SoTL Briefs

SoTL Briefs are appropriate for sharing the findings of traditional SoTL studies or syntheses of current research on a topic appropriate for a SoTL audience. Proposals must include information in the session description section about the study design, rationale, methodology, and findings. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method research designs are welcomed. Studies can be multidisciplinary or focus on a single discipline; those that focus on a single discipline should include ways the findings can be adapted to other disciplinary contexts. Twenty minutes will be allotted for each SoTL Brief, followed by five minutes of questions. SoTL Briefs will be paired in bundles of two to be delivered during a 50-minute concurrent session. 

Please anonymize the proposal text to the greatest possible extent to allow blind review. The abstract will be shared in the final program and should provide enough description to help participants determine whether and how your session will benefit them. The session description should provide more information for session reviewers about your SoTL study, including design, rationale, methodology, and findings.  

A panel of anonymous reviewers will review each proposal to provide recommendations to the conference chair. Because there is limited space in the program, the proposal process is competitive. Reviewers will assess each SoTL Brief proposal based on the following questions: 

  • Does the proposal focus on teaching and/or student learning in higher education? 
  • Does the proposal adequately describe the findings of a SoTL study or a synthesis of current research appropriate for a SoTL audience? 
  • Is the methodology used in the proposed session clear, including information about design and rationale, and are the findings clearly articulated? 
  • If the study focuses on a single discipline, is it evident how the findings can be adapted in other settings? 


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