Research on Teaching (SOTL)
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Background
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning involves systematic inquiry of teaching and learning issues in higher education. SOTL provides synergy among the academic responsibilities of teaching, research and service. Scholars from many disciplines engage in SOTL projects, enhancing student learning and sharing their results. Other passionate best-practice higher educators are committed to using SOTL results in their classrooms, even if they do not conduct SOTL inquiries. Reflective practice and integrated best practice is recommended. This website supports the work of UW Oshkosh SOTL scholars and scholarly teachers by providing connections to resources, as well as opportunities for funding, publication and presentation.
Getting Started with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)
If you're new to SOTL and interested in addressing a teaching and learning challenge with systematic inquiry, the following steps can help you get started with a SOTL project:
- Ask learner-centered questions.
- Build upon others' work.
- Collect the data.
- Analyze the evidence.
- Share with the public.
- Apply your findings.
SOTL Research Opportunities
If you need funding, potential SOTL funding is available through many of our professional development opportunities.