A department wide, two semester, doctoral seminar in the advance study of teaching and learning. For first year students it will serve as an induction into scholarly reading, writing and thinking culminating in the completion of a mentored project leading to candidacy. The fall semester addresses basic questions concerning scholarship and its relationship to practice. The spring semester focuses on the variety of the educational research and involves reading a variety of scholarly texts. Other doctoral students will take it as an opportunity to stay in contact with a scholarly community as they work on their dissertations.