Resources to improve teaching and learning

Faculty at Concordia University focus on their teaching and review and update courses frequently. One way to focus more deeply is to develop a scholarship project around what and how students are learning in a particular course. This type of scholarship, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), is valued at Concordia. Faculty may seek assistance with their projects from the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching staff or other identified personnel who support scholarship among the faculty.  

Below you will find resources on SoTL and the institutional review board (IRB), including videos, articles, journals that publish SoTL research (useful in a literature review or for possible article submission), and information about SoTL conferences. If you have additional questions, please contact the CELT at 262-243-2358.

Video  

Concordia IRB Director Tamara Ferry “SoTL and Concordia IRB.” (January 2014)  

Articles

Cox, Milton (n.d.) How Do I Prepare a SoTL Article for Publication? Twenty Minute Mentor Commons Video. Magna Publications. (Note: You will need your password for Magna Publications products.)

Francis, Raymond. (2007) Getting Started with SoTL in Your Classroom. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 1: No. 2, Article 20.  

Linder, K.E., Elek, E. D, and Calderon, L. (2014, May). SoTL and the Institutional Review Board: Considerations before navigating the application process for classroom research in higher education.  Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol 14, No. 2, pp.1

University of Central Florida Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. (n.d.). What is SoTL?

Blog

The Scholarly Teacher: Applying Evidence-based Strategies to Enrich Student Learning

Organizations

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)
International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL)

Conferences

Teaching Conferences Directory
Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy
Lily Conferences on College and University Learning and Teaching  
Midwest Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference. Midwest Regional SoTL Consortium. Indiana University South Bend.

Journals

Teaching Journals Directory
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Ottawa (Ontario)
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Georgia Southern University.
The Journal of Effective Teaching: An online journal devoted to teaching effectiveness. University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Indiana University
Mountain Rise: The International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal

Contact the CELT

Please contact us if you have any questions. The CELT office and learning spaces are located in R006-R008 at the Mequon Campus.

262-243-CELT (2358)
celt@cuw.edu