The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) involves faculty framing and systematically investigating questions related to student learning, with the goal of improving their own classroom, as well as advancing practice beyond it. SoTL ultimately improves student learning by means of scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning processes and also includes sharing results so others can review, critique and build on the work. The Faculty Handbook covers SoTL under Promotion and Tenure Evaluation and Review (section 220.127.116.11.2).
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Request for Proposals SoTL Scholars Program
Due date: Wednesday, August 1 for the 2018-19 Program
Proposals are now being accepted for ISU faculty participation in the CELT SoTL Scholars Program. The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) involves faculty framing and systematically investigating questions related to student learning, with the goal of improving their own classroom as well as advancing practice beyond it through peer-reviewed presentations and publications.
Purpose: The purpose of the SoTL Scholars Program is development of a SoTL project. The year-long-experience will focus on writing research questions for classroom-based research, quantitative and qualitative assessment techniques, and the types of evidence that can be used to help answer SoTL research questions. Faculty participants receive guidance from the Associate Director of CELT and fellow SoTL Scholars program participants.
Scheduled Activities: The SoTL Scholars Kick-Off will occur in early fall semester 2018. Institutional Review Board application will occur fall 2018. Once a-month participation in a SoTL Teaching and Learning circle is required and will be arranged based upon participants’ schedules. It is expected that participants will share their work at a CELT sponsored event in late spring 2019.
Funding: Participants will conduct their classroom-based research project during the 2018-19 academic year. We anticipate funding up to 8 SoTL Scholars/Scholar teams at $1,000 each. This funding is for professional development opportunities or materials related to teaching, it may not be used for salaries or benefits. Hourly pay for an undergraduate or graduate student assistant is permissible.
You are invited to collaborate with graduate students and postdocs applying for the CIRTL Teaching as Research grants.