Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Georgia Southern University

SoTL Commons – Schedule

Conference Schedule


Wednesday, February 19 afternoon 2:30-4:30 PM: Pre-conference workshops

Pre-conference workshop Option 1: registration fee $25

Publishing in the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Delores D. Liston, Delena Gatch, and Joe Pellegrino

The co-editors of The International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will present a 2-hour workshop intended to support authors considering submitting manuscripts to the journal. Four main questions will be addressed:

1) What makes a manuscript a “good fit” for IJSoTL? How can a manuscript help continue the conversations of SoTL and what role does the review of literature play in perpetuating this conversation?

2) What research methodologies can be used to design studies appropriate to IJSoTL? Are some research methods preferred over others?

3) What steps can be taken to prepare a manuscript for review? When are tables, charts and graphs helpful for understanding of findings? How can these be made user-friendly and presentable to facilitate communication with others?

4) What do reviewers look for in a manuscript submitted to IJSoTL? This workshop is intended for scholars who are interested in submitting a manuscript to the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and will be helpful whether authors are initiating the research design, or putting the finishing touches on a manuscript for possible submission.

Pre Conference workshop Option 2: registration fee $25

SoTL 101: Approaches to designing your SoTL project

Diana Botnaru, Jody Langdon, Jennifer Friburg and Nancy Chick.

Are you new to SoTL? Do you have a SoTL project in mind but need guidance in selecting optimal inquiry methods for your data collection? SoTL draws researchers from an interdisciplinary audience, and for many of us, developing an effective SoTL project means learning to use unfamiliar research methodologies. This pre-conference session will provide an introduction to SoTL methodologies as well as an opportunity to brainstorm ideas with peers and experienced mentors. Participants will leave with a clearer understanding of how they can design a SoTL project across an array of possible approaches.  

Thursday, February 20: Conference sessions 8 AM-5 PM

Friday, February 21: Conference sessions 8 AM-4 PM

2020 schedule coming soon!

Last updated: 1/14/2020

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