The University of Cincinnati defines the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – SoTL in short – as the practice of rigorously testing the effectiveness of various teaching approaches in the college classroom. The goal is to provide faculty with "evidence-based" teaching tools that can transform their pedagogy and tremendously enhance student learning.
The faculty at the James L Winkle College of Pharmacy are actively engaged in this type of scholarship as we strive to discover the most effective methods of teaching both the science of pharmacy but also the art of practice. Our research foci include broad pedagogical topics as curricular assessment, active-learning strategies, and experiential learning to more specific areas of interest such as cultural awareness, interprofessional team work and self-care. We apply the same rigorous standards to our methodology as other scientific research practices leading to evidenced based teaching.
Faculty in this focus area include:
- Bethanne Brown, PharmD: Interprofessional education and cultural competence
- Teresa Cavanaugh, MS, PharmD: Practice preparedness education and active learning
- Kelly Epplen, PharmD: Assessment of active learning strategies
- Brad Hein, PharmD: Curricular assessment, student performance, experiential learning
- Heidi Luder, PharmD: Curricular assessment, student performance, experiential learning
- Michael Hegner, PharmD: Pharmaceutical Calculations
- Nicholas Messinger, PharmD: Curriculum and Assessment
- Nicole Avant, PharmD: Cultural Awareness, Interprofessional Education, Bias in Healthcare
- Patricia Wigle, PharmD: Curriculum and Student Affairs