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ISSOTL Fellows 2020 Spotlight – Hasitha Mahabaduge

ISSOTL 2021 Elections

ISSOTL 2021 Elections 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 …

ISSOTL Fellows 2020 Spotlight – Amrita Kaur

What drew you to SoTL? The SoTL process which is rooted in reflection, systematic inquiry, and encourages mindfulness for teaching and learning is one key reason I began to value SoTL. The inquiry is a unique amalgamation of science and art- …

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ISSOTL Connect Cluster 1: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice in and through SoTL

ISSOTL Connect’s first Cluster will be made available on Wednesday, February 24th at 12 noon EST / 5pm GMT and Thursday, February 25th at 1am SGT/AWST. You’ll find the full playlist on ISSOTL’s YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCfU09hxlsmR20CXRb9gelKPHZwW2NDS7. Cluster 1 includes …

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ISSOTL Connect Cluster 3: SoTL Partnerships

ISSOTL Connect’s third Cluster will be made available on Thursday, February 25th at 12pm noon EST / 5pm GMT and Friday, February 26th at 1am SGT/AWST. You’ll find the full playlist on ISSOTL’s YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCfU09hxlsmRxd5ychiaZw5hUoo4wqD0o. Cluster 3 includes …

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ISSOTL Connect Cluster 2: SoTL in COVID Times and Beyond

ISSOTL Connect’s second Cluster will be made available on Thursday, February 25th at 12am midnight EST / 5am GMT / 1pm SGT/AWST. You’ll find the full playlist on ISSOTL’s YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCfU09hxlsmRi8Hv7mc1S6NoZLiWJylOD. Cluster 2 includes the following video presentations: …

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ISSOTL Fellows 2020 Spotlight – Mandy Frake-Mistak

What drew you to SoTL? Quite simply, the community and the power of people connecting and collaborating on issues related to teaching and learning in higher education is what drew me and continues to draw me to SoTL. But when I …

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ISSOTL Fellows 2020 Spotlight – Michelle J. Eady

What drew you to SoTL? SoTL is at the core of everything I do in my role as a teacher,  mentor and researcher. SoTL involves bringing my practices and skills as a scholar to my work as a teacher and …

Ketevan Kupatadze and Susannah McGowan Selected as Associate Editors of TLI

The ISSOTL Publications Committee is pleased to announce that Ketevan Kupatadze and Susannah McGowan have been selected as associate editors of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI). Their three-year terms begin this month. Associate editors work closely with the editorial team …

2019–2020 ISSOTL Annual Report

The 2019–2020 ISSOTL Annual Report is now available! Click the link below to view and/or download. Download the 2019–2020 ISSOTL Annual Report

Kelly Schrum Selected as Co-Editor of TLI

The ISSOTL Board is pleased to announce that Kelly Schrum has been selected as the next co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI), joining Katarina Mårtensson, who will continue in her co-editor role. Kelly will assume the position in January …

Opportunities for New ISSOTL Members

ISSOTL offers different pathways for new members to get to know and participate in the ISSOTL community, engage with SoTL, exchange ideas, share their work, contribute to the Society, meet new colleagues and friends, reflect on their experiences, and so …

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ISSOTL Connect 2021

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) is pleased to announce a virtual event coming in February! After the cancellation of its 2020 conference due to the pandemic, ISSOTL set out to find another way to support its members and continued scholarly engagement more broadly....

Call for Applications: Associate Editor of TLI

Publications Committee seeks appplications for an Associate Editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The Journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning The ISSOTL Publications Committee seeks applications for an associate editor for Teaching & Learning …

Call for Applications: Co-Editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) invites applications for the position of co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI), its open access scholarly journal, now in its eighth year of publication (tlijournal.com). This opening marks …

Making sense of writing about learning and teaching

by Mick Healey, Kelly E. Matthews, and Alison Cook-Sather There are many wonderful guides for writing in general, but there are distinct issues in writing and publishing about learning and teaching that, according to Nancy Chick and colleagues (2014) “remain …

Origin of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Prepared by Dan Bernstein and Gary Poole – May 2020 There are many ways to describe the early days of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching (ISSOTL).  Some might use flowing prose, some might use a literature review, …

2020 ISSOTL Fellows

We are pleased to announce the 2020 cohort of ISSOTL Fellows: Michelle J. Eady, Associate Professor, University of Wollongong, Australia Mandy Frake-Mistak, Educational Developer, York University, Canada Melanie Hamilton, EdD Candidate, Western University & Educational Development Specialist, Lethbridge College, Canada …

Contract Opportunity: Bookkeeper

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is seeking applications from consultants and/or organizations to provide bookkeeping support for the Society. As the Society is based in the US, only US-based bonded applicants are sought for this position.

