS 6016: Teaching as Research in Higher Education

Upon successful completion of ALS 6015, graduate students are encouraged to continue in ALS 6016: Teaching as Research in Higher Education.

This course exposes students to the literature on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) and facilitates their engagement in teaching as research within their disciplines. Within this academic conversation about the scholarship of teaching and learning and teaching as research, students design and complete their own original research project to inform teaching in their discipline.

This course culminates in the creation of a completed teaching-as-research project to include:

  • An in-depth literature review incorporating SOTL resources from one’s discipline.
  • A methodology designed to address a particular need in one’s teaching and/or within teaching in one’s discipline.
  • A critical analysis of the results and conclusions in a final, formal research report.

Throughout the process, students:

  • Give and receive critical feedback on their progress during key developmental stages of the research process.
  • Present their reports in class and are encouraged to present in at least one additional venue (i.e., for one’s department, for the CTI in a final SOTL Symposium, or in a workshop designed around one's findings).

For more information, please contact or call (607) 255-7224.

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