2022 – 2023


SoTL, the scholarship of teaching and learning, involves conducting systematic investigations within classroom-based (virtual or in-person) learning environments.

Faculty demonstrate teaching excellence by conducting SoTL given its emphasis on developing a better understanding of how to advance student learning. SoTL aligns with teacher-scholar models in higher education.

The SoTL Scholars Program is a pilot opportunity for a faculty member to focus on a SoTL project for one year. The SoTL Scholar will receive a stipend as well as professional development funds to attend and present at conferences. The SoTL Scholar is expected to conduct a study in a learning environment, perform other educational research during the fellowship year, or finish up work-in-progress with the support of CITLS and present their findings to the Lafayette community. After notification of selection, the SoTL Scholar is expected to develop a timeline of completion of their project as well as identify SoTL or education research-based conferences they will attend during their fellowship year. Conferences may be disciplinary-based with a focus on teaching and learning in the field. CITLS can also support the identification of promising conferences.

All applicants are expected to have a conversation with their department head or program chair regarding applying as a SoTL Scholar application, and the head or chair will send an email to Dr. Tracie Addy, Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning; Director of CITLS, confirming support of the faculty member engagement in the SoTL Scholars Program. As a good practice, all candidates should be aware of their departmental or program scholarship guidelines for research.

To apply, please complete this brief application by Monday, June 13th. One scholar will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.