Author Archives: Newton, Genevieve

SoTL Advocacy: On the Extraordinary Gift of Networks

By: Nicola Simmons The SoTL Advocacy group has mapped out some areas for focus – and one of our first was to create ‘speaking points’ and other such materials that would allow us to address peers, administrators, and politicians with … Continue reading

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Exploring the space of SoTL projects

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By: Ido Roll (@hummus_monster), Andrea Han, Adriana Briseno-Garzon, and Sarah Perez SoTL frameworks are like toothbrushes.  Everyone has one but nobody wants to use someone else’s. The University of British Columbia (UBC) has a very active SoTL landscape, including a … Continue reading

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SoTL Commons Conference Reviewers

This message is posted on behalf of Dr. Diana Sturges, SoTL Commons Conference Chair. Dear past members of the SoTL Commons Review Board, SoTL Commons is a celebrating its 10th birthday this year and we could not have done it without … Continue reading

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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Canada: Institutional Impact New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 146

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Nicola Simmons, Editor Two years ago, SoTL Canada posted an invitation to submit institutional case study chapters to provide examples and evidence of the ways in which post-secondary institutions in Canada have developed and sustained programs around the Scholarship of … Continue reading

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oCUBE: SoTL and the Ontario Consortium of Undergraduate Biology Educators

Tamara Kelly1 and Fiona Rawle2 1Dept. of Biology, York University 2Dept. of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have … Continue reading

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SoTL Canada Special Session at STLHE 2016: Effecting Change Through SoTL Mentorship: A Collaborative Opportunity

Janice Miller-Young, Deborah Kiceniuk, Victoria Chen, Genevieve Newton In this special session, the SoTL Canada executive proposed a SoTL Canada Mentorship Program as an upcoming initiative. In member feedback to the 2014 SoTL Canada Membership Survey, mentoring opportunities of interest included being connected … Continue reading

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SoTL Canada AGM Minutes, June 24th 2016

The SoTL Canada AGM was held at the STLHE conference in London on June 24th, 2016. The following are the minutes from the meeting. Welcome and introductions (Janice Miller Young) Explanation of transition from SIG to constituency Motion to begin … Continue reading

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Opening Doors for Students to Discover and Continue to Uncover SoTL

By: Launa Gauthier Doctoral student at the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University and Educational Development Associate at Queen’s University Centre for Teaching and Learning Door #1: An Introduction to SoTL  At the beginning of graduate school, when anyone asked … Continue reading

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Invitation to SoTL Canada Annual General Meeting and Special Session

As you are no doubt aware, the STLHE annual conference will be held in London, Ontario June 21st – 24th, 2016. There are many exciting sessions, events and activities planned across these four days, as participants explore the conference theme … Continue reading

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Advocating for Scholarship on Teaching and Learning: A Voyage of Discovery

By: Nicola Simmons, SoTL Canada Founding Chair In the proposal for the upcoming New Directions for Teaching and Learning special issue on “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Canada: Institutional Impact” (release summer 2016) I wrote: In the Canadian … Continue reading

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