Posting – Executive Director (for an Administrator/ Administration Centre)

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is seeking applications from individual consultants and/or organizations to support, coordinate, and communicate the ongoing functions, activities, and events of the Society.

Higher Education’s Emergency Response to the Pandemic: An Interview with a Professor of Emergency Management

The world is talking about what’s happening in postsecondary education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All too often, it’s imprecisely described as “a shift to online teaching.” In fact, what’s really happened is that we had no choice …

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ISSOTL 2020 Cancelled

The ISSOTL Presidential Team, Board of Directors, and ISSOTL 2020 Planning Team regret to announce that the 2020 ISSOTL Annual Conference has been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our colleagues in Perth already have extended significant energy …

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Lessons Learned from a SoTL Study on Remote Teaching: A Conversation with Terence Day

In March 2015, Terence Day published “Academic Continuity: Staying True to Teaching Values and Objectives in the Face of Course Interruptions” in Teaching & Learning Inquiry, the journal of ISSOTL. This article is perhaps the peer-reviewed article that most closely addresses …

An Investigation of Immersive Learning Pedagogies

by Phillip Motley Immersive learning is an idea that is sometimes associated with other teaching and learning concepts such as experiential learning. It is a term that can be used to describe a range of teaching and learning practices including study …

Communications Committee Seeks New Members

The ISSOTL Communications Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining effective communication with and among Society members. The committee contributes to and monitors the website, blog, and social media pages as primary means of communication with current and potential members. …

New Resource on Being a Constructive and Collegial ISSOTL Conference Reviewer

The ISSOTL Conference and Convenings Committee, in consultation with the ISSOTL 2019 conference hosts have created a new resource on being a constructive and collegial ISSOTL conference reviewer. Like ISSOTL’s Conference Pedagogy, this document is intended to contribute to knowledge sharing and …

2019 ISSOTL Fellows

It is our distinct honour to announce the inaugural cohort of ISSOTL Fellows. Earle Abrahamson,  (University of East London, UK) Anita Acai,  (McMaster University, Canada) Qi Gao,  (Beijing Institute of Technology, China) Ruth Healey,  (University of Chester, UK) Kirsten Jack,  (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) David …

ISSOTL Strategic Plan Draft

Introduction: Fifteen Years of Creating Community   ISSOTL was founded in 2004 by an interdisciplinary and international group of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) scholars. Their shared commitment to teaching and learning has guided the ISSOTL mission since. Our mission statement reads:  The International Society for the …

ISSOTL Strategic Plan approved by Board of Directors

At the October meeting of the ISSOTL board of directors in Atlanta, we concluded an 18-month strategic planning process with the unanimous approval of a ten-year strategic plan for ISSOTL. Our process began with the formation of an ad hoc committee …

Assistant Director: Faculty Development

The Innovation in Learning Center at Univ. of South Alabama, in Mobile, AL is seeking an experienced, inspiring colleague to join our team. We support faculty development, course development, distance learning and instructional technologies across the University. Current ILC programs focus …

Where do presenters at ISSOTL come from and what can this tell us about SoTL? Part Two: A closer look at the ISSOTL maps

Brian Jackson, Associate Professor, Mount Royal University, bjackson@mtroyal.caMargy MacMillan, Professor Emerita, Mount Royal University, margymac@gmail.com  In a previous post we looked at where ISSOTL conference presenters came from and which institutions had consistent participation. However, the data also show that there’s more than just …

Where do presenters at ISSOTL come from and what can this tell us about SoTL? Part one: An International society

Brian Jackson, Associate Professor, Mount Royal University, bjackson@mtroyal.caMargy MacMillan, Professor Emerita, Mount Royal University, margymac@gmail.com Does the ISSOTL conference location matter? Our work shows that hosting a conference has a definite short term impact on local interest in SoTL – information that …

SoTL Interview with Gary Poole

Dear colleagues,  It gives me very great pleasure to share the animated YouTube videos listed below (or view the full playlist at https://youtu.be/hOeNMtETMAg). These are the result of an interview with a generous colleague many of you know (Gary Poole) and …

Invitation to Comment on Strategic Plan Draft

Dear ISSOTL Member: Over the past year the ISSOTL Board of Directors has been engaged in a strategic planning exercise designed to provide our society with its first strategic plan. A sub-committee of the board made up of Kelly Matthews …

2019 Candidate Statements

This election includes the following positions and candidates: President Elect (serves 1 year as President Elect, 1 year as President, and 1 year as Past President, for a total of 3 years). Co-candidates: Nancy Chick and Chng Huang Hoon Secretary …

Publications Advisory Committee announces Teaching & Learning Inquiry Associate Editors

The Publications Advisory Committee, which helps to guide and plan for the development of the Society’s journal, Teaching & Learning Inquiry, is pleased to announce the selection of three associate editors: Stephen Bloch-Schulman, Lucy Mercer-Mapstone, and Kelly Schrum. You will find a …

Teaching & Learning Inquiry Volume 4 Number 1 is Available

The latest issue of Teaching & Learning Inquiry – the first new issue since TLI moved to open-access – is now available. See the Table of Contents for a full list of the issue’s exciting articles. Thank you Nancy Chick, Gary Poole, and members of …

2017 Emerging Scholars

ISSOTL’s goal is to “foster inquiry and disseminate findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching.” To support this goal, ISSOTL recognizes the importance of engaging emerging scholars who are interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning. …

Student Presence at ISSOTL – at the Conference and on the Board

Dear Colleagues, It’s fall, and emails about the upcoming ISSOTL conference in Bergen are starting to arrive in my inbox, kind diversions from the dissertation and the job search.  Serving on the Board for four years and working alongside some …

SoTL Trade Winds: Technical Trades & SoTL

by Nicola Simmons, Brock University Earlier this year I wrote to our listserv seeking literature pertaining to SoTL and trades education. I was hoping for peer-reviewed articles I could include as readings in a SoTL course aimed at community college …

New SoTL Award in Family Science

Written by Trent W. Maurer, Professor of Child & Family Development at Georgia Southern University, tmaurer@georgiasouthern.edu In the fall 2017 issue of one of the publications in my discipline of Family Science, National Council on Family Relations Report, I saw an announcement that one …

SoTL’s “Multidisciplinary Boundlessness” and Advocacy

by Kiara Mikita This post is in response to a call for ISSOTL blog posts highlighting SoTL advocacy and opportunities in the disciplines. My academic expertise is in sexual violence and how we talk about it. My disciplinary training is in …

The Beginnings of Engagement in Nursing Scholarship

by Stephanie Obara In recent years, I have followed my passion for teaching and transitioned from a pediatric acute care Registered Nurse into Nursing Education. In my pursuit of this goal, I am currently working as a Nursing Educator on …

Students as Partners at ISSOTL 2018

  by Sophia Abbot and Ketevan Kupatadze Students as Partners (SaP) had a major presence at the 2018 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching …

2018 Student Presentation Awards

ISSOTL awards two student presentation awards each year at the annual conference, for best presentation led by a student and best poster presentation led by a student. Students receive a one year membership in the Society. The 2018 recipients are: …

SOTL in the South and a Tribute to Brenda Leibowitz

The second issue of SOTL in the South was published at the end of April. SOTL in the South “is an online open source and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to fostering dialogue and research on teaching and learning in higher education in the global South, or …

Call for Blog Posts: Disciplinary State of SoTL Series

ISSOTL’s Advocacy Committee has been busy developing and sharing resources to support SoTL across stakeholders and contexts. Our newest effort focuses on soliciting disciplinary examples of SoTL advocacy. To that end, the A&O committee has created a series of blog …

Statement from the Board of Directors

As an international organization, ISSOTL is dedicated to open and critical exchanges among and gatherings of scholars from across the globe. In our mission statement, we affirm our commitment to “the collaboration of scholars in different countries and the flow of new …

Library Access to TLI

It’s 2017. Does your library know where Teaching & Learning Inquiry is? Help extend the reach of ISSOTL’s journal by checking YOUR library catalog to see what they list for Teaching & Learning Inquiry.  If your library doesn’t list it as a …

2016 Student Presentation Awards

ISSOTL awards two student presentation awards each year at the annual conference, for best presentation led by a student and best poster presentation led by a student. Students receive a one year membership in the Society. The 2016 award winners …

In memory of Joanna Renc-Roe

Our colleague Joanna Renc-Roe has left us, much too early. It is with great sadness we write these words, but also with warm memories and gratitude for having known Joanna, her work, and her contributions to the world of SoTL. …

New SoTL E-journal in Art History

by Virginia B. Spivey, Michelle Millar Fisher, and Renee McGarry on behalf of AHTR; Queries should be addressed to info@arthistorypp.org Last year, Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR), a peer-populated open educational resource, began research and development on Art History Pedagogy and Practice (AHPP), a …

Canadian, eh?

