UW-Superior Based SoTL Projects

UW-Superior Based SoTL Projects

UW-Superior SoTL Projects

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.

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2016 - 2017 UW-Superior CETL SoTL Projects

We are pleased to announce the new Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Homegrown Scholars for 2016-17 and congratulate them on their successful proposals:

Dr. Mary Churchill, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

Dr. Cade Mansfield, Assistant Professor, Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity (Psychology)

Dr. Amanda Zbacnik, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

This group will be developing their SoTL projects this summer under the leadership of Drs. Hilary Fezzey, Assistant Professor, World Languages, Literatures and Cultures (English) and Brent Opall, Assistant Professor, Business & Economic Department.

Additional SoTL Resources

University of Wisconsin System - SoTL

UW System's SoTL Leadership Site, housed at UW-Milwaukee, is the primary SoTL arm of OPID and extends the faculty development work of OPID by designing initiatives to encourage scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning, and by creating inter-campus collaborations for conducting SoTL research. As a result, a core of faculty experts in classroom inquiry practices and principles from across the System now exists.

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.

See some of the past UW-Superior SoTL Projects

Criteria and design of each program: