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For faculty in most settings, teaching is a private act, limited to the teacher and students; it is rarely evaluated by professional peers. "The result, " writes Carnegie Foundation President Lee S. Shulman, "is that those who engage in innovative acts of teaching rarely build upon the work of others; nor can others build upon theirs." CASTL seeks to render teaching public, subject to critical evaluation, and usable by others in both the scholarly and the general community.
Gift of Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008. Accession 2008-022.
CASTL represents a major initiative of The Carnegie Foundation. Launched in 1998, the program builds on a conception of teaching as scholarly work as proposed in the 1990 report, SCHOLARSHIP RECONSIDERED, by former Carnegie Foundation President Ernest Boyer, and on the 1997 follow-up publication, SCHOLARSHIP ASSESSED, by Charles Glassick, Mary Taylor Huber, and Gene Maeroff.