Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a field of study dedicated to systematic and reflective inquiry of the effects of one’s teaching practices on student learning. SoTL incorporates knowledge from educational and cognitive psychology research, and it leads to the dissemination of new knowledge. SoTL encourages faculty, graduate students, and postdocs to use their expertise as disciplinary scholars in their approaches to teaching. SoTL scholars explore and examine novel teaching strategies to continue the goal of improving student learning through focused inquiry, exploration of research, deliberate planning and implementation, and examination of collected data.
The Center for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to supporting faculty, graduate students, and postdocs from any discipline who are interested in learning more about the field of SoTL and gaining experience in designing and implementing a SoTL project. Interested faculty should contact the CTL to set up an individual consultation, where we can discussion your project design and plans.
Interested graduate students and postdocs can take the Introduction to SoTL Seminar that is taught by CTL staff every Spring semester. This seminar introduces students to the field of SoTL through class discussions of SoTL literature and development of a SoTL project proposal. Students who take the Introduction to SoTL seminar are able to work closely with CTL staff to further develop, implement, and analyze their SoTL projects.