Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)

The Center for Teaching & Learning is eager to assist faculty in exploring the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

There are many ways the CTL can assist, which include:

  • Discussing possible topics, which might include:
    • active learning
    • classroom assessment
    • cooperative learning
    • course design, including backward design
    • critical thinking
    • diversity engagement
    • learning communities
    • motivation
    • undergraduate research
    • the development and use of rubrics
    • service-learning
    • technology
  • creating a SoTL design project, which includes creating:
    • Hypothesis and/or problem statements;
    • Key words, the focus of a literature review;
    • Methods category (pre/post quantitative/qualitative assessment; essays developing innovative methods; self-reflection; integration of larger frameworks within curriculum; qualitative studies designed to explore key issues; quantitative comparisons of different courses & meta-analyses);
    • An experimental design, which clearly identify, minimize and account for potential variables; and
    • Statistical analysis.
  • Peer review
  • Locating appropriate journals.