Since today’s students are the future of tomorrow’s SoTL research, the ISSOTL Board has approved the formation of a new Students & SoTL Committee which is now seeking new members. According to the Committee’s terms of reference we need a regular non-student ISSOTL member, as well as two student members (preferably one undergraduate student and one graduate student) who would be willing to serve on the Committee for the 2015-2016 election year. Preference will be given to prospective members who plan to attend ISSOTL 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.
This committee is tasked with:
- formally representing the Society’s three student-related SIGs (Advancing Undergraduate Research, Students as Co-Inquirers, and Student Engagement) in communication to the Board;
- managing all aspects of the ISSOTL Student Awards including advertising, coordinating judges, tabulating results, announcing award winners, etc.;
- coordinating all aspects of the annual ISSOTL conference’s Student Welcome Event;
- responding to the Board’s and the general membership’s requests pertaining to students and SoTL;
- identifying recruitment and retention measures to help increase and sustain (student) membership in ISSOTL.