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N E W S L E T T E R - April 2016

ISSOTL 2016 Elections

Current members received email instructions last week for participating in this year's ISSOTL elections. The voting deadline is April 25, 2016.

Before participating in this year's ISSOTL elections, please review the bios and personal statements for each of the candidates. Open positions include: United States Vice President, Asia Pacific Vice President, Europe Vice President, Canada Vice President, President Elect, Treasurer Elect, and Student Representative. 

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ISSOTL 2016 Proposals

Proposals for the ISSOTL 2016 Conference, to be held October 12-15 in Los Angeles, California (US), are due April 29, 2016.

During the 2016 ISSOTL conference, we will consider stories of teaching and learning and stories of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). What are the stories we tell about and with SoTL? The stories told about and with its methods, its impact on teaching and learning at our institutions and beyond, and its collaborative structures? What are the various plots, settings, themes, characters, conflicts, and metaphors? How does SoTL storytelling affect the stories we tell about our professional lives – as educators, as researchers or scholars, as human beings? Who is telling these stories, and to whom – and who is listening? How can we craft SoTL stories to pursue larger goals? What are effective storytelling tools? How do we and our students use stories in our teaching and learning and how do we assess their effectiveness?

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Distinguished Service Award

Each year, the ISSOTL Board organizes a public call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award(DSA). This award is aimed at ISSOTL members who have served the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in distinguished ways for a period spanning a significant part of their career as faculty or leaders in higher education.  The Board may make up to two such awards per year.

Nominations should be sent to the ISSOTL President ( Self-nominations can be made in the same way. Nominations are due May 15, 2016.

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  Write for ISSOTL's Blog  

Potential posts to the blog can cover a range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Society news from a board member, committee, or special interest group;

  • syntheses of recent SoTL research;

  • previews of recently published Teaching & Learning Inquiry articles;

  • showcases of SoTL research initiatives;

  • updates on SoTL innovations in international regions; and

  • introductions to SoTL resources that are relevant to ISSOTL members.

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