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Campus Outreach

Below is a collection of short writings that share great tips about how to encourage SoTL at higher education institutions and thought-provoking statements about why SoTL work brings value to both the SoTL researchers and their departments / campuses.


Advice on introducing SoTL into an institutional culture?

This blog post is in response to a question from someone who was designing their first one-day workshop to introduce SoTL to their institution. This post shares a survey instrument that could be tweaked to serve as a needs assessment tool, several concrete tips for establishing a strong SoTL culture, and resources for SoTL researchers.

Carnegie - Leadership for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

This pdf document outlines ten ways that educational leaders can support the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and it also presents a series of questions that educational leaders can use to generate campus conversation.  

Chair/Dean Handout

This series of pdf format handouts are titled "What is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and What Can SoTL Do for You and Your Department/School?" They are intended for use by deans, chairs, directors, and other administrators. 

Synthesis of the Value and Benefits of SoTL

This is Chapter 20 of the book, Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Mathematics (reprinted with permission). It has implications well beyond the teaching of mathematics and represents the synthesis of the editors' and the contributing authors' perceptions of the value of SoTL.

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