Assigned Reading

General guides to SoTL

Disciplinary approaches in SoTL

  • Huber, M. T. & Morreale, S. P. (Eds.) (2002).  Disciplinary styles in the scholarship of teaching and learning: Exploring common ground.  Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • McKinney, K., & Chick, N. L. (Eds.)  (2013). The scholarship of teaching and learning in and across the disciplinesBloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2013.


SoTL and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval


Optional Additional Reading

Guides to SoTL

  • Bishop-Clark, C. & Dietz-Uhler, B. (2012).  Engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning: A guide to the process, and how to develop a project from start to finish.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • McKinney, K. (2007).  Enhancing learning through the scholarship of teaching and learning: The challenges and joys of juggling.  San Francisco, CA: Anker.

On discipline-specific teaching and SoTL issues

  • Gurung, R. A. R., Chick, N. L., & Haynie, A. (Eds.).  (2009).  Exploring signature pedagogies:  Approaches to teaching disciplinary habits of mind.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Chick, N. L., Haynie, A., & Gurung, R. A. R. (Eds).  (2012).  Exploring more signature pedagogies: Approaches to teaching disciplinary habits of mind.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.

History of SoTL

  • Boyer, E.  (1990). “Chapter 2: Enlarging the Perspective.”  In Scholarship reconsidered: Priorities of the professoriate (pp. 15-25)New York: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Journals and Conferences That Include  SoTL

Are you interested in learning more about teaching? Would you like to present at a teaching conference or publish in a teaching-focused journal? The following lists a few of the many college teaching-related conferences that take place locally and nationally. Each provides opportunities for college faculty to learn more about recent developments in pedagogy, and many offer opportunities for faculty to present on their own teaching research or experience. To learn more about each, click on its title. Unfortunately, the CTE cannot provide funds for conference attendance.

Journals for Scholarship on Teaching and Learning

  • Journals on teaching and higher education –regularly updated by the Kennesaw State Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning — can help you keep up to date on current scholarship on teaching and learning.

Conferences on Teaching

Discipline-specific conferences on teaching and higher education — also maintained by the Kennesaw  CETL — can help you identify places to present your own work and learn about others’.

Local Opportunities:

  • St. Edward’s Teaching Showcase Conference.  Held each August, this on-campus teaching conference features concurrent sessions, roundtable sessions, and poster presentations on a wide range of teaching and learning topics.  It also offers a book, product, and resource fair where faculty can share their work.  The conference is refereed by a committee of faculty, and is open to all St. Edward’s faculty.


  • Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching  – Austin.  (These conferences are held 4 times per year in 4 locations throughout the US. Recently, one of these locations has been Austin.
  • Wakonse South:  Each spring, Texas A&M University hosts and subsidizes the Wakonse South Conference on College Teaching at Canyon of the Eagles Lodge & Nature Park, in Burnet, Texas.
  • The Texas Tech University Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center’s annual Advancing Teaching and Learning Conference, held in Lubbock.


  • Association of General and Liberal Studies. This organization serves colleges and universities by supporting strong general educaton programs.  Their annual meeting brings together faculty and administrators who work in general education across the nation.
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education.  The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) promotes collaboration among its members and others engaged in the study of higher education through research, conferences, and publications, including its highly regarded journal, The Review of Higher Education.  Thier annual conference includes panels on student learning and development; student access, success,and outcomes; higher ed organization, administration and leadership; teaching, learning, and assessment; faculty; contexts, foundations, and models, policy, finance, and economics; and also international issues.
  • Council on Undergraduate Research National Conference.  UR holds a biannual National Conference in even years. This conference brings together faculty, administrators, policy makers, representatives of funding agencies and other stakeholders with an interest in doing and promoting undergraduate research. It features over 100 workshops, presentations by representatives of funding agencies, social interactions, and poster presentations. The 2012 National Conference will be held at The College of New Jersey, June 23-26, 2012.
  • EDUCAUSE.  If you are interested in the intersection of teaching and technology, EDUCAUSE is the conference for you.  Annually, there is a southwest regional conference–EDUCAUSE Southwest (often held in Austin or Houston) as well as a national conference.
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  ISSOTL fosters inquiry and disseminates findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching. ISSOTL was organized to  recognize and encourage scholarly work on teaching and learning;  promote cross-disciplinary conversation;  facilitate the collaboration of scholars in different countries;  encourage the integration of discovery, learning and public engagement; and advocate for appropriate uses of the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Its annual conference is held in locations around the world.

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