Research Collaborations

CATLR encourages faculty to approach teaching with a spirit of inquiry. All of our programs and services are grounded in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). We contribute to the literature on teaching and learning as well, and we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across disciplines.

Research Interests and Opportunities for Collaboration

CATLR helps to foster research into teaching and learning in three ways.

  1. We are available to discuss how to approach and design an educational research project for those faculty who want to conduct inquiry-based research on their own teaching in their own discipline.
  2. We are interested in teaching and learning research that transcends disciplines, and are eager to collaborate with you in examining the impact and weight, role, and interaction of various teaching approaches on creating effective learning environments.
  3. We are also interested in understanding the impact of various faculty development approaches on the creation of effective learning environments throughout the university by supporting faculty and graduate students, both in the short term and over time.

We offer consultations to help faculty both think about incorporating SoTL into their current research portfolio as well as collaborations on any discipline-specific or trans-disciplinary research.

Grants in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The number of grants that are specifically devoted to understanding teaching and learning in higher education are on the rise, as are the number of discipline-based research grants that emphasize the development of solid educational effects of the research. Your colleagues at CATLR are available to consult or collaborate with you on writing educational grants or developing the educational component of a more research-specific grant.

We also offer workshops and other programming to bring light to the importance and effect of research into teaching and learning in creating impactful learning environments throughout the university.