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N E W S L E T T E R - January 2017

Message from ISSOTL President Peter Felten

2017 promises to be a significant year for ISSOTL.

  • Conference: In October, we will gather in Calgary for an annual conference that promises we will be “reaching new heights” in our individual and collective work. Throughout the year, we will be planning for our 2018 conference in Bergen, Norway – more on that later.
  • Journal: Teaching & Learning Inquiry is flourishing in its new Open Access format. The journal is receiving impressive web traffic, both in quantity of visitors/downloads and in its reach to readers across the globe. With this transition behind it, in 2017 Teaching & Learning Inquiry will be searching for a new co-editor to fill the (large) shoes of Gary Poole, one of the two founding co-editors, who will be retiring. read more}

2017 Board of Directors Election

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning -- a growing international organization dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning -- needs leaders who are original thinkers, hard workers, and esteemed colleagues in the profession. ISSOTL's Board of Directors establishes new directions for this organization while managing ongoing activities and services of the Society.

The Board of Directors includes the President, President-elect, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, 8 Regional Representatives (2 each from Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, and the United States), and 2 Student Representatives.

The ISSOTL Leadership and Elections Committee welcomes suggestions for nominees for the following Board of Director positions: 

  • President Elect
  • Vice President—Asia Pacific (3 year term)
  • Vice President – Canada (3 year term)
  • Vice President – Europe (3 year term)
  • Student Representative (2 year term)

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Announcing a Search for a New Co-editor for TLI

For the past four years, Teaching & Learning Inquiry, has been co-edited by Nancy Chick and Gary Poole. As the inaugural editors, they have brought the energy, intelligence, and leadership needed to launch and establish the journal in ways that we can all be proud of. 

Gary has recently announced his intent to retire from the position of co-editor. He will leave with deep thanks and admiration from all us. Thankfully, his departure will be a phased one, as he continues to serve as co-editor for 2017 and 2018 while a new partner for work with Nancy is identified and comes fully on board.  read more}



The call for proposals for the 2017 ISSOTL conference in Calgary (Canada) is now available! Proposals are due March 15, 2017.

This year's theme reflects Calgary’s high elevation of 1,049 meters and the nearby Canadian Rocky Mountains peaking at 3,747 meters, dramatically shaping the city's western skyline. This theme will inspire new ideas, hope, and future-oriented thinking in the scholarship of teaching and learning. View the ISSOTL17 Call for Proposals.

Follow @ISSOTL17 on twitter for conference updates!

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.

Posts will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Communications Committee. read more}





ISSOTL maintains a Job Posting forum for members. Current members may post job ads from their institution by logging in, visiting the Job Posting forum, and clicking "New Topic."



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