Rachel Braun

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Program Specialist

Description

As the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Program Specialist, Rachel is the key advisor and collaborator to Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (TI) in the design, implementation, facilitation, evaluation, and revision of programs, resources, and initiatives to build capacity and support SoTL (e.g., communities of practice, postdoctoral fellowships, lesson study teams, grant recipient activities, workshops and retreats).

Rachel was the inaugural Program Coordinator for the TI Research Associate Program from 2016-2017. In this role, Rachel designed, implemented, facilitated, and developed all RA Program activities, curricula, resources, and initiatives. Rachel’s professional and educational background includes two years as the Operational and Program Assistant for the TI Educational Development Unit (EDU), a Bachelor of Arts in German Language and European History, and a year as a foreign language teaching assistant in Germany.

 

Publications 

Non Peer-Reviewed

Braun, R. (Forthcoming 2017). The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (TI) Research Associate (RA) Program Handbook. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Calgary, AB, Canada.

Braun, R., & Arguera, N. (Forthcoming 2017). The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (TI) Program Evaluation Guide. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Guides Series. Calgary, AB, Canada.

Braun, R. (2015, 2016, and 2017). Graduate Student Teaching Development Guide. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Calgary, AB, Canada.

 

Presentations 

Braun. R., Blackman, G., Fedoruk, L., Ostrowski, C., Parker, J., & Tran, J. (2017). Self-study in Student Professional Development Programs: Key Concepts & Ideas. University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching. Calgary, AB, Canada.

Braun, R. (2017). Introduction to Task and Literature Management Using Excel. Religious Studies (RELS) 707.6: Professionalization Colloquium. University of Calgary. Calgary, AB, Canada.

Braun, R (2016). Curiosity as the ‘Middle Way’: A Graduate Student’s Response to Patrick Finn’s “Critical Condition: Replacing Critical Thinking with CreativityUniversity of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching. Calgary, AB, Canada.

Braun, R (2016). Reflections on Research Design in Religious Studies. Research in Religious Studies Conference. Lethbridge, AB, Canada. 

Braun, R (2016). A Thought Experiment with Life History Research Methodologies and Theories of Religion. Department of Classics and Religious Studies (CLARE) Graduate Student Conference: Religion and History. Calgary, AB, Canada.

Braun, R (2016). The Epistemological Features of Testimony in Paul Ricoeur’s Phenomenology of Memory and Philosophical Hermeneutics. 12th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium: University of Calgary Sociology Graduate Student Caucus. Calgary, AB, Canada.

Braun, R (2014). The Historikerstreit as the Struggle to Communicate. Research in Religious Studies Conference. Calgary, AB, Canada.

Braun, R (2012). Galenist Medical Philosophy, Gentile da Foligno and the Medical Response to the Black Death in Italy. History of Medicine Days 22nd Annual Conference. Calgary, AB, Canada.