2020 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute

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Turn educational innovation into tangible scholarship

The 2020 SoTL Institute will be held virtually this year.

The Office of Faculty Development invites you to apply for the 2020 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute, 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 into teaching and learning. Participants will learn about SoTL and discipline-based education research (DBER), and design a research project to study teaching and learning in their classrooms.

The SoTL 2020 theme is interdisciplinary collaborations. In NC State’s next Strategic Plan, one goal is to grow interdisciplinary collaborations. What cross-disciplinary area or approach appeals to you? Do you know a faculty member that you would like to work with in an interdisciplinary education research study? This is your year to do it!

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 and the development of a SoTL or DBER project. The year-long-experience will focus on developing research questions for classroom-based research, designing a study using quantitative and qualitative assessment techniques, and gathering evidence that can be used to answer these questions. In this program, participants will receive guidance from experienced SoTL researchers to:

  1. Develop an educational research agenda
  2. Lower barriers to presentation/publication
  3. Receive mentorship, funding, and support
  4. Belong to an educational research community

Program Dates: This 1-year program begins the week of May 11 with three required live workshops on Zoom. There will be additional online asynchronous content delivered in Moodle. Open lab hours are available to ask questions and receive individual guidance on research development.

Workshops (Required):
Workshop 1: Monday, May 11, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Workshop 2: Wednesday, May 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Workshop 3: Friday, May 15, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Open Labs (Optional):
Tuesday, May 12, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 14, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

There are 4 follow-up meetings in-person or via Zoom (last Monday of August 2020, November 2020, January 2021, April 2021, time TBD).

Participants are expected to present their work at the 2021 Teaching and Learning Symposium (end of February 2021).

Funding: Each participant is eligible for a mini-grant for up to $1,500 that can be used for conference travel or other allowed project-related expenses.

Applications open March 2, 2020 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020. If accepted, you must commit to attending all program sessions. Acceptance notifications will go out on Friday, April 24, 2020.

Apply here → go.ncsu.edu/sotl-2020

For more information contact:
Jennifer Stanigar jennifer_stanigar@ncsu.edu
Maria Gallardo-Williams mtgallar@ncsu.edu