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ISSOTL Awards for Best Student Presentation and Poster

ISSOTL is dedicated to fostering inquiry and disseminating findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching in any discipline. We also recognise the importance of engaging and supporting the emerging generation of SoTL scholars. The ISSOTL Awards for Best Student Presentation/Poster will acknowledge work that best represents the purposes, goals, and vision of ISSOTL and adds new knowledge, contributes innovative research, and/or provides insightful contribution to the field by a student presenter.

SoTL Trade Winds: Technical Trades & SoTL

by Nicola Simmons, Brock University

Earlier this year I wrote to our listserv seeking literature pertaining to SoTL and trades education. I was hoping for peer-reviewed articles I could include as readings in a SoTL course aimed at community college faculty, and I was having very limited success in finding anything in the area (read that as: more or less none!). I wanted to share my findings in a blog to let others know what I and colleagues did find.

Call for co-leaders for International Collaborative Writing Group (ICWG) 2019

ISSOTL invites applications from two ISSOTL members to co-lead the next ICWG to be hosted immediately preceding ISSOTL 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  As intentional, international collaborations that bring together ISSOTL members of all ranks and regions in focused inquiry, the ICWGs embody both the spirit and the work of ISSOTL. This is an exciting leadership opportunity for ISSOTL members who are passionate about collaborative SoTL, experienced in publishing, dedicated to supporting colleagues in writing, and committed to working in international partnership.

Students & SoTL Committee Seeks New Members

We're seeking motivated ISSOTL members to join the Students & SoTL Committee. The committee recognizes the value that the Society places on students’ involvement in teaching and learning, and advocates for meaningful student engagement in SoTL and the Society. The committee’s responsibilities include:

ISSOTL 2018 Registration is Open

Registration for ISSOTL 2018 is open! Current members received a member discount code via email on June 7/8, 2018, along with instructions for registering at the member-discount rate. (If you didn’t receive your code and are a current member, please contact the Communications Committee Chair.)

New SoTL Award in Family Science

Written by Trent W. Maurer, Professor of Child & Family Development at Georgia Southern University, tmaurer@georgiasouthern.edu

SOTL in the South and a Tribute to Brenda Leibowitz

The second issue of SOTL in the South was published at the end of April. SOTL in the South "is an online open source and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to fostering dialogue and research on teaching and learning in higher education in the global South, or about the global South."

May 2018 Update from the Publications Advisory Committee

The Publications Advisory Committee (PAC) is responsible for guiding and supporting ISSOTL’s scholarly journal, Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI). While the co-editors and editorial board make decisions about TLI’s content and focus, the PAC addresses issues of financial health and sustainability, and ensures that the journal effectively supports the mission of the organization.

Results of the 2018 ISSOTL Elections

After close elections involving a total of ten candidates, three ISSOTL members have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors:

  • President Elect: Michelle Yeo, Mt. Royal University (Canada)
  • Student Representative: Yahlnaaw (Aaron Grant), University of Northern British Columbia (Canada)
  • Vice President-United States: S. Raj Chaudhury, University of South Alabama (US)

Thank you to everyone who stood for election! Brief biographical information on each of the new Board members follows.

 

ISSOTL Distinguished Service Awards 2018

Each year, the ISSOTL Board organizes a public call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award. 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.

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