Students as Partners (SaP) is becoming a focus in higher education across the globe as the value of student agency in enhancing teaching, learning, and university culture is increasingly recognized. Within the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), SaP emphasizes the shared responsibility of students and faculty for learning, and empowers both to be actively engaged in the inquiry process. In this session, Rachel Braun (Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning) introduces participants to definitions of SaP from the literature, the three guiding principles SaP needs to be successful, and common types of SaP inquiries one can find in SoTL.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Define SaP and its connections to SoTL
- Describe the three guiding principles for SaP
- Summarize common types of SaP activities and their potential outcomes