Well over a decade ago, the late Ernest Boyer authored his much heralded work titled Scholarship Reconsidered, and academia quickly began to recognize a variety of meaningful scholarship activities including the scholarship of discovery, integration, application and teaching. Boyer insisted that the scholarship of teaching is a serious and very meaningful form of scholarship associated with what faculty members do to achieve success in the profession of teaching. He also insisted that the scholarship of teaching needs to be transformed from a very private form of scholarship to a much more public form of scholarship. The scholarship of teaching that Boyer sought to promote includes observations that we make as classroom professors regarding challenges to our effectiveness as teachers, our ideas for overcoming those challenges, steps we take to introduce changes in our teaching strategies, how we ultimately assess the results of those changes, what additional ideas for improved teaching effectiveness emerge and finally the sharing of this scholarship with our colleagues in a manner similar to how we ultimately assess the results of those changes, what additional idea for improved teaching effectiveness emerge and finally the sharing of this scholarship with our colleagues in a manner similar to how we share the scholarship of discovery. This publication is an initial effort of South Dakota State University to provide teaching faculty members a scholarship of teaching medium that will allow them to make public or to share their scholarship of teaching with colleagues on campus and beyond the walls of SDSU.
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South Dakota State University, "Bush Project Anthology Volume 1" (2004). Bush Project Anthology. 11.