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SOTL Pilot Projects

In this year-long program, participants will address a teaching and learning challenge and expand their SOTL research experience by completing a SOTL project and presenting it to the UW Oshkosh teaching community. For instructors selected to participate, a $1,000 in professional development funds will be provided for those experienced scholarly teaching and learning researchers undertaking an exploratory or pilot project. These funds will be awarded after a final report on the project is completed. 

Typical Award Cycle

  • Applications for the current award cycle are due at the end of September
  • For those selected to participate in the program, data is collected in the Spring semester. 
  • Showcase presentations of one's work are presented in the Fall semester of the following year. 



1. Briefly describe any experience you have with the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). If you are new to SOTL, you are welcome to apply!
2. What is the research question or hypothesis you plan to address in your project? How did you select this area of focus for investigation? (Note that most SOTL pilot projects emanate from a student learning challenge that occurs within the investigator's class or program.)
3. How do you plan to address this question? (This discussion of methodology may be quite brief and may need further development through discussion with the CETL director. Also note that this pilot project may be a part of a larger project.)

4. How will you measure or assess student learning? (Student learning measurement is a required component of SOTL projects; we do not want to measure student perceptions of learning.)


If you need help, feel free to schedule a consultation prior to the due date for submissions.

View lists of past SOTL Pilot Project Recipients

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