Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The UW-Superior CETL involvement in Scholarship on Teaching and Learning support for scholarly activities was launched as a pilot program in the spring/summer of 2012. Since the pilot start-up the program has continued to evolve into the currently offered SoTL homegrown program.

SoTL Homegrown Coordinators: Dr. Hilary Fezzey and Dr. Sakib Mahmud.

2018-19 Participants:

Dr. Shanna Nifoussi, Natural Sciences Department, "Using Lecture Videos to Improve Exam Scores and Student Confidence in Human Anatomy & Physiology I"

Monte Stewart, Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center, "Finding the Effectivenes of IDS 131 in Transitioning Student Veterans into Civilian Life and UW-S Campus Culture"

Heather McGrew, Writing and Library Science Department, "The Impacts of Including a Critical/Active Reading Unit at the Beginning of a WRIT 102 Course"

Dr. Daniel Rust, School of Business and Economics, "Improving Student Learning Through Case Method Teaching in Land Transportation Management Course"

Dr. Praopan Pratoomchat, School of Business and Economics, "Gamification in Macroeconomics Class"

Additional SoTL Resources

UW-Superior SoTL Program Overview

One of the needs on UW-Superior's campus is providing infrastructure and summer stipend support for scholarly activities. To assist in this effort, CETL offered a pilot program in Spring/Summer 2012 and again in Spring/Summer 2013.

In 2013 a program was designed for Non-Instructional Academic Staff, as well as the Faculty and Instructional Teaching Staff program piloted in 2012.

These programs provided funding for intensive development of some aspect of a scholarly project in Summer 2012 and Summer 2013. Grants were designed for production of scholarship "pieces of work" that clearly identified tasks to move ahead design and/or production of scholarly projects. For instructors, it was either a SoTL (scholarship of teaching/ learning) or a discipline based research project that would be integrated into classroom or out-of-classroom teaching.

For non-instructional academic staff, the project would include intensive development of a program to foster effective student learning. Stipends were processed with 75% paid in the recipients' June paychecks and the final 25% processed upon proof of completion of the proposed projects in August.

A summary of all projects received was presented to the Provost as part of examples of CETL supported work. A list of recipients with their completed projects was publicized by CETL in the CETL Connections Newsletters and posters of award recipients were displayed at CETL celebrations of scholarship.

Past UW-Superior SoTL Projects can be found on the CETL History page.