2013 International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors
Call for Scholars' Proposals
You are invited to join us at IISSAM 2013 for engaging and reflective conversations that explore how stories are key elements of our courses. We will investigate how:
- stories convey meanings and enhance abstract concepts;
- courses tell a story and can be constructed like a story;
- autobiographical elements are relevant for our classes;
- how we frame and solve problems through narrative approaches;
- how stories can be used for research purposes, and much more.
During the Institute we will allow ourselves to be drawn into great stories and to learn from great storytellers.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) serves as a lens by which we explore our teaching and our students' learning. This year's theme provides us with an incentive to reconsider and investigate our own teaching. SoTL projects are stories themselves; they start with a question or problem that emerges in our teaching, move through an investigation period, and reach an answer or solution that we can share and implement at the end. We will trace out the development and lessons we learn from our SoTL investigations and explore the research approaches that help us to better understand our teaching and our students' learning.
The heart of the 2013 International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors resides in a process of mentoring work-in-progress by providing feedback and support in small cohorts of scholars. In order to foster an active culture of exchange, mentoring cohorts are limited to no more than 28 scholars. For proposal guidelines, please consult the IISSAM website.
Consider participating in IISSAM 2013 in one of three ways, as
- a scholar having your work-in-progress mentored;
- a poster-presenter, showing a project that is completed, nearly completed,
or just at the beginning stages;
- an attendee, learning about SoTL and joining the conversation to
share ideas and suggestions with other SoTL scholars.
Deadline Extended for Scholar Proposal Submissions: February 15, 2013
All Creighton University proposals accepted as Scholars will receive a complimentary Institute registration provided by the Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment.
The International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors is organized by the following institutional partners: Canisius College, Columbia College-Chicago, Creighton University, Loyola Marymount University, Truman State University, and University of Houston-Clear Lake.