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

Call for Chapter Proposals

Applying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Beyond the Individual Classroom Level

Jennifer Friberg and Kathleen McKinney, Editors, Illinois State University

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.

We are seeking expert authors with high quality ideas from diverse disciplines, institutions, and nations to propose chapters that discuss such an application and should include:

  • a description of the SoTL project(s) and literature from which it came
  • strategies, mechanisms or processes used to apply SoTL results
  • outcomes or future implications
  • lessons learned in applying SoTL and/or advice for others seeking to apply SoTL
  • other novel ideas on the application of SoTL beyond the individual classroom level.

To submit, send a one to two-page chapter proposal summarizing the ideas for your chapter as they fit the requirements above by February 15, 2016 to and Our tentative time frame is to select chapters/authors by April 2016 and immediately submit our book proposal to multiple publishing companies. As soon as a book contract is obtained, authors will be notified and given about 4-5 months to submit the chapter for editorial review, followed by about 2-3 months for revisions.

Editors: Dr. Jennifer Friberg is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and SoTL Scholar-Mentor at Illinois State University. Friberg has been active in her disciplinary SoTL movement though her research and service to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is the co-author of the first text focused on SoTL in her profession: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Evidence-Based Education, and editor of The SoTL Advocate Weblog. Dr. Kathleen McKinney is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and the Cross Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University. McKinney was a 2003-2004 Carnegie SoTL Scholar and served three years as editor of Teaching Sociology. She has been active in the SoTL movement locally, nationally, and internationally for decades doing her own SoTL research, engaging in service to the field of SoTL, and assisting others with their SoTL work. She has published two other books on SoTL: Enhancing Learning through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: The Challenges and Joys of Juggling and The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning In and Across the Disciplines.

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