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Trefny Center Teaching As Research Institute

May 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


Have you ever tried out a new strategy in your classroom and wondered how well it worked? Wanted to know which of two pedagogical approaches would be more effective? Or had a hunch that students who take your course in the spring need different supports than students who take it in the fall?

If you are interested in systematically examining what’s going on in your classroom, please consider applying for the first Teaching as Research Institute. We encourage participation regardless of discipline or prior experience with education research. After participating in the TAR Institute, you will be prepared to investigate the questions you have about student learning, motivation, or beliefs in your classroom, and the Trefny Center will be a resource for you in every part of the process.

By the end of the TAR Institute, you should be able to answer these questions:

  • What data am I already collecting in my teaching that I can use for research purposes?
  • How do I set up a rigorous study design within an authentic classroom?
  • How do I navigate the Human Subjects Research process?
  • How do I collaborate with the Trefny Center to conduct a classroom-based research project?

The TAR Institute will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30. Morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be provided. Faculty who participate in the TAR Institute and complete a study will be eligible for $1,000 in professional development funds to support them in presenting their work.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the following application.

Submissions are due by 5pm on April 8, 2019, and we will inform you if you are accepted by the following week. Space is limited so complete your application soon!




May 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am
May 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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