Logo_Blue_282SoTL 

SoTL or the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  has been called “the pinnacle of effortful teaching” (Gurung & Wilson, 2013) and deserves a place alongside conventional disciplinary scholarship. To engage in SoTL is to examine teaching and learning in a systematic way and to then communicate the results of that examination in peer-reviewed outlets. SoTL produces a body of usable knowledge critical to the selection of pedagogy, assessment of learning, and faculty development.

At Longwood, we are in the process of developing our own program called SoTL at Longwood.  Throughout the year, we will host workshops for beginners and advanced SoTL researchers.

SoTL FOR BEGINNERS: GENERATING THE RESEARCH QUESTION

This 50 minute workshop led by Dr. Sarai Blincoe will introduce faculty to the SoTL process.  Each participant will leave with a research question/hypothesis and a set of questions to use in the initial design process.  This is a great opportunity for faculty to network with others to develop cross-disciplinary SoTL projects.

SoTL IN THE DETAILS: DESIGNING A SoTL PROJECT

This workshop is designed for those who completed SoTL for beginners.  We will provide an introduction to the SoTL benchmarks for design and analysis.  Researchers will have the opportunity to network for new projects/research partners.

 SoTL MENTOR

Dr. Sarai Blincoe, blincoesc@longwood.edu 434-395-2822 Ruffner 309

SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) @ Longwood encourages faculty research focusing on teaching.  The SoTL @ LU program emphasizes the importance of using research to improve pedagogy.  For faculty interested in conducting a SoTL project, Dr. Blincoe can help with idea generation, study design, and data analysis.

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Citation: Gurung, R.A.R., & Wilson, J.H. (2013). Advancing scholarly research on teaching and learning. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 136, 1-5.