Advocacy and 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.
The ISSOTL Advocacy and Outreach Committee (see committee mission and responsibilities) has created this section of the ISSOTL website to provide scholars with the tools they need to promote the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to campus administrators, fellow scholars, and members of the general public.
The ISSoTL Advocacy and Outreach Committee is in the process of creating a database of expert scholars. This database will serve as an easily accessible resource for journalists who would like to request interviews with SoTL experts for their stories. This database may also be useful for those wishing to proactively offer the names of experts on particularly timely topics to reporters.
The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) involves bringing a scholarly lens to teaching in higher education: to approach teaching practice with the same curiosity, inquiry and rigour that scholars bring to their research, and to publicly share the results of that inquiry. Generally, SoTL involves:
This table of press contacts includes contacts at newspapers, education media outlets, magazines, television, radio and wires/syndicates.
Carmen Werder, Ph.D.
Director, Learning Commons/Teaching-Learning Academy & Writing Instruction Support
Western Washington University
Lauren Scharff, Ph.D.
Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership
United States Air Force Academy