This blog post is intended as a regional update to let you know what’s happening in Canada. Even as I write that, I have to acknowledge that there are so many pockets of SoTL innovation across the country these days …

Advancing Undergraduate Research

The ISSOTL Interest Group on Advancing Undergraduate Research (AUR-IG) is an international, interdisciplinary network for faculty and administrators who are interested in investigating undergraduate research through the lens of the scholarship of teaching and learning. We strive to help institutions …

Katarina Mårtensson selected as co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry

The ISSOTL Board is pleased to announce that Katarina Mårtensson has been selected as the next co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry, joining Nancy Chick, who will continue in her co-editor role. Katarina will assume the position in July 2019, as …

Report from the ISSOTL Publications Advisory Committee (PAC)

The last few months have seen the fruition of two years of planning, extensive member input, and much discussion, culminating in the launch of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI) in its new Open Access format and new home at the University of …

International Collaborative Writing Groups: A Space for Students

by Sophia Abbot, ISSOTL Board of Directors Student Representative On March 15th, applications to participate in ISSOTL’s International Collaborative Writing Groups (ICWG) are due! This year’s writing groups are unique in that they include a student-only writing group in addition …

ISSOTL19 Proposals Deadline Extended to April 15

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning invites you to join its 16th annual conference, which will be hosted in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from October 9 to 12, 2019. International scholars and educators will come together to share …

Scholarship of Leading (SoL) Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting Minutes 2018

Scholarship of Leading (SoL) Special Interest Group Meeting ISSOTL Conference 2018, Bergen, Norway Friday, October 26, 2018 7:30 am – 8:20 am   Attendees: Elizabeth Bowering, Mount Saint Vincent University Megan Burnett, University of Toronto (Acting Chair) Johan Geertsema, National …

2017 Scholarship of Leading Update

2017 (Calgary) ISSOTL SCHOLARSHIP OF LEADING : SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SoL SIG) (facilitated by SoL SIG Co-Chairs, Carol Rolheiser and Angela Carbone) Agenda Welcome & Introductions Mission Statement of Scholarship of Leading: Special Interest Group (SoL SIG)​​Committed to pursuing scholarly work on the …

Call for Applications: 2019 ISSOTL International Collaborative Writing Groups

Please consider applying for the following member opportunity to participate in an International Collaborative Writing Group (ICWG). Applications are due no later than March 15, 2019. The ISSOTL ICWG initiative is a collaborative research and writing program that brings together …

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Summary Of Position: The Office of Graduate Admissions is seeking a dynamic individual interested in joining our recruitment team. The Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions is responsible for working with the graduate admission/program staff in all aspects of the marketing, …

Students & SoTL Committee Seeks Members

The Students & SoTL Committee is seeking motivated individuals to join our working group to revision and improve the marking rubrics used to judge the Student Awards. Every year, ISSOTL runs awards for the Best Student Presentation/Poster of the annual conference. These awards aim …

2018 Distinguished Service Awards

At the 2018 conference in Bergen, Norway, the Society recognized two members with the Distinguished Service Award. ISSOTL grants honorary life memberships to people for distinguished service to the scholarship of teaching and learning and/or to ISSOTL, with no more than …

Invitation: Field a Question for Professor Elizabeth Minnich

If you were at ISSOTL-Bergen this October, you would have heard Professor Elizabeth Minnich’s keynote lecture. You would also know that we did not get a chance to engage her in Q&A. Good news! Prof Minnich has agreed to do …

2018 Scholarship of Leading Update

2018 (Bergen) ISSOTL SCHOLARSHIP OF LEADING : SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SoL SIG) (facilitated by Megan Burnett, Associate Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), University of Toronto, Canada) Agenda Briefly review findings from last year’s SoL SIG survey  Explore surfacing leadership issues among SoL SIG participants Discuss one …

ISSOTL Board Elections – Call for nominations and self-nominations 2019

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 representatives establish new directions for this …

#ISSOTL18 Highlights

In addition to a wealth of engaging papers, panels, workshops, and posters, #ISSOTL18 attendees are invited to attend open committee meetings, Special Interest Group meetings, and other events. We’ve highlighted several below. Please check the conference program for all schedule details. Wednesday, …

ISSOTL Awards for Best Student Presentation and Poster

ISSOTL is dedicated to fostering inquiry and disseminating findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching in any discipline. We also recognise the importance of engaging and supporting the emerging generation of SoTL scholars. The ISSOTL Awards for …

Call for co-leaders for International Collaborative Writing Group (ICWG) 2019

ISSOTL invites applications from two ISSOTL members to co-lead the next ICWG to be hosted immediately preceding ISSOTL 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  As intentional, international collaborations that bring together ISSOTL members of all ranks and regions in focused inquiry, …

Students & SoTL Committee Seeks New Members

We’re seeking motivated ISSOTL members to join the Students & SoTL Committee. The committee recognizes the value that the Society places on students’ involvement in teaching and learning, and advocates for meaningful student engagement in SoTL and the Society. The committee’s …

ISSOTL 2018 Registration is Open

Registration for ISSOTL 2018 is open! Current members received a member discount code via email on June 7/8, 2018, along with instructions for registering at the member-discount rate. (If you didn’t receive your code and are a current member, please contact the Communications …

Results of the 2018 ISSOTL Elections

After close elections involving a total of ten candidates, three ISSOTL members have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors: President Elect: Michelle Yeo, Mt. Royal University (Canada) Student Representative: Yahlnaaw (Aaron Grant), University of Northern British Columbia …

