The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning or SoTL is the systematic study of teaching and learning processes. SoTL involves the search for best and new practices to disseminate knowledge in classrooms that promotes effective learning. Areas of SoTL could include but not be limited to classroom research, advisement, mentoring, instructional assessment, instructional technology, and instructional design. Faculty engaged in SoTL research find themselves asking a research question informed by a problem or idea; designing a study to gather evidence; draw a conclusion based on study results; and make the findings public in some meaningful way to benefit others. SoTL projects are rigorous and help faculty researchers serve as both scholars and learners.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides SoTL resources and support for faculty seeking such research in their work. For assistance or to submit your SoTL project for this community, please contact Dr. Hella Jacob.