ICWGs 2024: “Reflecting and Reinvigorating: The Past, Present, and Future of ISSOTL”
Starting in 2022, ISSOTL’s International Collaborative Writing Group (ICWG) Initiative began a three-year schedule: one year for a cohort focused on public SoTL, one year for a cohort focused on academic writing, and one year reserved for emergent ICWG opportunities.
In early 2023, the ISSOTL Board invited members to form a working group to identify the focus for the ISSOTL24 ICWGs. They developed and received Board approval for the opportunity below.
To highlight ISSOTL’s 20th anniversary, the 2024 ICWGs will focus on “Reflecting and Reinvigorating: The Past, Present, and Future of ISSOTL.” Participants will explore who we are, how we came to be, what has worked, what is missing, what could be, and how ISSOTL fits into the broader history of SoTL.
Potential projects include the following:
As intentional, international collaborations that bring together ISSOTL members of all ranks and regions in focused inquiry, the ICWGs embody both the spirit and the work of ISSOTL.
Aims and Outcomes
The aims of this cohort of ICWGs are to
- build the capacity of participants to innovate and work effectively in international collaborative groups,
- capture the collective historical knowledge into a set of products that live on beyond the individual
- document ISSOTL’s collective history (i.e., explore who we are, how we came to be, what has worked, what is missing, what could be, and how ISSOTL fits into the broader history of SoTL)
- foster creativity in identifying the best product(s) for the work of the group