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The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning was founded in 2004 by a committee of 67 scholars from several countries.
Purpose of ISSOTL
ISSOTL was organized to:
  • Recognize and encourage scholarly work on teaching and learning in each discipline, within other scholarly societies, and across educational levels
  • Promote cross-disciplinary conversation to create synergy and prompt new lines of inquiry
  • Facilitate the collaboration of scholars in different countries and the flow of new findings and applications across national boundaries
  • Encourage the integration of discovery, learning and public engagement
  • Advocate for support, review, recognition, and appropriate uses of the scholarship of teaching and learning.


Review of Past Conference Locations

The Society's first conference was held October 21 - 24, 2004, at Indiana University Bloomington in the United States. Over 440 scholars from 8 countries attended 280 presentations. The second conference was held October 14 - 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. 672 scholars from 8 countries attended 292 sessions. The third conference was held November 9 - 12, 2006, in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Just under 800 scholars from 16 countries (including Australia, Canada, China, Gambia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States) attended the conference. The fourth conference was held July 2 - 5, 2007, in Sydney, Australia. Approximately 400 scholars attended the conference. The fifth conference was held October 16 - 19, 2008, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Approximately 527 scholars attended the conference. The sixth conference was held October 22 - 25, 2009, in Bloomington, Indiana, in the United States.  Approximately 650 scholars from nearly every discipline, 500 campuses, and 15 countries attended the conference. The seventh conference was held October 19 - 22, 2010, in Liverpool, England, in the United Kingdom. The eight conference was held October 20 - 23, 2011, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States.  Over 600 scholars attended this conference. The ninth conference was held October 24-27, 2012, in Hamilton, Ontario, in Canada. The tenth conference was held October 2-5, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina, in the United States. The eleventh conference will be held October 22-25, 2014 in Quebec City, Canada.


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