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Student Engagement Interest Group

This ISSOTL Interest Group on Student Engagement serves as an international, interdisciplinary network for ISSOTL members who are committed to pursuing SoTL projects on the topic of student engagement. This group offers opportunities for dialogue, encourage and promote scholarly research on the topic, and provide support to ISSOTL members interested in student engagement. To learn more, please contact Sam Lucie Dvorakova at lucie.n.dvorakova@gmail.com.  

 

History of SIGSE

Back in 2008, Chris Garrett took the initiative to organize and convene the first ISSOTL special interest group, a group of scholars interested in the topic of student engagement. They held special sessions at ISSOTL conferences, around the mission statement below.

The ISSoTL Interest Group on Student Engagement serves as an international, interdisciplinary network for ISSoTL members who are committed to pursuing studies on the topic of student engagement.  Its mission is to create opportunities for dialogue, encourage activities that promote scholarly research on the topic, and provide support to ISSoTL members interested in student engagement.  The ISSoTL Interest Group on Student Engagement exists as a network of scholars to promote and develop collaborative projects.

The mission of the ISSoTL Interest Group on Student Engagement is compatible with the goals of ISSoTL, particularly the following two organizational objectives: to “promote cross-disciplinary conversation to create synergy” and to “facilitate the collaboration of scholars in different countries and the flow of new findings and applications across national boundaries.”

To fulfill its mission, the ISSoTL Interest Group on Student Engagement shall organize and offer a variety of activities, including but not limited to:

1)         holding meetings at ISSoTL conferences;

2)         proposing and forming special sessions and symposia at ISSoTL conferences;

3)         establishing electronic forums;

4)         providing updates and postings via the ISSoTL newsletter;

5)         identifying, developing, and creating opportunities for publishing on the topic.

In 2013 leadership of the SIG passed to Andrea Jackson, from the University of Leeds in England and in 2016 the SIG gained its first student chair, Sam Lucie Dvorokova, with two co-chairs, Miriam Carey (Mount Royal) and Paul Taylor (Leeds).

The ten founding members of the ISSoTL Interest Group on Student Engagement were:

Chris Garrett, University of Southern Indiana (USA) Kathleen McKinney, Illinois State University (USA) Lynn Taylor, Dalhousie University (Canada) Elizabeth F. Barkley, Foothill College (USA) Balbir Kaur Gurm, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Canada) Patricia Jarvis, Illinois State University (USA) Jim Zimmer, Mount Royal College (Canada) Norm Vaughan, Mount Royal College (Canada) Jody Horn, Oklahoma City University (USA) Giuseppe Iaria, University of British Columbia (Canada).

 

ISSOTL-StudentEngagement Mailing List

To post to this list, members may send messages to: issotl-studentengagement@lists.issotl.news. General information about the mailing list is at:  http://lists.issotl.news/listinfo.cgi/issotl-studentengagement-issotl.news. If you ever want to unsubscribe or change your options (eg, switch to or from digest mode, change your password, etc.), visit your subscription page at: http://lists.issotl.news/options.cgi/issotl-studentengagement-issotl.news/. You can also make such adjustments via email by sending a message to: Issotl-studentengagement-request@lists.issotl.news with the word `help' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes), and you will get back a message with instructions. Please note that because interest group membership is a benefit of ISSOTL membership, our volunteer-based communications team must confirm your ISSOTL membership before approving your listserv membership, so subscription requests may take up to 48 hours to process. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


 

Interest Group Resources and Updates

We're hard at work furthering the Student Engagement cause and preparing for the 2017 ISSOTL conference.

 

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