SoTL Foundations Program for Graduate Students

This badge is part of the Postdoctoral Scholar and Graduate Student Certificates in University Teaching and Learning program. 

The SoTL Foundations Development Program for Graduate Students invites students to join discussion-based sessions focused on brief foundational SoTL readings, participate in their choice of workshops and draft a preliminary SoTL plan. Students in this program will learn about scholarly, evidence-based approaches to student learning and teaching, and will have the opportunity to reflect and build upon their own teaching and learning practices. 

Learning outcomes

  • Engage in collaborative, critically reflective conversations with colleagues to explore current issues, theories and research in postsecondary education
  • Articulate a research question and develop a plan to conduct a SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) project

Completion requirements

  1. Attend Introduction to SoTL
  2. Attend 4 discussion-based SoTL workshops
  3. Attend 2 SoTL workshops
  4. Propose a basic SoTL plan involving a research question and the methods used  

Badge contact information

For more information regarding the ‘SoTL Foundations’ badge program, please contact Dr. Kiara Mikita at kkokita@ucalgary.ca

2018 Fall workshop schedule

INTRODUCTION TO SoTL - mandatory

 September 10

 Introduction to SoTL

DISCUSSION-BASED SoTL WORKSHOPS – choose 4

 September 20

 From Teaching to Learning

 October 4

 Teaching Problems and SoTL

 October 18

 Signature Pedagogies

 November 1

 Guiding Principles in SoTL

 November 22

 Asking SoTL Questions

 December 6

 SoTL’s Multiplicity

SoTL WORKSHOPS  - choose 2

 October 3

 Ethics and SoTL

 October 15

 Aligning Research Questions and Design in SoTL

 October 31

 Students as Partners in SoTL

 

**Basic SoTL Plan – DUE December 17, 2018

 

2019 WINTER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

INTRODUCTION TO SoTL - mandatory

January 14

 Introduction to SoTL

DISCUSSION-BASED SoTL WORKSHOPS – choose 4

 January 22

 From Teaching to Learning

 February 5

 Teaching Problems and SoTL

 March 5

 Signature Pedagogies

 March 19 

 Guiding Principles in SoTL

 April 2

 Asking SoTL Questions

 April 16

 SoTL’s Multiplicity

SoTL WORKSHOPS  - choose 2

 February 6

 Ethics and SoTL

 February 27

 Aligning Research Questions and Design in SoTL

 March 20

 Students as Partners in SoTL

 

**Basic SoTL Plan – DUE April 29, 2019