The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)

Implement SOTL into your teaching pedagogy and research. 

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What is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning?

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). 

Glossary of Terms

The following sources have been compiled to help deepen your understanding SOTL:

Methodologies of SOTL

SOTL Project Showcase

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. 

Want to highlight your SOTL research project?

If you have a project you would like us to highlight, please reach out to us at for more information. 

How to get Involved

UBSoTL Community of Practice

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.

Contact us

The Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation is here to help you design and implement SOTL into your current research and pedagogical practice.