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.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we in higher education may be fielding an unprecedented amount of questions from the public about online teaching and learning efficacy. Three leading scholars in the SoTL community have put together a resource, linked here, that may assist you in thinking about your responses. 

In addition, if you are transitioning to a new modality this semester, you may want to solicit additional formative feedback from your students. For more information and recommendation on gathering student feedback outside the course evaluation system, click here.

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

  • CETL supports faculty members conducting SoTL research in the following ways:
  • An online SoTL Scholars program that supports faculty as they complete a SoTL project over the course of one year.
  • An annual SoTL conference held at KSU.
  • A SoTL Listserv that updates the campus community on SoTL opportunities at KSU.
  • Faculty Learning Communities in which faculty investigate a particular teaching and learning issue for a full academic year.
  • SoTL Travel Funds to support faculty who are presenting their SoTL research or attending SoTL conferences.

    *Due to KSU restrictions on travel and budget, this program has been temporarily suspended. 

  • A directory of journals that publish SoTL research focused on college/university teaching.
  • A directory of conferences that focus on college/university teaching.
  • Individual consultations with faculty (contact Hillary Steiner, CETL Associate Director for SoTL, to set up an online or face-to-face consultation, or click the link for more information about CETL consultations)

Want more information about SoTL? Check out these resources:

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