Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (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. 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 5.2.2.3.2).

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Request for Proposals SoTL Scholars Program

*SoTL Scholars Program is on hiatus for 2018-2019*

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.

You are invited to collaborate with graduate students and postdocs applying for the CIRTL Teaching as Research grants.

Questions? email sotl@iastate.edu