Missouri State University

Scholarly Teaching

Scholarly Teaching is taking a scholarly approach to teaching.  Teaching is an area in which to develop expertise.  Scholarly teachers will do things such as reflect on their teaching, use classroom assessment techniques, discuss teaching issues with colleagues, try new things.  Scholarly teaching is closely related to reflective practices.  This conception of scholarly teaching is related to what Boyer (1990) identified as scholarship of teaching.  Scholarly Teaching is NOT Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

FCTL Initiatives and resources which fit under Scholarly Teaching

  • The New Faculty Learning Community, The Joy of Teaching
  • The GA/TA mentoring sessions for social sciences and sciences
  • Funding to attend conferences related to teaching and learning

Benefits of Scholarly Teaching

  • Training, growth, and development in the area of teaching and learning
  • Support and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness in tenure and promotion portfolios
  • Improve graduate students’ career prospects