Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

In 1998, under the leadership of President Lee S. Shulman, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the American Association of Higher Education initiated a program to promote scholarly approaches to teaching and learning. Based on Ernest Boyer’s expansion of scholarship to include inquiry into teaching (Scholarship Reconsidered 1990), this national SOTL initiative had at least three primary objectives: 1) to improve the learning of all students, 2) to advance the profession and practice of teaching, and 3) to recognize and reward this kind of inquiry in ways afforded to other forms of scholarly work in higher education. To those ends, CASTL sponsors three tiers of SOTL engagement by working with individual faculty, scholarly societies, and cluster campuses.

SOTL invites us to: