SoTL: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is the "scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching by making inquiry findings public."

The Teaching Commons supports faculty practices, research, and publication in SoTL.

This support encompasses

  • Communities of practice
  • Teaching chairs
  • Postdoctoral research associates
  • Professional development for graduate students and teaching assistants
  • Links to useful resources. 

3 Coming Instructional Shifts

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"The 3 Instructional Shifts That Will Redefine the College Professor" (post) outlines "three shifts that will make instruction more complex and involved, requiring specialized knowledge and skills and unquestionably a full-time commitment" -- and offers suggestions for going forward.

  • "Dabbling in both teaching and knowledge production may be appealing to faculty."
  • "But it will become less and less tenable given emerging new demands of college-level instruction."

1. The Dynamic Classroom