Scholarly Teaching and Research
What is SoTL?
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.
If you want to learn more about SoTL or need support with your SoTL goals, CELT can help!
- Book a SoTL Consultation with one of CELT's experienced Consultants.
- Check out FACET's resources:
- SoTL 101 provides practical guidance on conducting SoTL projects from start to finish.
- The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology are good resources for SoTL and potential publication outlets for your SoTL projects.
- 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.
- Get statistical support from a dedicated Mathematics Grad Student at the Student Research Hub in the Helmke Library.
- Check out the Publishing Guide from the Helmke Library.
- Participate in the SoTL Writing and Project Development Institute.
SoTL 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 kickstart or make significant progress on your SoTL project. The proposal form is quick and easy, 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: Closed for 2022. Next cycle opens January, 2023.
- Proposal Submission: Online Submission Form
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Showcase features PFW faculty who make significant contributions to the discipline and inspire others to pursue research on teaching and learning. Watch the Showcase interviews below to learn more about the process and benefits of engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
2022 SoTL Showcase
Dr. William Sauerland, Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. Rebecca Essig, Assistant Professor of Engineering
2021 SoTL Showcase
Dr. Sarah LeBlanc, Assistant Professor of Interpersonal Communication
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.