Turn educational innovation into tangible scholarship
***Applications for the 2021 SoTL Institute are now closed.***
The Office of Faculty Development invites you to apply for the 2021 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute (SoTL), a program designed with busy faculty members in mind who would like to explore teaching as a form of scholarly work. The SoTL Institute provides NC State faculty with skills, funding, mentorship, and support to conduct research in teaching and learning. Participants will learn about SoTL and discipline-based education research (DBER), as well as design and implement a research project to study teaching and learning in their course or courses.
The SoTL 2021 theme is Crafting Educational Innovation in Difficult Times. Let’s reflect on the hard lessons learned during this difficult year and turn them into innovative scholarship that can be published and shared.
Eligibility: Any full-time faculty member at NC State may apply to participate in this program.
Purpose: The purpose of the SoTL Institute is to support the development of a SoTL or DBER project. In the year-long experience, faculty will develop research questions for educational research, design a study using quantitative and qualitative assessment techniques, and gather evidence that can be used to answer these questions. In this program, participants will receive guidance from experienced SoTL researchers to:
- Develop an educational research agenda
- Lower barriers to presentation/publication
- Receive mentorship, funding, and support
- Belong to an educational research community
Program Dates: This is a 1-year commitment that begins with an intensive Virtual Institute held in mid-May. For this year, the dates are Monday, May 10, Wednesday, May 12 and Friday, May 14, 2021.There are 4 follow-up meetings in August 2021, October 2021, January 2022, and April 2022, all held on the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 PM. Participants will present a poster with their findings at the 2022 Teaching and Learning Symposium held at the end of February 2022.
Funding: Each participant is eligible for a mini-grant for up to $1,250 that can be used for conference travel or other allowed project-related expenses.