Upcoming SoTL Events
Start a SoTL Cluster
Funding is available to create faculty-led scholarship of teaching and learning groups. Each cluster will receive up to $5,000 per year for two years as well as the supports below, all with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning through research informed approaches and reflection.
Connecting with Colleagues
- Faculty-led groups
- Cluster meetings
- Flexibility for joint, & individual projects
- SoTL coach
- Fund allocated by faculty in the cluster
- Library liaison & guide
Publishing and Disseminating
- SoTL coach
- Support to identify journal options
- Writing Retreat
Propose a Cluster
If you are interested in starting a SoTL cluster, ask yourself these questions:
- Is your research topic focused on teaching and learning within your own courses and programs?
- Are there colleagues you could collaborate with? Are they a network of people that is sustainable (long-term, multiple connection points, regular interactions, shared interests)? (typically 3-4 or more)
- Are you planning to share what you are finding in your research locally and nationally or internationally? (a good reminder that what you are doing is valuable)
- Is your plan faculty-led in its decision-making and process?
- Is it a project that matters to you, and to your students’ success?
If the answer to those questions is yes, contact Carolyn Hoessler at the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning. Carolyn will coach you through the steps and let you know if another faculty member has already started work on a similar topic or if there is an upcoming information session.
Below is a project charter proposal template and review rubric that will be used when you propose a new cluster.
Join a Cluster
New clusters are continuously in development and are often seeking additional members. Contact Carolyn Hoessler if you'd like more information about them and/or would like to join.
BioMeducation SoTL Cluster (2016 - current)
- Harold Bull, Faculty, Microbiology and Immunology
- Marcel D’Eon, Professor Community Health and Epidemiology
- Kalyani Premkumar, Director Faculty Development, College of Medicine, Professor Community Health and Epidemiology
- Jennifer Chlan-Fourney, Assistant Professor Anatomy and Cell Biology
- Kyle Anderson, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
- Greg Malin, Academic, Family Medicine
Building Capacity in Interprofessional Education in the Health Sciences (2016 - current)
- Lois Berry (lead), RN, PhD, Interim Assistant Vice-Provost, Health
- Hope Bilinski, RN, PhD, Associate Dean, Nursing
- Louise Racine, Faculty member, College of Nursing
- Lisa Kalynchuk, Interim Associate Dean, Interdisciplinary Health Research
- Yvonne Shevchuk, Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy & Nutrition
Returning to the Classroom: The Impact of Graduate School on Teacher Practice (2016 - current)
- Brenda Kalyn (lead), PhD, Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies/Education
- Geraldine Balzer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies/Education
- Vicki Squires, PhD, Assistant Professor, Education Administration/Education
- Lynn Lemisko, PhD, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations/Education
Graham School of Professional Development SoTL Cluster (2016 - current)
- Debora Rolfes (lead), M.A., M.T.S., Assistant Professor, SoPD
- Corey Owen, PhD, Assistant Professor, SoPD
- Jeanie Wills, PhD, Assistant Professor, SoPD
The library guide on SoTL list of core and discipline-specific journals and databases.
|Identifying potential SoTL projects, questions and approaches||
|Finding relevant Literature and relevant key terms||
|Data collection and Inquiry implementation||
|Finding good journal and publishing||
|Developing research program and applying for grants||