If you read the August SoTL blog, you know we are kicking off a faculty learning community (FLC) called “Students as Partners in SoTL.” Unlike many FLCs that are made up exclusively of faculty members or graduate students, this community will be made up of both faculty and undergraduate students. I am excited to introduce two of these students: Daphne Scott and Tamar Trice. Daphne and Tamar will be participating in the FLC as one of their projects as the SoTL graduate assistant and undergraduate SoTL scholar, respectively.
Daphne is a recent Ball State University graduate with a BA in Sociology. She is currently pursuing an MA in Library Science with plans to concentrate on data science, eventually pursuing a career as an academic research librarian. In addition to the FLC, Daphne will be conducting research to update the SoTL history on our website and create a digital archive.
Tamar is a first-semester freshman studying secondary education. As she is a Cox Scholar, we will be able to work with Tamar for her entire time at IU. This year she will participate in the FLC, conduct literature searches, write literature reviews, and learn more about SoTL by assisting with a variety of programming. Long term, Tamar will be a key voice in helping to develop a collaborative undergraduate research program around SoTL.
Say hello to Daphne and Tamar and introduce yourself at one of the upcoming SoTL events and stay tuned to learn more about how these students contribute to expanding SoTL programming at IU.