ISSOTL Distinguished Service Awards 2018

Each year, the ISSOTL Board organizes a public call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award. This award is aimed at ISSOTL members who have served the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in distinguished ways for a period spanning a significant …

Expressions of Interest to Host the ISSOTL Conference

ISSOTL and its Convenings Committee welcome expressions of interest in hosting the ISSOTL annual conference in 2020. ISSOTL works closely with local hosts to organize and run each annual conference. Hosts typically provide intellectual leadership to the conference by articulating …

Nancy Chick honored with 2017 Distinguished Service Award

Each year, the ISSOTL Board organizes a public call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award. This award is designed to recognize ISSOTL members who have served both ISSOTL and the broader field of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning …

Students as Partners: Surprised at ISSOTL17

Written by Corinne Green, University of Wollongong (corinneg@uow.edu.au) ISSOTL as a whole is remarkably welcoming of students, student voice, and student participation. This is particularly palpable at the annual conference, with student welcome events, student presentation and poster awards, and …

ISSOTL Elections – Spring 2018 (Nominations Due Feb 26)

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning — a growing international organization dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning – seeks conscientious and creative colleagues who would like to make contributions to our Society. ISSOTL’s Board …

ISSOTL Conference Pedagogy

ISSOTL conferences convene faculty members, staff, and students from across the disciplines and around the world as a community that fosters inquiry and disseminates findings about what improves and articulates postsecondary learning and teaching. This purpose leads to an inherently complex …

Call for Proposals: Reading across Disciplines

Reading across the Disciplines: Studies in SoTL (edited by Karen Manarin, Professor of English, Mount Royal University) This collection of essays will explore how higher education students read from a range of disciplinary perspectives and a range of educational settings, including …

Making New Connections: Librarians Meetup at ISSOTL 2017

If one theme stood out during the 2017 conference, is was the idea of “community.” However you identify with SoTL, the discipline’s mission and philosophy encourages community interaction, collaboration, and the exchanging of ideas.  This blog post is an account …

The Status of SoTL in Sociology: Background, Support, Involvement, and Characteristics

by Kathleen McKinney, Professor of Sociology and Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Emeritus, Illinois State University This post is part of a series of posts on this blog about the status of SoTL in various disciplines. …

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 …

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.  On January 1, all issues of TLI went online under a CC-BY license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and …

Students & SoTL Committee seeks Judges for ISSOTL’s Student Awards

The Students & SoTL Committee is soliciting help from ISSOTL members who will be attending ISSOTL17 and are interested in judging one or more student poster and/or panel presentation(s).  If you are willing to support ISSOTL’s Student Awards as a …

Notification of Bylaws Updates

Over the past few months, the Board has approved several changes to the Society’s Bylaws. These changes are intended to fix oversights (e.g., the absence of the Students and SoTL Committee from the bylaws) and to clarify and update processes …

“Video Booth” at ISSOTL 2017

Building on the ISSOTL 2013 videos produced by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University for ISSOTL Online 2013, an online conference held in conjunction with the ISSOTL 2013 conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, the ISSOTL Communications Committee is piloting several …

Design ISSOTL’s New Logo

General Competition Rules Design a logo for the International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to be used on the society website, promotional materials, during the annual conferences, and on the Society’s social media accounts (currently Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, …

Apply Now to be ISSOTL’s next Part-Time Communications Coordinator

ISSOTL seeks a person to be responsible for expansion, update, maintenance, and promotion of the Society’s website. ISSOTL.com operates on Drupal and serves as an access point for a wide range of information about the Society, its resources, its activities, …

Slow SoTL: A Kind of Manifesto*

The Slow Movement—originating in Slow Food—challenges the frantic pace, efficiencies, and standardization of contemporary culture. Inspired by this careful attention to a daily task, we think the time is ripe for a Slow SoTL movement. We believe that integrating the …

Elementor #12708

As your Student Representatives to the ISSOTL Executive Board, we are writing to invite you to submit your work, if you have not done so already, for consideration for the ISSOTL Awards for Best Student Presentation and Poster. Award Description: ISSOTL will …

Advocating for SoTL in Family Science

Written by Trent W. Maurer, Professor of Child & Family Development at Georgia Southern University In the summer of 2016, the major open access pedagogical journal in my discipline, Family Science Review, published a special issue on SoTL in Family Science …

Designing and Conducting a SoTL Project using a Worksheet: A Baker’s Dozen of Important Sets of Guiding Questions

Note: This blog was originally posted on June 20, 2016 by the SoTL Advocate blog. It is reprinted here with permission from the editor of the blog. Many of us have numerous SoTL research topics or questions floating around in our minds. We …

State of SoTL Advocacy in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Written by Jennifer Friberg, Cross Endowed Chair in  the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is a discipline representing two distinct professions: speech-language pathology …

