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Using SoTL to advance undergraduate research

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Presentation given at the annual ISSOTL Conference, Los Angeles, CA.


This international panel will discuss synergistic connections between the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning [SoTL] and undergraduate research [UR]. Faculty from Canada, the U.S., and the U.K., and one undergraduate student, representing the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities, will discuss how SoTL informs and advances UR. Panelists will share their experiences with UR and SoTL at different levels in the classroom and other educational settings. Topics will include the disconnect between UR-driven focus on process and assessment-driven focus on products, how to use a SoTL framework to assess student learning from UR, the political issues involved in evaluating UR through a SoTL lens, and the limits of assessing UR only in classroom contexts. This panel will also discuss ways SoTL can enhance UR outside of the classroom. The discussants will highlight how international collaborations—particularly with a SoTL focus—both inform and advance UR.


ISSOTL Conference


Los Angeles, CA

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