17 Rewarding Educational Research: the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Thursday, March 22, 2012: 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Session Type: Symposium
1.5 CE hours
Theme: Transitioning Research Findings to Dental Curricula, especially in new Dental Schools
Sponsored by: Education Research, ADEA SoTL Sig (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)
Description: Achieving promotion and tenure in dental institutions has slowly been changing to recognize educational research and innovative contributions made by dental educators.  Increasingly, contributions based on educational research are providing credible evidence that the scholarship of teaching and learning more than meet the requirements of the promotion process.  This scholarship is based on the systematic application of a family of methods employed to provide data about educational issues and topics. Educational research assists faculty and curriculum committees in answering the questions of the effectiveness and efficiency of what is taught, how it is taught and how students learn.  This symposium is designed to assist dental administrators, educators and members of Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committees in understanding the role and potential of educational research and develop strategies to facilitate scholarly inquiry into student learning to advance the practice of teaching.  Avenues of dissemination will be emphasized helping participants identify dental, non dental, North American, and European journals in which to publish their research. Participants will also learn about best practices to support the use of educational research in the promotion and tenure process. Audience participation will be encouraged with point-counterpoint discussions that interweave topics of scientific discovery, educational research and teaching based on scientific inquiry.  This is a joint presentation offered by AADR Education Research Group and ADEA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) SIG to strengthen ties between the two groups and facilitate the transition of educational research findings into our dental curricula.
Learning Objectives:
Describe best practices and strategies of increasing the value and recognition of educational research within the institution/health center.
Discuss the importance of educational research in enhancing learning, improving teaching, advancing educational programs/curricula.
Identify ways educational research can be used in promotion and tenure decisions.
Chair's Opening Remarks
Educational Research in Enhancing Learning, Improving Teaching, Advancing Educational Programs/Curricula
J.W. KILLIP, Restorative Dentistry, University of Missouri -Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Education Research: Recognition within the Institution/Health Center
T. DOLAN, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Getting Published — Where to Publish; What Are the Options
C. SHULER, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Promotion and Tenure Process — A Case Study in Negotiating New Territory
L. JOHNSON, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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