published March 28, 2012

Upcoming SCI-Southwest SoTL Symposium: Register by April 2

The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has been described as inquiring into our students' learning. But what does that look like in real life? How does this work to help make teaching public and community property? How is SoTL different from just being a good teacher? How does this form of scholarship connect to the concerns of faculty?

On April 14, Texas Woman's University will offer a free SoTL workshop led by Dr. Matt Fisher. Fisher is a faculty member at Saint Vincent College and Carnegie Scholar, the SENCER Scholarship of Teaching Learning (SOTL) Coordinator, and Senior Fellow of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. Workshop participants will develop an understanding of important characteristics of the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as a collection of information, tools and resources for engaging in this work for their own professional development. Participants will have the opportunity, as part of the workshop, to begin developing a question they want to investigate and learn what evidence would be appropriate to gather as part of their project.

There is no fee to participate, but we do need to plan supplies and food. Please pre-register by requesting a registration form from Registrations forms are due by Monday, April 2, 2012. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.