Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Faculty Fellowship

Program Description

The 2018-2019 academic year marked the beginning of the transition from participating in the ESCALA Institute to establishing our SBCC based Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Faculty Fellowship.  Garnered from best practices learned from three years of experience participating in the ESCALA Institute, which specializes in techniques to support LatinX students, especially in STEM, and the work of faculty who lead the Affective Learning Institute (ALI), we are now establishing an SBCC based project to engage faculty in equity-based Scholarship of Teaching and Learning practice.  Following completion of the Affective Learning Institute during which faculty learn a foundational set of skills and tools to support student-centered teaching practices including tools to specifically support LatinX and other underserved student populations, faculty are eligible to begin a SoTL Fellowship. SoTL Fellows are supported by the Title III Federal grant to attend monthly meetings of the SoTL Faculty Inquiry Group (FIG) where Fellows learn the skills necessary to plan, implement, and evaluate an equity-based student success research project over the course of the academic year.  Following the completion of the research project SoTL Fellows are charged with disseminating what they have learned either at the ALI or outside conference, through publication, or through an inservice workshop at SBCC. In addition to the research project, SoTL Fellows will work with our Institutional Research Department to establish an Institutional Review Board (IRB) at SBCC which is required for any research that includes human subjects so the results can be published in academic journals and presented at academic conferences.

Please contact Elizabeth Imhof if you have any questions about the SoTL Fellowship!

Here are a few testimonials of SoTL faculty and how their experiences in the program have affected their teaching practices:

Dr. Cynthia Benelli, Economics Department

Geordie Armstrong, Earth & Planetary Sciences Department

Dr. Justina Buller, History and Environmental Studies Departments