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Wednesday, June 22 • 16:45 - 18:00
POSTER.50 - SoTL Perspectives and Supports at One Institution

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Educational research across campuses generally originates in a teaching challenge within a discipline-specific classroom where faculty tackle their own investigation, often without support or collaboration (Felten, 2013). While Centres for Teaching and Learning offer various supports for pedagogical research, it is unclear which forms of support eventually lead to teaching change and how teaching improvement can be measured. Introductory workshops on teaching scholarship remain a staple and a recent SoTL Canada membership survey (2015) confirms this as the predominant approach.

This poster documents SoTL interests and supports at one institution. Survey data gives us a picture of participants who have completed or are interested in completing a SoTL study; events and experiences that triggered an interest in SoTL; perceptions of the importance of SoTL in their own teaching, student learning, in their department, and within the institution as a whole. We also identity the challenges faculty experience in studying their teaching practice and the types of support they need to address those challenges. Other institutions will benefit from identification of the SoTL research supports (e.g. workshops, research methods support, collaboration, grants, ethics support, writing groups, etc.) that faculty prioritize in their study of teaching and learning.

This interactive poster incorporates dotmocracy so viewers can rank the importance of SoTL in their scholarly work and we also offer whiteboard markers so you can contribute to a list of SoTL enablers, barriers, and triggers. Overall, our poster will enable you to:

  • Identify events and experiences that trigger educators’ interest and engagement in SoTL,

  • Examine your institutional SoTL supports in light of study findings, and

  • Explore opportunities for weaving SoTL into institutional culture.

avatar for Klodiana Kolomitro

Klodiana Kolomitro

Klodiana is an educational developer with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, and cross-appointed with the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University.

Cory Laverty

Queen's University
Dr. Cory Laverty is Teaching and Learning Specialist and Librarian at Queen’s University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning. Her research interests are in the development and assessment of information literacy curricula, learning support for faculty and librarians, and undergraduate... Read More →

Denise Stockley

Professor and Scholar in Higher Education, Queen's University
Dr. Denise Stockley is a Professor and Scholar in Higher Education with the Office of the Provost (Teaching and Learning Portfolio), seconded to the Faculty of Health Sciences, and cross-appointed to the Faculty of Education. She is the past Chair of the Awards Portfolio for STLHE... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 16:45 - 18:00 EDT
Atrium, Physics & Astronomy Building Western University