Getting Started in SoTL: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annotated Literature Database

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) focuses on improving student learning through scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning practices. Scholars of teaching and learning come from all disciplines and often bring their disciplinary lenses to studying these processes. (For …

Advice for New SoTL Researchers

Written by Jennifer Friberg, Cross Endowed Chair in SoTL and Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University Note: This blog was adapted from a post originally published on August 25, 2015 by the SoTL Advocate blog. It is reprinted here …

2017 Election Results

Thank you to all the ISSOTL members who stood for election in the 2017 Society elections! ISSOTL’s newly-elected, incoming Board members are: President-Elect: Mills Kelly, George Mason University, Virginia, USA Vice-President, Canada (2017-2020): Jessica Riddell, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada Vice-President, …

ISSOTL Logo Competition

General Competition Rules Design a logo for the International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to be used on the society website, promotional materials, during the annual conferences, and on the Society’s social media accounts (currently Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, …

Voting for the 2017 Election will open Tuesday, April 18th

All current ISSOTL members are invited to vote in the 2017 election and will receive an email link to the ballot on April 18. The electronic ballot will be open from April 18 through May 2. The election results will be announced May 10. …

ISSOTL Distinguished Service Awards 2017

Each year, the ISSOTL Board organizes a public call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award. This award is aimed at ISSOTL members who have served the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in distinguished ways for a period spanning a significant …

Expressions of Interest to Host the ISSOTL Conference in 2019

ISSOTL and its Convenings Committee welcome expressions of interest in hosting the ISSOTL annual conference in 2019. ISSOTL works closely with local hosts to organize and run each annual conference. Hosts typically provide intellectual leadership to the conference by articulating …

Jennifer Meta Robinson recognized with 2016 Distinguished Service Award

Jennifer Meta Robinson, Ph.D, Professor of Practice in the Indiana University Department of Anthropology, will receive the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) at the organization’s annual meeting on October …

Call for Applications: Co-Editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry

CALL FOR APPLICATIONSCo-Editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) invites applications for the position of co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI), its open access scholarly journal, now moving into its fifth year …

Current ISSOTL Memberships Extended to December 2017

The ISSOTL Membership Committee recommended to the ISSOTL Board, and the ISSOTL Board has approved, the following change to the membership year:  ISSOTL’s current membership year of October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017 will be extended to December 31, 2017. Therefore, …

Seeking New Members for the Publications Advisory Committee

The Publications Advisory Committee (PAC) is charged with stewardship of the ISSOTL journal, Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI), including its financial health and sustainability, and its alignment with the mission of ISSOTL. See ISSOTL bylaws for further information about the PAC. The PAC is seeking …

ISSOTL 2017 Abstract Submission is Open

Abstract submissions for ISSOTL 2017 will be accepted through March 15, 2017. The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning invites you to join its 14th annual conference, which will be hosted in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, from October …

ISSOTL Elections – Spring 2017 (Nominations Due Feb 22)

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 Board …

Announcing a Search for a New Co-editor for Teaching & Learning Inquiry

For the past four years, Teaching & Learning Inquiry, has been co-edited by Nancy Chick and Gary Poole. As the inaugural editors, they have brought the energy, intelligence, and leadership needed to launch and establish the journal in ways that we can …

ISSOTL 2017 Call for Proposals

The call for proposals for the 2017 ISSOTL conference in Calgary (Canada) is now available! This year’s theme is inspired by the conference’s location in Calgary, a city that sits at 1,049 meters high with the Canadian Rocky Mountains shaping …

SOTL in the South: Call for Papers

Venue: University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus The University of Johannesburg, in collaboration with colleagues at other South African universities, including UWC, CPUT and RU, will host an international conference, which focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning in the global …

New Email Discussion List for Members

ISSOTL has a new email discussion list for members to share CFPs, job announcements, and questions. Current members were automatically subscribed, and list membership will be updated monthly. To send a message to the list, email issotl-discussion@lists.issotl.news. Only members can post. Your …

2016 Emerging Scholars

Nineteen students were identified as ISSOTL Emerging Scholars Fund recipients in September. The award supported their attendance at the Society’s 2016 conference in October. The 2016 recipients were: Ashley Akenson, Tennessee Tech (USA), Ph.D. student Renate Marie Alling, University of Oslo (Norway), …

Proposal to host the ISSOTL conference in 2018

ISSOTL and its Convenings Committee have extended the call for proposals to host the 2018 ISSOTL annual conference. We will consider proposals from any institution or group of institutions regardless of geographical location, although we have a slight preference for …

Update from the Publications Advisory Committee: ISSOTL Membership Input on Moving Our Journal to an Open Access Format

