Center for Teach and Learning Hosting ‘Demystifying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’ Workshop Series

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offer an introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) on Sept. 28 and 29. These workshops will help participants find concrete evidence to support the ways their teaching strategies, activities or learning sequences “work.” In two workshops over two days, CTL will offer practical advice on designing SoTL studies and submitting them to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). You may attend one or both workshops.

Workshop 1: What is SOTL and Why Do it?

Tuesday, Sept. 28: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

This workshop will explore the scholarship of teaching and learning—the systematic study of processes and teaching and learning in the classroom. Through reading and discussing example SoTL projects, participants will learn about the benefits of engaging in SoTL research, types of SoTL projects, ethical considerations in SoTL research and venues for publication and presentation. 

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Workshop 2: Stress-free Submission of SoTL Projects to IRB

Wednesday Sept. 29: 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Join this a workshop with Iris Jenkins, the assistant director of the UMass Human Research Protection Office.  Jenkins will discuss what qualifies as human subjects research under the federal regulations, provide an overview of the IRB review process, and answer questions related to human subject research as it relates to SoTL research.

Learn more and register for both events at the CTL website.