The purpose of the SoTL Commons conference is to be a real and virtual commons for college and university teachers, scholars, administrators, faculty developers, and others interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning as a focused, but expansive, evidence-based path for the improvement of teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes.
The professional quality and applicability of the concurrent sessions and posters is central to the SoTL Commons Conference. All presenters are encouraged and expected to prepare sessions or posters according to the highest professional standards for an international, academic conference audience. Thus, the submission and review process is designed to accept only those proposals which are original SoTL research, or are about important aspects of SoTL, and that will be presented in innovative, engaging, and effective ways.
All proposals must be submitted online. Please read carefully the tracks, session formats, evaluation of proposals, and acceptance of proposal information in order to avoid delays and to give proposals the best opportunity for acceptance. All proposals will go through a blind, peer-review process by the SoTL Commons Review Board consisting of faculty located at various colleges and universities around the world who are knowledgeable about the scholarship of teaching and learning. Proposals that simply discuss a teaching idea or practice without research and evidence to document the results are not appropriate for this conference.