Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

As defined by CETL at KSU, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is systematic inquiry into student learning and/or one’s own teaching practices in higher education which is situated in context and involves methodologically sound application of appropriate research methods, peer review, and distribution as scholarly work.

NEW: Book a consultation or meeting in the CETL Research Lab, an interactive and collaborative space where you can use the Hopscotch 4-SoTL model to assist you in designing a well-informed SoTL project. The CETL Research Lab (pictured in the interactive 360° video below) is a branch of the Interactive Research Methods Lab.

  • CETL supports faculty members conducting SoTL research in the following ways:
  • Hybrid program that provides funding for participants to complete writing goals in consultation with peers and CETL staff.
  • Competitive travel funding program for faculty whose SoTL work has been accepted for presentation at a conference.  
  • Digital badges that can be earned by KSU faculty, staff, and students, demonstrating varying levels of SoTL knowledge and skills. 
  • A web tool that assists users in developing a well-informed SoTL research design. 
  • An annual international SoTL conference coordinated by KSU CETL.
  • A SoTL Listserv for the KSU community that provides updates on SoTL opportunities at KSU and beyond.
  • A directory of journals that publish SoTL research focused on college/university teaching.
  • A directory of conferences that focus on college/university teaching.
  • Individual and group consultations with faculty concerning any step of the SoTL process.

Want more information about SoTL? Check out these resources:

Contact: Hillary H. Steiner, Ph.D., Associate Director for SoTL