Scholarship of Teaching
and Learning Fellows Program
This page is dedicated to Southeast Missouri State University's
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Program. Using the
buttons above and throughout, you can learn about various
aspects of the Program --the types of projects funded, how to
apply, and how to access resources for beginning and concluding
a successful SoTL Project. You can also learn about the history
of the Program, the role of the CSTL, and our commitment to enhancing teaching and learning
on campus and beyond our borders.
A Brief History of the SoTL Fellows Program
The SoTL Fellows Program was created by the Center for
Scholarship in Teaching and Learning's Teaching Associates
Committee in furtherance of a Provost's initiative to enhance
the academic community's commitment to the Teacher-Scholar
Model. The Teaching Associates secured a Funding For Results
Grant designed to encourage, support, and reward innovations in
teaching and learning in 2004, and issued its first call for
proposals to engage in pedagogical innovation in 2005. Since
then, nearly 100 faculty members have applied for SoTL
Fellowships, and to date, 72 have been competitively awarded.
Based upon the success of the Program, the CSTL applied for, and
was awarded, a Core Continuing Grant in 2007, which will fund up
to 10 Fellowships per year for the next five years. The CSTL
issues a Call for Proposals every January, and the
criteria used for evaluating proposals is included in the "CFP".
Please feel free to view this year's CFP by clicking
here or on the Call for
Proposals link, above.
At its core, the SoTL Fellows Program is designed to develop
cohorts of teacher-scholars actively engaged in enhancing the
quality of teaching and learning through the
invention, adaptation, or application of teaching innovations in
the classroom. The SoTL Fellows work closely with members of the
SoTL Associates Committee, which sponsors workshops and informational
sessions structured around the interests and needs of the
Fellows. The Fellows are also encouraged to work closely with
one another; to provide an informal support network for their
own cohort, as well as future generations of SoTL Fellows. The
idea is to not only support individual projects annually,
but to develop a growing base of innovative instructors
campus-wide. The goal is excellence in teaching and
learning, and the SoTL Program is a unique, enriching, and
rewarding means to that end.
For information regarding the SoTL Fellows
Program, Carnegie Academy
for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning affiliation,
CASTL Leadership, or the CSTL, please contact
Smentkowski, CSTL Faculty Associate.