2022 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute

Turn educational innovation into tangible scholarship

***Applications for the 2022 SoTL Institute will close at 11:59pm on Friday, April 15.***

The Office for Faculty Excellence invites you to apply for the 2022 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 2022 theme is New Educational Realities. Let’s reflect on the changes that we have made to adapt our courses during the last two years 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:

  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 is a 1-year commitment that begins with an intensive Virtual Institute held in mid-May. For this year, the dates are Monday, May 9, Wednesday, May 11 and Friday, May 13, 2022.There are 4 follow-up meetings in August 2022, October 2022, January 2023, and April 2023, 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 2023 Teaching and Learning Symposium held at the end of February 2023.

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.

Applications open Friday, April 1, 2022 and close at 11:59pm on Friday, April 15, 2022. Proposals to study topics related to the theme New Educational Realities will be given priority in the selection process. If accepted, you must commit to attending all program sessions. Acceptance notifications will go out on Monday, April 25, 2022.

Apply here beginning April 1, 2022: go.ncsu.edu/sotl-2022

For more information contact:
Dr. Maria Gallardo-Williams mtgallar@ncsu.edu