Scholarly Teaching and Research
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a systematic inquiry into student learning that advances the practice of teaching through public dissemination; it involves “problem-posing about an issue of teaching or learning, study of the problem through methods appropriate to the disciplinary epistemologies, applications of results to practice, communication of results, self-reflection, and peer review” (Cambridge, 2010, p. 8).
Cambridge, B. (2010). Fostering the scholarship of teaching and learning: Communities of practice. In D. Lieberman & C. Wehlburg, (Eds.). To improve the academy. Bolton, MA: Anker.
Get Started with SoTL
- SoTL 101 provides practical guidance for conducting SoTL projects from start to finish.
- Visit Purdue's Human Research Protection Program for step-by-step guidance on deciding whether your research requires IRB review and how to complete the IRB process.
Learn more about the process and benefits of SoTL from Dr. Sarah LeBlanc, our 2021 SoTL Showcase recipient:
Summer Writing and Project Development Institute
Get focused mentoring and support with your SoTL projects, no matter what stage of development! This 2-day retreat is open to all faculty and grad students and is designed to help you make significant progress on your SoTL project. The proposal form is simple, quick (5-10 minutes) and will guide the program organizers in selecting mentors and presenters that will most effectively support your productivity. For more information, contact Rachel Ramsey or a member of the CASTLE committee.
- Proposal Deadline: April 1
- Proposal Submission: Online Submission Form
Meet our CASTLE Committee
If you are interested in doing SoTL, our Committee for the Advancement of Scholarly Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE) can help you meet your goals. CASTLE is a team of PFW faculty who promote and facilitate SoTL through programs and mentoring. If you need more information, please contact Rachel Ramsey.