The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is the synthesis of teaching, learning, and research in higher education. The TLC supports full-time and part-time instructor participation in SoTL projects that substantially change the ways in which instructors teach. SoTL projects focus on large-scale, research-based change to an instructor’s teaching practices.
Select faculty will complete a SoTL project over three semesters:
Full-time faculty receive a mini-sabbatical of up to 8 credit hours (or a reduced clinical teaching assignment for HT faculty). They use the additional time in their work week to research a new teaching strategy or participate in training in a new pedagogy and generally prepare for implementation of a substantial change to their teaching practices.
Part-time faculty do not receive a mini-sabbatical but complete a plan for implementation of a substantial change to their teaching practices.
Beginning in Summer 2017 — 9-month full-time faculty can complete their first semester of SoTL over the summer for a stipend (payable when the project is completed). Contact Lance Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SoTL faculty implement the changes to their teaching practices.
SoTL faculty publish their results. Publication via the TLC either in a TLC presentation or in a Learning Matters article is required. Publication in a teaching-specific or discipline-specific journal and/or a presentation at a local, regional, or national conference is encouraged. If the full-time faculty member chose to do a summer term, the stipend is payable upon publication of their SoTL project.
Part-time faculty receive a $500 stipend upon publication of their SoTL project.
For more information, see the SoTL Application and SoTL Frequently Asked Questions webpages.