"Students as Partners has created another meaningful space for the negotiation of power and hierarchy in Higher Education (HE) institutions. How might partnership be embraced as an ethos and culture within HE, while continuing to push on the traditionalist fabric of HE institutions?"

Students as Partners at ISSOTL 2018

by Sophia Abbot and Ketevan Kupatadze Students as Partners (SaP) had a major presence at the 2018 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) conference in Bergen, Norway, this past October. Twenty of the 247 conference sessions,…

Quote: The success of a course (of a teacher) is not independent of the amount of effort and engagement that students contribute to the process but rather depends on it.

Diverse and Alternative Ways of Partnering in SoTL

by Ketevan Kupatadze As I continue talking with my colleagues about student-faculty partnerships, whether in formal or more informal conversations, one recurring theme emerges: what does partnership look like in practice? My observations have taught me that a) most faculty immediately…

Freshman Mory Diakite engages in a thoughtful conversation with Damion Blake, assistant professor of political science and policy studies, during "The Black Man in America" class.

The Art of Crafting a Mentored CURE

In my last post, I argued that course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) can be a stepping stone for a student’s path toward mentored undergraduate research, but to yield equitable impact for historically underrepresented minority students (HURMS), CUREs must include mentorship…

quote: "researchers interested in the study of lifespan writing may find it useful to pursue projects with cross-disciplinary and multi-institutional longitudinal approaches."

Lifespan Writing and Writing Beyond the University

by Julia Bleakney In this blog, one in a series of blogs on topics connected to the 2019-2021 research seminar on Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency, I explore the recently-developed research collaboration on “lifespan writing,”…