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TLI now available to all

Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI)—the journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)—is now available online and open access at TLIjournal.com

ISSOTL Elections - Spring 2016

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning -- a growing international organization dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning -- needs leaders who are original thinkers, hard workers, and esteemed colleagues in the profession. ISSOTL's officers establish new directions for this organization while managing ongoing activities and services of the Society.

The ISSOTL Leadership and Elections Committee welcomes suggestions for nominees for the following positions:

International Summer Institute on ‘Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’

The first International Summer Institute on ‘Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ is to be organised by McMaster Institute for Innovation and Enhancement in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL), Canada in early May 2016.

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CFP: 6th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference

Dalhousie University invites you to submit a proposal to the 6th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference from June 15 to 17, 2016 in Halifax, Canada.  The conference website is available at: http://www.dal.ca/dept/clt/events-news/Threshold_Concepts.html 

Call for Chapter Proposals for Applying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Beyond the Individual Classroom Level

We are seeking brief chapter proposals for editorial review and possible inclusion in this volume. The purpose of this book is to share with others in higher education examples of applying scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) results to teaching and student learning beyond the individual classroom level. The focus is on the use of SoTL--practitioner, action reflection/research (usually on the researchers’ own students and/or students in their discipline at a local level)--and its application at the multi-section course, program, department, college, co-curricular, institutional, or disciplinary level(s). The SoTL results or implications applied could be from the author’s own SoTL project(s) and/or from application of a synthesis of others’ SoTL work on a given topic or in the discipline.

Research on Teaching & Learning Conference

McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada, will be hosting their annual Research on Teaching & Learning conference on December 9 & 10, 2015.  This year, the conference theme is Cultivating Communities, and we are thrilled to welcome Katarina Mårtensson from Lund University in Sweden as our keynote speaker.  She will be speaking about the relevance of networks and microculutres in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The full conference program can be seen on our website at http://tinyurl.com/RTL2015

Moving to Open Access: An Update on Plans for Teaching & Learning Inquiry (November 2015)

The Publications Advisory Committee sponsored an open discussion at the Melbourne conference on plans for moving TLI to an Open Access publication format.  The following set of FAQs was a handout at that session. It will give ISSOTL members an up-to-date account of when and how that transition will occur.   

A Report from the Publications Advisory Committee: ISSOTL to Partner with the University of Calgary as Teaching & Learning Inquiry Moves to Open Access Publication

Beginning in July 2016, Teaching & Learning Inquiry will be hosted at the University of Calgary as part of the university’s Open Access publishing program through Libraries and Cultural Resources. The 4.2 issue (scheduled for September 2016) will be the first to appear in the new format.

As noted in previous reports from the Publications Advisory Committee (PAC), the move to Open Access (OA) will have a number of advantages. This more accessible format will make the SoTL community’s work more widely available, open up the journal to online-only features, and reduce costs. The Committee sees OA as congruent with both the ethic of sharing that characterizes the SoTL community and the significant shifts in the scholarly publishing world. 

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host 2017 ISSOTL Conference

The Convenings Committee welcomes expressions of interest in hosting the 2017 ISSOTL annual conference. The ISSOTL Board has stated a preference for a North American conference location in 2017, but the Convenings Committee will consider expressions of interest from any institution or group of institutions regardless of location.

Expressions of interest must include:

Communications Committee Seeks Members

The Communications Committee seeks nominations for additional members.

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