Building on research into student-faculty partnerships, the Student Consultants on Teaching at York (SCOTAY) program provides instructors an opportunity to reflect on their teaching practice through the eyes of a student via a classroom observation or course design consultation for a course the student is not enrolled in. Pedagogically, such partnerships situate the relationship between teaching and learning as fundamentally dialogic.
The project will expand the scope of the program piloted in 2019-2020 so that a broad range of students and faculty have the opportunity to critically reflect on teaching and learning practices together. The project will first complete an environmental scan and scoping review leading to the redesign of the program’s various features, to include a student training program and a peer mentor structure. Then, the program will be relaunched and evaluated, after which peer mentors drawn from past SCOTAY participants will be embedded into the program as a way to offer student leadership opportunities while sustaining the program over time.
Experiential Education, Student Success