4. Designing Your Project in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)

Spencer Benson, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Alix Darden, The Citadel, Charleston, SC

This workshop will focus on the basics needed to begin ones' own research and scholarship in teaching and learning. Participants will engage in a hands-on minds-on workshop and are encouraged to bring questions, materials, and/or SOTL projects in which they are engaged or about which they are thinking. The main focus of the workshop will be on designing SOTL questions and assessments. Other topics that will be covered include basic background readings, human subject considerations, finding mentors and collaborators, qualitative and quantitative assessment of data, and getting the project published. The presenters, both microbiologists and Carnegie Fellows in the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), are in the early stages of their own journeys along the SOTL pathway.


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