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Participation in the Institute

The institute is limited to approximately 150 participants who will join with and learn from 28 scholars, 8 institute mentors, 3 keynote speakers and a variety of workshop/presenters; special focus, together we create a community of learners dedicated to the development of student learning, teaching, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

This developmental summer institute is specifically designed to offer faculty, university administrators/staff, and graduate students a variety of opportunities to develop your SoTL learning and abilities and to further promote SoTL work at your various home institutions.  Developmental opportunities include: 

    A pre-institute workshop and leadership forum (June 1), designed for administrative teams and those “new” to SoTL, where the morning is devoted to more fully understanding the nature and practice of SoTL and the afternoon allows for institutional administrative teams (or individuals) to strategically plan how to advance, promote, and reward SoTL on your campuses.

•    Three days of workshops, which range from Advancing your SOTL Project to Transformative Learning Specialized workshops building upon the Institute theme and current SoTL practices.

•    Scholars’ presentations of “works-in-progress,”  

•    Featured presentations by Alice Thomas, Associate Professor, Howard University School of Law; Dennis Jacobs, Vice President and Associate Provost, University of Notre Dame; and Edward Taylor, Associate Professor of Adult Education, Penn State – Harrisburg.


CASTL Scholar Refections

See what past members and scholars have been saying about the CASTL Institute. Click on the following links to view the short reflections:

Alice Smith - SoTL as Reflective Lens on Teaching

Joy Doll and Kathy Flecky - SoTL as Culture: Program Development/Professional Scholarship

Gintaras Duda -SoTL as Classroom (Teaching/Learning) Innovation

Eileen Burke-Sullivan - SoTL as Faculty Development

We hope you will join our community and contribute your efforts to develop Scholars of Teaching and Learning!

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