ASPPH’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Task Force was launched in 2018 under the jurisdiction of the ASPPH Education Advisory Committee, led by Dr. Shan Mohammed (Northeastern). The task force’s first evidence-based product, Student Course and Teacher Evaluations report, is posted on ASPPH’s new SoTL webpage, which was launched this week.
The task force working group that created the report, chaired by Dr. Ali Weinstein (George Mason), discovered a scarcity of research on student course and teacher evaluations in academic public health, as well as a lack of valid, evidence-based methods and metrics across all fields. The report:
- Identifies the most widely-used student course and teacher evaluation methods and tools;
- Provides a context for current promising practices in the field of student course and teaching evaluations; and
- Includes recommendations and potential areas for future research and faculty development for academic public health.
The following SoTL Task Force members coauthored the report:
- Dr. Erika (Ela) Austin (University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health)
- Dr. Donetta Cothran (Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington)
- Dr. Marie Diener-West (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health)
- Dr. Nicole Gatto (Claremont Graduate University Master of Public Health Program)
- Dr. George Hack (University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions)
- Dr. Matt Hayat (Georgia State University School of Public Health)
- Dr. Delia Lang (Emory University Rollins School of Public Health)
- Dr. Laura Liang (Rutgers University School of Public Health)
- Dr. Eyal Oren (San Diego State University School of Public Health)
- Dr. Liz Stuart (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health).
Stay tuned for more products from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Task Force in the coming months.