One of the features of ISSOTL conference this year was two open discussions about future directions for the Society’s journal, Teaching & Learning Inquiry. Sponsored by the Publications Advisory Committee, which oversees the journal’s financial health and sustainability, the sessions attracted approximately …

SoTL Advocacy via Social Media

Written by Jennifer Friberg (jfribe@ilstu.edu; @jacfriberg13), Cross Endowed Chair in SoTL at Illinois State University on behalf of ISSOTL’s Advocacy committee These days, social media seems omnipresent, with many groups and individuals using the power of various social media platforms …

Register Now for ISSOTL 2016

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) under the leadership of its Director Dr. Dorothea Herreiner is the ISSOTL 2016 conference organizer. Dr. Herreiner looks forward to welcoming ISSOTL members and other ISSOTL 2016 presenters to Los Angeles, …

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host 2018 ISSOTL Conference

ISSOTL and its Convenings Committee welcome expressions of interest in hosting the 2018 ISSOTL annual conference. The ISSOTL Board has stated a preference for a conference location outside North America in 2018, but the Convenings Committee will consider expressions of …

2016 Election Results

On behalf of the ISSOTL Board, we’re pleased to announce that the following positions have been filled. Thank to all the members who put themselves forward to be nominated. A special thanks to Kathy Takayama and the Leadership and Election …

ISSOTL 2016 Proposal Deadline Extended to May 9

The submission deadline for the ISSOTL 2016 conference in Los Angeles, California (US) has been extended to May 9, 2016.

ISSOTL 2016 Elections – Candidate Bios and Statements

Regional Vice Presidents: Regional vice presidents represent their respective regions on the Board of Directors. Regions include Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Each region has two Vice Presidents who serve staggered terms. The Board of Directors has authority …

ISSOTL Distinguished Service Awards 2016

Each year, the ISSOTL Board organizes a public call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award (DSA). This award is aimed at ISSOTL members who have served the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in distinguished ways for a period spanning a significant …

ISSOTL 2016 Call for Proposals

We’re excited to announce that the ISSOTL 2016 Call for Proposals is available. ISSOTL 2016 will convene October 12-15, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. Bookmark the conference webpages, follow the conference hosts on twitter, and like the conference facebook page for updates. Questions about the …

Teaching Ideas Competition Award

The Mass Communication & Society Division of the Association for Education of Journalism & Mass Communication is offering an award that is grounded in the Study of Teaching and Learning. The call for entries is posted here: http://aejmc.us/mcs/awards/teaching-awards/teaching-ideas-competition/ Award entries are …

The SoTL Lit Review, The SoTL Librarian

As Teaching & Learning Inquiry co-editor Gary Poole and I have observed, one of our reviewers’ most common reasons for sending a submission back to the author (for revisions or rejection) is the need for a stronger grounding in relevant research on …

Conference on Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research

Registration is now open for the July 24th-25th Conference on Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research, hosted by The Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University. More information about the conference can be found below and at the conference website.   The conference features keynotes by George Kuh (Ensuring …

Invitation to Participate in Multi-Disciplinary SOTL Study

Dear SOTL colleagues: We are writing to invite you to participate in a multi‐disciplinary Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) project investigating how graduate students’ participation in a graduate pedagogy course influences their development as teacher‐scholars. Our Indiana University investigator team …

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 …

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. Key features This …

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 This year’s theme, Thresholds on the Edge, pushes us …

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. …

Research on Teaching & Learning Conference

Hello Colleagues, 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 …

Illinois State University Launches SoTL Blog, The SoTL Advocate

by Jennifer Friberg and Kathleen McKinney, Illinois State University During the fall semester of 2014, the office of the Cross Chair in SoTL at Illinois State University established a new weblog titled The SoTL Advocate to highlight SoTL and to …

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

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 …

Communications Committee Seeks Members

The Communications Committee seeks nominations for additional members. The committee is responsible for developing and maintaining effective communication with and among Society members. The committee contributes to and monitors the website, blog, and social media pages as primary means of …

Student-generated data – Trends in the 2014 Conference program

Nichole Powell, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Oxford College of Emory University, USA, nichole.powell@emory.edu Brenda Harmon, Senior Lecturer and Chemistry Laboratory Director, Oxford College of Emory University, USA, bharmon@emory.edu Margy MacMillan, Professor/Communications Librarian, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB, Canada mmacmillan@mtroyal,.ca In …

Students & SoTL Committee Seeks Members

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 …

2015 Election – Candidate Statements

Three candidates are standing for election in 2015. Their candidate statements are posted below, and current members will receive an email link to the election ballot. Candidate for President-Elect: Peter Felten Candidates for United States Regional Vice President: Sarah Bunnell …

Annual Elections: Ballots Available May 11

Sent on behalf of Joelle Fanghanel, Chair of Leadership and Elections Committee Dear member I am delighted, on behalf of the Committee and the Board, to inform membership that we are now ready to proceed with the annual round of …

