Implement SOTL into your teaching pedagogy and research.
The scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) is the systematic inquiry into student learning and teaching practices in higher education (Hutchings, P., & Shulman, L. S., 1999).
The following sources have been compiled to help deepen your understanding SOTL:
Action research is using investigation to solve problems and/or use data to improve practices (not just to publish results of a study).
Pilot studies are an opportunity to try out a practice, process, or technique with a test group before initiating a launch at full capacity. This test run allows for testing, data collection, analysis, and continuous improvement.
The University at Buffalo is committed to continued research on topics including the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Below are just a few of our faculty members who are currently researchng or have completed projects surrounding SOTL.
Current Research Project:
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The Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation hosts a SOTL Community of Practice. We encourage all members of the UB Community who are interested in SOTL to attend one of our discussions surrounding how you implement SOTL in your professional practice.
We are currently meeting via Brightspace. Please self-enroll in the SOTL Brightspace course to join in discussions, for additional resources, and to help us create the most effective SOTL Community of Practice for you.
Elon University is a global leader in the scholarship of teaching and learning. This website provides some great resources related to SOTL.