Mapping SoTL Across Canada

By: Genevieve Newton

We wanted to remind everyone about the survey that is being conducted by SoTL Canada in order to “map” SoTL activities taking place across the country.

If you haven’t already done so, and if you are a faculty or staff at a college or university in Canada, we would encourage you to participate. The survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete and can be found at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8NJGWZH

We have extended the survey deadline to January 15th, 2018. You can still complete the survey if you are not currently involved in SoTL currently, but were in the past. And, please note that SoTL activities here are defined very broadly, and range from actively being engaged in SoTL research projects to attending SoTL presentations and reading SoTL literature.

At the end of the survey, you will be asked whether you would you be interested in participating in a SoTL Canada Peer Mentoring Program. This is an initiative that SoTL Canada has been exploring for the last year, and we need input from our members regarding interest before we move forward, so we have linked the two surveys (Mapping SoTL and Peer Mentoring) together in order to try to avoid over-contacting people. If you answer YES to this question, you will be brought to a new survey website where you will be asked a few questions about your interests in a Peer Mentoring Program and will have the option to provide your name and email address. For participants who choose to provide this information, it will ONLY be associated with the SoTL Canada Peer Mentorship Program survey, and will not be linked to the Mapping SoTL survey in any way. In this way, the Mapping SoTL survey is completely anonymous, even if you provide contact information for the SoTL Canada Peer Mentorship Program. Clicking on the survey link in this post will not reveal your identity to researchers.

If you would like more information, or have any questions, about the survey, please contact Dr. Janice Miller Young (SoTL Canada Past Chair) at milleryo@ualberta.ca or Dr. Genevieve Newton (SoTL Canada Vice Chair) at newton@uoguelph.ca.

This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Alberta.

Happy Holidays to All!

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