Student Voices & the CASTL Institutional Leadership Program
In fall 2006, a three-year partnership was initiated between Carnegie and 187 selected higher education institutions committed to a careful study of teaching and learning; based on institutional applications, Carnegie helped to organize the participating institutions around twelve themed areas. Once again, several schools committed to the theme of advancing the role of students in this co-inquiry:
- California State University - Long Beach
- Elon University
- Illinois State University
- North Seattle Community College
- Western Washington University (coordinating institution)
Unlike the earlier cluster model, participating institutions in the new Leadership themed program are developing their own individual plans and products at the same time that they are working together with students on studying teaching and learning.
Student Voices Convenings
The Student Voices group also identified a slate of convenings for their three-year collaboration:
- November 8, 2006, twenty-five representatives from these six institutions convened in Washington, D.C. to articulate both their institutional goals for partnering with students as well as to chart a course of collaborating together. At that meeting, the cross-institutional group settled on the following title and composed a mission statement for that collaborative work: Student Voices in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
- October 2007 at the University of Nevada (Las Vegas) to set a research agenda for Student Voices. Theme group participants, including faculty and students from each institution, presented the questions they're asking with students at their institutions on teaching and learning. Participants also drafted a book prospectus for an edited volume on student voices.
- October 2008 at the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada preceding the ISSOTL (International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) conference to respond to the research agenda established in 2007 and share works in progress and tentative findings.
- October/November 2009 at Indiana University (Bloomington) preceding the ISSOTL conference to present findings on research begun in 2007.