How do I pick my Student Learning Outcomes? I want my students to know all of this!

With the revision (simplification) of the rubric and the course definition, this is easier. Students will need to demonstrate “Proficiency”-level accomplishments (see the SaS Program Rubric) on the three required project-focused learning outcomes and on one of the methods-related outcomes. That is, by the time they have finished the course or project, students will be able to: Read more about How do I pick my Student Learning Outcomes? I want my students to know all of this![…]

Two of us alternate teaching the same course. I think that my section is an RS course, but hers probably isn’t. Can I get my section RS designated?

Unfortunately, no.  The RS designation is attached to the course number, not individual sections.  All sections need to be taught as RS if it is designated. In this case, you can either have the department agree that whoever teaches the course will include authentic scholarly work, or you can go through your department and college Read more about Two of us alternate teaching the same course. I think that my section is an RS course, but hers probably isn’t. Can I get my section RS designated?[…]

I’d like to teach an RS course but I don’t have enough widgets in the classroom for all the students. How do I get more widgets?

OSCAR offers Scholarship Development Grants that offer “catalyst funding” to help department defray the expenses related to scaling up research opportunities within classes. These grants can help support widgets for the students, as long as widgets are durable items that can be used each time the class is taught.  Funds can also be used for Read more about I’d like to teach an RS course but I don’t have enough widgets in the classroom for all the students. How do I get more widgets?[…]

Who reviews the RS course applications?

The Faculty and Curricular Activities Committee, a committee of the Students as Scholars QEP Leadership Council. The FCA consists of representative faculty from all schools/colleges with undergraduate programs, University Libraries, and the director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence.  Bethany Usher, director of Students as Scholars/OSCAR serves as a non-voting chair.

What does it mean to share the results beyond the classroom, and what possibilities are there?

Just as with faculty, scholarship doesn’t become meaningful until it is disseminated, and we want student to have this opportunity.  Having the expectation that the results of their work will be, in some way, public, increases the quality of the work. And students can point to the final product as evidence of their scholarly work Read more about What does it mean to share the results beyond the classroom, and what possibilities are there?[…]