Proposal Title

Giving Voice to SoTL

Co-Authors

N/A

Track

Non-research Project / About SoTL

Proposal Abstract

SoTL scholars know well the value of SoTL–to student learning, to faculty teaching, to institutions specifically, and to higher education generally. However, outside the small circle of SoTL scholars, it seems that attitudes toward SoTL range from obliviousness to hostility. As educators, it would seem to be an easy task to “educate” others about SoTL, yet these efforts have met with limited success for decades. For SoTL to survive, we must move beyond attempts to educate others about its value; we must advocate for SoTL, vigorously and unapologetically. We must give voice to SoTL, to tell its story and show the myriad ways SoTL can help achieve faculty, administrative, institutional, and public goals for higher education.

Session Format

Presentation Session

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 30th, 12:00 PM Mar 30th, 1:45 PM

Giving Voice to SoTL

SoTL scholars know well the value of SoTL–to student learning, to faculty teaching, to institutions specifically, and to higher education generally. However, outside the small circle of SoTL scholars, it seems that attitudes toward SoTL range from obliviousness to hostility. As educators, it would seem to be an easy task to “educate” others about SoTL, yet these efforts have met with limited success for decades. For SoTL to survive, we must move beyond attempts to educate others about its value; we must advocate for SoTL, vigorously and unapologetically. We must give voice to SoTL, to tell its story and show the myriad ways SoTL can help achieve faculty, administrative, institutional, and public goals for higher education.