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Friday, June 19 • 8:30am - 9:15am
CON10.12 - Writing and publishing your scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)

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This 45-minute workshop will support participants in “tuning in” to the common issues that scholars of teaching and learning often encounter when writing up their SoTL inquiries for publication. Informed by the literature (Bernstein, 2011; Chick et al. 2014; Christopher, 2013; Smith, 2013) and their own experience as authors, reviewers and editors, the co-presenters will discuss important considerations in publishing SoTL work including breadth and appropriateness of literature review, clarity of methodology and methods, linking evidence and claims, and considering disciplinary-specific vs. general or interdisciplinary journals on teaching. These considerations will be actively explored in facilitated group discussions of case studies. This session will be of value to scholars who are new to SoTL inquiry, scholars who are relatively new to publishing in this field, and faculty developers who are facilitating SoTL at their institutions. 


Bernstein, J.L. (2011). Identifying high quality SoTL research: a perspective from a reviewer. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 5(1).

Chick, N.L., Cornell-Swanson, L., Lazarides, K., & Meyers, R. (2014) Reconciling Apples & Oranges: A Constructivist SoTL Writing Program. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8(2).

Christopher, A. N. (2013). Navigating the Minefields of Publishing. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 136, 85-99. 

Smith, R. A. (2013). Tell a Good Story Well: Writing Tips. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 136, 73-83.

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Elizabeth Marquis

McMaster University
Beth Marquis is an Assistant Professor in the Arts & Science Program and the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL).
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Shannon Murray

University of Prince Edward Island
Shannon Murray is a professor of Renaissance Literature at UPEI, a 3M National Teaching Fellow (2001), and the Coordinator of the 3M NTF. For the past 15 years, she has facilitated the Faculty Development Summer Institute on Active Learning.
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Janice Miller-Young (Mount Royal University)

Director, Institute for SoTL, Mount Royal University

Friday June 19, 2015 8:30am - 9:15am PDT
Cypress 1 Room

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