The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) can be thought of as research about teaching practices. SoTL can take many different forms: published articles, conference presentations, poster presentations, and even non-refereed stories about teaching. There is considerable debate within the academy what SoTL articles should resemble, from the lower-threshold (sharing stories about "I tried it and it worked" teaching practices) to the higher-threshold (rigorous experimental designs and statistical analyses).
Universities, colleges, and individual departments may have their own understanding about SoTL as well. It is our hope that SoTL should be considered as part of a faculty member's research production.
There are many facets of SoTL that ATLE can assist with:
- Starting for the first time-Defining SoTL and finding an appropriate topic
- Research design-Choosing a study to fit your research question
- IRB policies-What you need to know before starting, including training in the Responsible Conduct of Research
- Analyzing data-Getting help with interpreting results and running statistical analyses
- Finding a SoTL journal-Publishing your article in a refereed journal
- Finding a SoTL conference-Disseminating your work with a presentation or poster at a conference
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 813-974-1841 for more information, or to schedule an appointment.