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Signature Pedagogies – High Impact Teaching and Learning

Center for Teaching Excellence to Advance Learning

When faculty improve their teaching practice student learning is improved (Condun, Iverson, Manduca, Rutz and Willett, 2016). Every discipline has unique practices – methods for teaching, ways of thinking and professional practices, which define how a discipline prepares students – called signature pedagogies. This program proposes a faculty learning community structure to examine signature pedagogies at Coastal Carolina University. The program will support faculty members’ efforts to deeply examine current teaching and learning practices in their discipline with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement. This program establishes a internal grant fund and a call-for-proposals for faculty to explore signature pedagogies within their field. Faculty apply to the Signature Pedagogies program, participate in a learning community to explore their own teaching, and design and measure high-impact practices to improve student learning.