Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Effective educators intentionally participate in classroom scholarship activities to improve and advance their students’ learning.
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SoTL Teams with NTLC

SoTL Teams are comprised of 3 to 5 instructors who identify a common teaching question or classroom challenge associated with student learning that they study in a cross-disciplinary collaborative format. Typically, they come from different disciplines within the same college. They include seasoned and newer colleagues who conduct research using the SoTL research model.


2021 - 2022 SoTL Projects

Writing in Math Courses, Justin Nicholes, English and Philosophy, and Tyler Skorczewski, Mathematics Statistics and Computer Science Department pair up to complete a SOTL project related to writing in mathematics courses. The goal of the project is to measure student attitudes about meaningfulness and engagement in mathematics courses that are taken primarily by non-math major students and how writing projects factor into these attitudes. The hope is that by understanding students' attitudes, instructors will be able to design courses with better engagement, classroom environment, and improved learning.  

Where They Are:  Student Learning Experiences Anne Hoel, Business,  Laura Schmidt, Mathematics Statistics and Computer Science Department, and Min Degruson, Packaging will study the learning experiences of students in three STEMM disciplines to inform their teaching strategies and further their development as instructors who engage students "where they are" while leading the move back to campus-based learning. The team is curious about how the move back to campus-based classes unfolds for students, and for themselves. They are interested in determining how the COVID teaching/learning adaptations made in the past year have affected students and instructors, and in determining how they can continue to foster student success during this time of transition.