The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) 101

Turn your daily grind into a publication

The Scholarship of Teaching of Learning (SoTL) is the systematic inquiry of student learning using appropriate methodology – informed by prior scholarship – and going public with the results. Please RSVP below for the first in a series of workshops on SoTL.

  • Practice: Approaching work with students as a systematic study of learning.
  • Integration: Integrating diverse perspectives and modalities into the work of teaching and learning.
  • Higher Education: Study of organizational development and how it impacts student learning.
  • Synthesis: Collecting knowledge and evidence to develop materials to disseminate for broader use in the field.

We invite you to a workshop on January 12th, 8:30-noon where we will help you refine the work you do at Stetson into a systematic inquiry that can be published. Please RSVP at this link.


  • Dr. Peter Felten, Elon University
    Assistant Provost, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning & Center for Engaged Learning
  • Dr. Heather Edwards, Stetson University
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Dr. Julia Metzker, Stetson University
    Executive Director, Brown Center for Faculty Innovation & Excellence
  • Dr. Rosalie Richards, Stetson University
    Associate Provost for Faculty Development

Workshop Series

Participants who complete the workshop series will be eligible to apply for small grants to support their work.

  1. SoTL 101 & idea exploration – Jan 12, 8:30-noon
  2.  Refining your question & literature review – Feb 3, 2-5pm
  3. Workshop 3: Choosing your methodology – Feb 24, 2-5pm
  4. Workshop 4: Resources &  dissemination – Mar 31, 2-5pm
  5. SoTL Roundtable at 2017 Colloquium – Apr 7

The workshop series will complete in May, 2017 so that you can use the summer to execute your work. A peer-led learning community will be formed to support your work over the summer.


Felten, P. (2013). Principles of good practice in SoTL. Teaching and Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal, 1(1), 121-125. (pdf)

Cruz, L. (2016). The Scholarship of Educational Development: A Taxonomy. To Improve the Academy, 35(2), 222-228.

Poole, G. (2013). Square one: What is research? In K. McKinney (Ed.), The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in and Across the Disciplines. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 135-151.

Chick, N. (n.d.). SoTL Guide – a guide from the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Retrieved December 15, 2016, from

Research in Action Podcast. (2016). RIA #19: Dr. Peter Felten on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) – Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University. In Research In Action Podcast. Oregon State University. Retrieved from