Peter Felten, assistant provost for teaching and learning and executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, was one of two honored with the award at the group's recent annual conference.
Peter Felten, assistant provost for teaching and learning and executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, has been honored by the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with its Distinguished Service Award.
Felten was one of two society members presented with the award at ISSOTL annual conference held in Bergen, Norway. ISSOTL grants honorary life memberships to people for distinguished service to the scholarship of teaching and learning, to ISSOTL or to both.
In selecting Felten, ISSOTL noted the following accomplishments and contributions:
Through his prolific scholarship, Peter Felten helps to shape and promote the field of SoTL. Peter’s achievements “have enlarged, enriched, and enlivened our field”. In short, he is an ambassador, an opinion leader, and a mentor for SoTL internationally and at home in the US and on his campus – be it through scholarly publications, presentations, workshops, blogs or tweets. He is the kind of person who, despite his more-than-full plate, steps forward and makes a difference. In all of this, Peter brings commitments and values that echo and advance those of the ISSOTL community.
His reputation as a respected SoTL scholar is well attested by the numerous, oft-cited, and field-defining works that he has produced, including his 2013 essay on the principles that should guide SoTL, one that many frequently cite as a seminal statement from the field. He also has seven books authored or edited in the last five years, and numerous journal articles. An ISSOTL member since 2005, he has served as VP-USA and as ISSOTL President. He actively helped to shape ISSOTL and led work on several important committees, often as Chair or an active core member.