Carnegie Foundation Acknowledgement
Creighton University joins with Columbia College Chicago, Truman State University, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Canisius College, and Loyola Marymount University in thanking the Carnegie Foundation for its visionary leadership in advancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning movement. Special thanks to Tony Ciccone, past Director of CASTL, and Pat Hutchings, Vice President of the Carnegie Foundation in granting our application for continued use of the Carnegie name (2010-2011) and in their active participation in our annual faculty development institute.
As our institutions continue our collaboration in support of the International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors, IISSAM) we build upon the early work of the CASTL Cluster Program (under the auspices of the Rockhurst Cluster and the leadership of Anita Salem) and the CASTL Leadership Program. For a summary of this program’s impact, please read “Mentoring New Scholars of Teaching and Learning: The National CASTL Institute Model” as published in the 2010 issue of Transformative Dialogues. For more recent results of the institute’s impact and continual quality improvement initiatives, a report on the 2011 institute survey may be found here.
A growing number of our summer institute scholars are presenting and publishing what was their “work in progress.” We are most proud of their achievements and the many ways in which their work is informing our SoTL community of learners. For more information about the current efforts of the IISSAM collaboration, please contact Mary Ann Danielson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-280-2535. We hope you will investigate, first hand, the impact of this developmentally rich opportunity and join us May 31-June 3, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where we will explore “The Ecology of Teaching and Learning.”