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"Storytelling is not just important for the human mind; it is the human mind." (E.O. Wilson 2014)


During the 2016 ISSOTL conference, we will consider stories of teaching and learning and stories of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). What are the stories we tell about and with SoTL? The stories told about and with its methods, its impact on teaching and learning at our institutions and beyond, and its collaborative structures? What are the various plots, settings, themes, characters, conflicts, and metaphors? How does SoTL storytelling affect the stories we tell about our professional lives – as educators, as researchers or scholars, as human beings? Who is telling these stories, and to whom – and who is listening? How can we craft SoTL stories to pursue larger goals? What are effective storytelling tools? How do we and our students use stories in our teaching and learning and how do we assess their effectiveness?

The Call for Proposals is available under Submissions on the left. Submissions have closed.

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Registrations is available under Registration on the left.

All conference sessions take place at the:

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Marriott
5855 West Century Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90045 USA

Important Dates:

The submission deadline has passed. 
Early Bird Registration Deadline    September 30, 2016 (extended)

Loyola Marymount University welcomes you as host to ISSOTL 2016 and Los Angeles. The Center for Teaching Excellence is proud to be bring together international leaders in higher education to explore and advance scholarship about teaching and learning.

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