Scholarship is creative intellectual work that is validated by peers and communicated (Weiser, 2001). NYU SPS stands for academic excellence, access, opportunity, and contributions to the knowledge economy within a diverse and global learning platform that emphasizes evidence-based design and agility. We are a teaching and learning university that builds innovative educational programs for professionals across the globe, and we seek to be recognized for our excellence in teaching, learning, and design scholarship.
We are committed to using evidence to catalyze impactful design, teaching, technology, and support based upon data-informed decision-making. Kuh et. al., (2015) explains that the greatest impact for success for educational research is based upon evidence that is generated from the very university that will utilize it to increase learning.
The School of Professional Studies has the opportunity to improve educational practices and contribute to higher education as it can situate its research within real-world educational contexts. We are particularly poised to integrate the richness of our experiences, technical knowledge, and expertise and bring them to bare on our today’s complex learning challenges.
The Center for Academic Excellence and Support aims to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning scholarship by contributing, recognizing, and advancing innovative new methods through a series of workshops and communities of practice that are supportive and inspiring for all faculty conducting teaching and learning research at NYU SPS.
All that is needed is the desire to expand knowledge and contribute to the broader teaching and learning communities generally or within a specific discipline. NYU SPS is proud to define scholarship broadly; Shulman (1999) explains that “[a]n intelligent act becomes scholarship when it becomes public, is critically reviewed by one’s community, and members of one’s community are able to use it, build upon and develop these acts of mind and creation. In CAES, we believe that these activities will: