What is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)?
- What is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
- A brief essay introducing SoTL
- The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Discussion
- A podcast discussion (< click to play/download) between David Voelker and Regan A. R. Gurung on SoTL, with emphasis on the need for both humanistic and social scientific methodologies. (Recorded Feb. 8, 2013)
- Understanding the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (interview)
- A podcast interview/conversation (< click to play/download) between David Voelker and Jennifer Heinert (Director of the UW-Colleges Virtual Teaching and Learning Center). (Recorded July 18, 2012; published Nov. 2012.) (Click here to download from iTunes.)
- SoTL–Wisconsin Style
- A brief essay that I wrote for the UWGB Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Blog in January 2014. It discusses the practice of SoTL in the UW System, especially as supported by OPID.
Resources for Getting Started with SoTL
Note: These documents are part of a resource packet that I use in my four-to-five hour workshop that I have developed to introduce higher educators to SoTL.
- Developing a SoTL Project Based on a Learning Problem: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Use this guide, in conjunction with the templates below, to develop a SoTL research question.
- Templates for Analyzing Learning Problems
- Use these templates to identify learning problems that you might study via a SoTL project.
- Sketching your SoTL Research Plan
- Use this 1-page template to outline your project plan.
- A Brief Note about Research Design
- This brief document includes a list of some common approaches to collecting evidence of student learning.
- Engaging with the Literature on Teaching and Learning
- Use this annotated bibliography to find the resources you need to situate your SoTL project within the literature on teaching and learning.
SoTL and the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process
- Sample IRB Protocols
Links to SoTL Resources
- The Pedagogical Pundit (by Professor Regan Gurung)
- SoTL Guide (Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary; developed by former OPID WTF&S co-director, Nancy Chick)
- SoTL Leadership Site at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- TLI: Teaching & Learning Inquiry (Open-access, online journal)
- Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program Assessment Project: Final Report, by David Voelker and Ryan Martin, August 15, 2013
Note: The document resources posted here are licensed by David J. Voelker under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. As noted on each document, they can be shared freely, if attributed and copied without alteration, for non-commercial purposes.