Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Launched in 2012, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Homegrown Program supports either a SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and 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.

A Call for Proposals and application to serve as a SoTL Homegrown participant for the following academic year is typically shared with the campus community early to mid-spring.  Watch for these in CETL communications and Staff Digest submissions.

  • Participation involves; attending workshops (full day workshops typically scheduled in May and August plus additional shorter sessions throughout the academic year)
  • Presenting final work at a SoTL Poster Showcase
  • Helping to promote/champion the SoTL Homegrown program
  • $1000 stipends are awarded (75% paid upon commencing the project and the final 25% processed upon completion of the project the following spring)

2019/20 SoTL Homegrown CoordinatorsDr. Hilary Fezzey and Dr. Sakib Mahmud

2019-20 SoTL Homegrown Participants:

Dr. Tanzeem Ali, Department of Education

Dr. Steven Baule, Department of Education

Dr. Khalil (Haji) Dokhanchi, Social Inquiry

Nathan LaCoursiere, Human Behavior Justice and Diversity

Dr. Nicholle Schuelke, Department of Education

Allison Willingham, Human Behavior Justice and Diversity

Dr. Amanda Zbacnik, Department of Education

2018-19 SoTL Homegrown 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 Effectiveness 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"