JCTL is a peer-reviewed venue published once a year at Miami University as a site through which Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTL) staff can engage in conversations, explore their relevance to their own institutional situations, and imagine new possibilities to take back to these institutions—not to mention new ways of looking at the conversations already at work there.
Volume 6 (2014) focuses on “Supporting Effective Teaching at Small Colleges: Theory & Practice.” The issue’s guest editor is Michael Reder, Director, Joy Shechtman Mankoff Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Connecticut College. As Reder describes the issue, “The articles in this issue have been carefully selected because they address these key issues that small colleges—and, to a great extent, all institutions—face. These articles build upon current theory and practices in new and productive ways, and ask us to push our work as educational developers to new levels or to think about our roles differently” (from “A Message From the Guest Editor,” p. 6).
The articles in this issue are as follows:
Supporting Teaching and Learning at Small Colleges—Past, Present, & Future: A Message From the Guest Editor, M. Reder
Foreword: The Changing Landscape of Faculty Development at Small Colleges, M. D. Sorcinelli
Difficult Conversations We’re NOT Having: Mixed-Group Perspective Taking and Diversity Education at a Small College, J. L. Bowen & J. H. Shope
The Growth Mindset Approach: A Threshold Concept in Course Redesign, D. E. Boyd
Faculty Developer as Change Agent: A Conceptual Model for Small Institutions and Beyond, L. L. Grupp
Facilitating Mentoring Across Three Models of Faculty Work: Mentoring Within a Community of Practice for Faculty Development, P. E. Calderwood & S. Klaf
The Care and Maintenance of Faculty Culture: A Small College Curricular Approach, C. Zimmerman & C. Rutz
Supporting Faculty Teaching & Learning at Small Colleges: Selected Resources That Are Specifically Relevant to the Small College Context
We invite Miami faculty and staff to use the Journal as a resource for teaching and learning. On the website, click “Issue Archive” to access all issues of the Journal; to locate teaching and learning topics you wish to research, click on “Search Archive.” This electronic version of the Journal is provided by funding from the Center for Teaching Excellence for all Miami faculty and staff.
For information about submitting manuscripts or other inquiries, click “Submit a Manuscript” or contact
John Tassoni, Editor-in-Chief
Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning
Center for Teaching & Learning