Emerging Landscapes in SoTL Award
The Center for Teaching and Learning would like to recognize proposals to the College of Education’s Innovation in Teaching Conference that reflect promising ideas for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) studies.
The Center for Teaching and Learning would like to recognize proposals to the College of Education’s Innovation in Teaching Conference that reflect promising trends in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) studies. Winning proposals can reflect anything from fully conducted research studies to ideas with strong potential for a SoTL study. Strong contenders for this award will include:
- A compelling problem of teaching and learning – one that matters for student learning and has clear implications for instructor ability to teach students (broadly or in a specific class) effectively.
- An innovative* approach to studying or solving this problem.
*Innovation can take many forms, and those recognized for this award will be in line with emerging landscapes in SoTL (theme of the 2017 ISSOTL conference), which include but are not limited to:
- Students as co-researchers: Involving faculty and students in investigating and solving problems of teaching and learning.
- “What is happening?” studies: Proposals that seek to delve deeper into a problem of teaching and learning to better describe and understand it. These SoTL studies may uncover or challenge assumptions teachers may make about their students and/or how they think. Read more about them here.
- Leveraging the technology you have: Rather than adopting completely new technologies, finding ways to better utilize the technology we have (for example, your learning management system).
Award winners will be recognized publicly at the end of the Innovation in Teaching Conference. Following the conference, winners will receive individualized follow up consultations from the Assistant Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Colleen Kuusinen. The consultations will occur as a cohort (all award winners) and individually over the fall and spring semesters, 2017-2018. The goal of the consultations will be to provide assistance, in whatever form needed, to advance the study with the ultimate goal of publication in a SoTL or discipline-based education research journal chosen by the awardee, or presentation at a national conference. Award winners will also meet individually with SoTL national speakers during the Spring 2018 semester.
Any proposal submitted to the conference, whether by faculty, student, staff, or postdoctoral researcher. Must opt-in to be considered for this award when submitting a proposal online.
Up to 3 proposals will be chosen for this award based on information gathered from the proposal submission and on the day of the conference. Abstracts will be blind reviewed by a team of CTL and USG academic developers, and finalists will be notified and emailed for additional information regarding their proposal. The review team will attend the poster or presentation session of the applicant and announce that they were a finalist.
Read about the 2017 Emerging Landscapes in SoTL Award winning projects!