Ketevan Kupatadze

Ketevan Kupatadze, Senior Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, is the 2017-2019 Center for Engaged Learning Scholar. Dr. Kupatadze’s CEL Scholar project focuses on student-faculty partnerships. Blog Posts by Ketevan Kupatadze What is student-faculty partnership…

Center for Engaged Learning – 2017 Update

The Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University continues to contribute actively to research and resources on high-impact educational practices and other forms of engaged learning. Nearly 200 teacher-scholars have participated in the Center’s signature multi-institutional research initiatives, including over…

Students as Partners

Definition Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, or simply Students as Partners (SaP), is a pedagogical approach that has been embraced recently by many higher education institutions primarily in the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia….

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,…

"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?"

Relationships & Positionality in Undergraduate Peer Tutoring

by Sophia Abbot As a former student partner in Bryn Mawr College’s Students as Learners and Teachers program (see: Kupatadze, 2018), when I began my professional staff position in educational development following graduation, I sought out students occupying similar in-between…

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Reflections on our experiences with partnership on course (re)design

Following our recent experience with student-faculty partnership on course (re)design, we offer some thoughts on the process, its purpose, its benefits, and some of the risks involved. Throughout several future blog posts, we – Lucia, Erin, and Ketevan – reflect…

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Partnership with students: an example and lessons learned

To put words into action, this past semester (spring of 2018) I decided to partner with students to design and redesign courses that I will be teaching next academic year. I chose two very different courses: a first-year honors course…

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Student-Faculty Partnership as Cosmopolitan Practice

In this blog post I reflect on a recently published chapter “Ethics of Academic Leadership: Guiding Learning and Teaching” by Cook-Sather and Felten that appeared in an edited volume titled Cosmopolitan Perspectives on Academic Leadership in Higher Education (2017). The…

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Student-Faculty Partnerships at McMaster University

In my next few blog posts my intention is to feature several higher education institutions that have been at the forefront of student-faculty partnerships with the intention of identifying some of the successful practices within this pedagogy, as well as…

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Belonging and Inclusion

In my previous blog posts I have written about the potential of student-faculty partnership to challenge the hierarchies that still exist and perpetuate inequality, as well as non-democratic structure and practices of higher education. I have also written about some…

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