Learning, Reading, & Discussing SoTL

Learn about and stay abreast of SoTL's key issues and current discussions through the SoTL Foundations Program for Graduate Students or the SoTL Journal Club for faculty and staff, or apply for Seeding SoTL funds to lay the groundwork for doing SoTL.

Seeding SoTL Initiative

The Taylor Institute now offers a range of options to “seed SoTL” to support local communities focused on teaching and learning, and to distribute across campus the processes and the products of generating knowledge about teaching and learning. Opportunities include forming a book group, a teaching square, or a community of practice, or hosting an unconference. Small amounts of funding are available for each.

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SoTL Foundations Program for Graduate Students

This one-semester Program is comprised of a series of discussion-based sessions focused on foundational SoTL readings and one workshop. Upon completion, graduate students will earn a SoTL Foundations badge and be prepared to support, collaborate on, and/or conduct SoTL projects (e.g., as co-applicants or RAs on University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants).

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SoTL Journal Club

Regular, informal gatherings for faculty and staff where, after reading a shared article or two, participants discuss the reading.   Come occasionally or regularly or once. The readings will be posted a few weeks before each session in the links below. (View past readings here.)

Register for any or all the SoTL Journal Club 2016-17 sessions:  Sept 27Nov 9, Dec 20, Jan 16, March 29, and May 9.