Co-Authors

Kathleen McKinney, Cross Endowed Chair in SoTL at Illinois State University

Track

Non-research Project / About SoTL

Proposal Abstract

This presentation will focus on advocacy for and support of SoTL at the institutional and disciplinary levels to highlight successful initatives for the advancement of SoTL. Initiatives discussed will be used as a springboard for interaction among attendees to share “next steps” for SoTL advocacy in a manner which acknowledges differences in both institutional and disciplinary structures and priorities.

At the institutional level, steps taken to enhance understanding of SoTL and support SoTL research at Illinois State University will be highlighted:

  • establishment of a SoTL blog to share information, resources, and reflections on SoTL
  • publishing of a multi-media SoTL research outlet to highlight the SoTL work of faculty
  • allocation of funds to support faculty/student SoTL collaborations
  • use of SoTL Scholar-Mentors to develop campus SoTL leaders
  • development of a campus-wide contest to identify programs using SoTL to inform curricular, programmatic, or disciplinary change

At the disciplinary level, initiatives for promoting SoTL across various disciplines will be presented:

  • adoption of disciplinary SoTL position papers
  • establishment of discipline-specific SoTL publication outlets
  • use of a special interest group to grow interest in SoTL among professionals
  • establishment of disciplinary SoTL awards

Session Format

Presentation Session

Location

Room 218

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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Mar 31st, 10:00 AM Mar 31st, 10:45 AM

Creating Opportunities for Institutional and Disciplinary SoTL Advocacy and Growth

Room 218

This presentation will focus on advocacy for and support of SoTL at the institutional and disciplinary levels to highlight successful initatives for the advancement of SoTL. Initiatives discussed will be used as a springboard for interaction among attendees to share “next steps” for SoTL advocacy in a manner which acknowledges differences in both institutional and disciplinary structures and priorities.

At the institutional level, steps taken to enhance understanding of SoTL and support SoTL research at Illinois State University will be highlighted:

  • establishment of a SoTL blog to share information, resources, and reflections on SoTL
  • publishing of a multi-media SoTL research outlet to highlight the SoTL work of faculty
  • allocation of funds to support faculty/student SoTL collaborations
  • use of SoTL Scholar-Mentors to develop campus SoTL leaders
  • development of a campus-wide contest to identify programs using SoTL to inform curricular, programmatic, or disciplinary change

At the disciplinary level, initiatives for promoting SoTL across various disciplines will be presented:

  • adoption of disciplinary SoTL position papers
  • establishment of discipline-specific SoTL publication outlets
  • use of a special interest group to grow interest in SoTL among professionals
  • establishment of disciplinary SoTL awards