Presenting & Publishing SoTL Work
Where should I share my SoTL work?
by Colleen M. Kuusinen, Assistant Director for SoTL
Ideally, you identified a conference or a targeted journal way back when you were designing your study. I find having a concrete goal (and deadline!) and a collaborator to hold me accountable is the best way to see my SoTL study through from beginning to end.
While publication in SoTL and education scholarly journals is grand, there's no better place to begin presenting your SoTL work--ongoing or completed--and meeting other SoTL researchers who can become your support network than at conferences. Here are a few that I like, starting with some right here in Athens or within driving distance. In parentheses you'll find the date of the conference and, if known, proposal deadline:
Local and regional conferences
- Innovation in Teaching Conference, UGA College of Education (October; proposals due September 18, 2017)
- New in 2017: Opt-in to have your proposal recognized for the Emerging Landscapes in SoTL Award!
- USG Teaching and Learning Conference, University System of Georgia (April)
- Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy and Conference on Teaching Large Classes, Virginia Tech (February; proposals mid-October)
- American Educational Research Association, Annual Meeting (April, proposals in July; location varies)
- Lilly Conferences (location and timing varies; often in NC, MI and MD)
- The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference (ISSOTL; publisher of Teaching & Learning Inquiry)
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University has a comprehensive teaching conferences directory which you can filter by location, discipline, and topic. Thanks, Kennesaw!