Call for Nominations: ISSOTL Distinguished Service Awards

Each year, the ISSOTL Board organizes a public call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award. This award is aimed at ISSOTL members who have served the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in distinguished ways for a period spanning a …

ISSOTL Elections – Nominations due 2 March 2015

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – the premier international organization dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning — seeks leaders who are original thinkers, hard workers, and esteemed colleagues in the profession.  ISSOTL’s officers …

ISSOTL Elections – Spring 2015 – Call for Nominations

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – the premier international organization dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning — seeks leaders who are original thinkers, hard workers, and esteemed colleagues in the profession.  ISSOTL’s officers …

From TLI: Teaching the Literature Review: A Practical Approach for College Instructors

Abstract: Instructors across the disciplines require their students to write literature reviews. Although numerous sources describe the literature review process, instructors and students face difficulty when approaching the structure of a literature review. This paper presents a straightforward, efficient approach …

Has your membership lapsed? Renew today!

Mary Ann Danielson, Secretary of ISSOTL, is in the process of contacting (former) 2013-2014 members of ISSOTL if our records indicate that they have not yet renewed their ISSOTL membership for 2014-2015. If your membership has lapsed, we hope that …

From TLI: Instructor-Student Rapport in Taiwan ESL Classrooms

Abstract: Positive relationships between instructors and students are critical to effective learning in the classroom. Rooted in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and centered at the crossroads of interpersonal communication and instructional communication (Affective Learning Model), this study …

ISSOTL 2015 Call for Abstracts is Open

The 12th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will take place from 27-30 October 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. The conference will be co-hosted by Monash University and RMIT University and held at RMIT …

From TLI: Teaching Writing in the Disciplines: Student Perspectives on Learning Genre

Abstract: Writing in the Disciplines curricula can both challenge and reinforce assumptions that writing is a general skill that students will already have learned prior to doing the specialized writing in their chosen field of study. Rhetorical genre studies, however, …

International Collaborative Writing Groups 2015 (ICWG2015)

As part of the ISSOTL 2015 Conference hosted in Melbourne Australia, colleagues are invited to apply to participate in a year-long international collaborative writing group. There will be eight groups, each of which will prepare and write an article during …

A Report from the Publications Advisory Committee, August 2014

A Report from the Publications Advisory Committee, August 2014 * This report is also available in .pdf format: here. In March of this year, the then-newly approved Publications Advisory Committee (previously operating as an ad hoc committee) delivered to the ISSOTL Board, at …

Examining Teaching & Learning through the Lenses of the Arts & Humanities

By Beth Marquis, McMaster University, Canada (this blog appears courtesy of Beth and SoTL Canada, for whom the blog was written this month) In a previous post on the SoTL Canada website, Brad Wuetherick invited readers to join a ‘growing …

Rationale for Proposed Changes in ISSoTL’s Bylaws

Posted by Dan Bernstein, Past President and Chair of the Leadership and Elections Committee, on behalf of the Board of Directors who have voted to present the revised set of bylaws for approval by the Society’s membership The ISSoTL Board …

Special Announcement re: International Writing Groups

Overdue congratulations to Beth Marquis, Mick Healey, and Michelle Vine for not only running the International Writing Groups at ISSOTL in Hamilton, but in true Meta-SoTL style, researching the process. See their work at “Building Capacity for the Scholarship of …

Welcome to a New Year of Not Being Busy…

A week before the end of term, my Masters of Education students were talking before class about how very busy they were (working full-time, finishing term, juggling family responsibilities, etc. etc.). I sat and listened, and before long the room …

ISSOTL and Advocacy — A Few Options

In December, ISSOTL President Joelle Fanghanel wrote, in our first blog, that advocacy ought to be “an important focus” for our organization. ISSOTL’s Advocacy Committee is exploring what that means for us as an organization. We have several options. Most …

SOTL’s Resistance Role: Advocating for Excellence

By Joelle FanghanelPresident of ISSOTL I feel strongly that SOTL has the potential to inflect some of the irrational or erratic directions we see emerging for higher education – the market drive; a focus on extrinsic aims and immediately tangible …

Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season, however you celebrate it. May you be surrounded by the warmth and love of family and friends and experience the joyous anticipation of a happy New Year in 2014. The blog posts will take …

Editing Teaching and Learning Inquiry: Building Community through Publication

Journal editing ranks as one of the most intellectually stimulating things I have ever taken on.  Stimulating and hectic.  So I’m very lucky to have such a skilled partner in Nancy Chick.  With every decision Nancy and I make, we …

Welcome to the new website!

Thank you for visiting the new ISSOTL website! Some features include: The blog (start thinking about what you might like to write!) You can easily set an RSS feed (from the home page) to receive announcements of posts There’s a …

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