SoTL is scholarly research designed to improve your teaching, as well as that of other instructors in similar contexts. SoTL research can be in any discipline and may be presented at SoTL conferences or at a variety of teaching and learning conferences, as well as for publishing in your discipline-based journals.
SoTL research methods can include experimental, ethnographic, and other research approaches, whether using a control group, focus groups, existing data, case studies, surveys, etc.
There are many ways to improve the quality of education, but we believe that the scholarship of teaching and learning holds special promise… The scholarship of teaching and learning invites faculty from all disciplines and fields to identify and explore interesting questions in their own teaching—and, especially, in their students’ learning—and to share what they discover with colleagues who and build on their insights. Such work has the potential to transform higher education by making the private work of the classroom visible, talked about, studies, build upon, and valued – conditions for ongoing improvement in any enterprise (Huber & Hutchings, 2006, p. 25).
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For more information or to talk about study purposes and research design, contact FaCIT, 989-774-3615 or Jim Therrell