Planning Your First SoTL Project


Description: What improves student learning in your classroom? Does that new strategy you implemented make a difference?  The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) workshop provides structure and support as you design and carry out your own SoTL project. If you are new to the SoTL process, you will learn how to design an informal SoTL Pilot Study that will help you improve your teaching. If you are more experienced, you may work on a more formal SoTL project that might lead to publication or conference presentation.
Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • understand how SoTL fits into the bigger context of teaching and of scholarship.
  • be able to develop a SoTL research question; search for relevant literature; and choose a likely research strategy. 
  • understand their options for data analysis and for sharing their findings. 
What to Bring:  

Planning Your First SoTL Handout (Mettetal, 2015) (PDF, 315KB)
Planning Your First SoTL Project Presentation Slides (Mettetal, 2015) (PDF, 315KB)

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 Certificates: Can apply toward these graduate student/postdoc certificates:

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