An important way the Center for the Advancement of Teaching advances reflective and evidence-informed teaching is by supporting and participating in scholarship on student learning, the effectiveness of teaching techniques, and the adoption of those teaching techniques. The CAT supports teacher-scholars in the development, implementation, and dissemination of research on their teaching. We provide one-on-one consultations where we can discuss a range of subjects including research design, IRB and gaining consent, gathering and analyzing evidence, identifying collaborators, and finding publication venues. We also support this work financially through our SoTL Seed Grants.
Our Director of Research, Dr. Karen Singer-Freeman is available to consult with those who are interested in designing research on teaching and learning or writing grants to support improved instruction. If you have a question about how a teaching strategy is impacting student success or learning, or have an idea about an innovation that might support improved learning, Karen can help you design a research study to learn more or write a grant to obtain resources.
You can schedule a consultation with Karen directly by clicking the button below, or with another member of the CAT team using the “Quick Links” menu to the right.