Research Program, Presentations and Contributions to SoTL Organizations
Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Program for Innovation and Collaborative Inquiry
Grant applications have been extended to April 24, 2019
The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is pleased to advise that applications for the following grants will be open March 1, 2019 and due April 24, 2019. We are excited to announce that two new grants will be available for application this year, namely, the Essential Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant (up to $5,000 for one year) and Special Topics Grants (from $1,500 to $3,000 for a one year term) representing partnerships across Mount Royal University.
2019 TransCanada Collaborative Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant
Through a generous donation from the TransCanada Corporation, the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning supports and facilitates collaborative research projects on program-level, discipline-level, and interdisciplinary topics.
Collaborative Inquiry Grants are designated for collaborative teaching and learning inquiry projects that go beyond an inquiry related to teaching and learning in a single class.
Some examples of collaborative inquiries include, but are not limited to, inquiries about teaching and learning that will:
- be investigated in multiple courses and/or sections in a department or program (e.g. studying student learning over a series of courses),
- be investigated in courses from different programs and faculties (e.g. studying undergraduate research skills development in courses from a variety of disciplines),
- be investigated in courses from multiple contexts (e.g. studying the effect of a certain pedagogy at institutions with varying class sizes),
- have a student as a co-investigator (a senior student collaborating to design/conduct a study in a lower-level class),
- require the expertise of a variety of co-investigators due to the size and scope of the project (e.g. a technical writing expert collaborating to study student writing skills development in science.
Collaborative scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects may apply for funding of up to $10,000 - $20,000 over a two-year period. A limited number of grants will be awarded in each funding cycle. See the application guidelines below for details. If you are uncertain whether or not your proposed project meets the criteria, please contact Michelle Yeo, Academic Director, Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to explore possibilities.
For addition information, please click on TransCanada Collaborative Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants Criteria.
2019 Undergraduate Student Dissemination Grants
The Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University is pleased to sponsor a call for applications for 2019 Undergraduate Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Dissemination Grants. This grant is designated to permit student researchers to join their faculty supervisor at a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) or disciplinary education conference to present their SoTL findings.
For additional information, click on the following link Undergraduate Student Dissemination Grants Criteria.
2019 Essential Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants
The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning supports classic scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects that investigate innovative pedagogies, student learning, or other aspects of teaching and learning in a single class or related courses.
Essential SoTL investigators may apply for funding of up to $5,000 over a one-year period. A limited number of grants will be awarded in each funding cycle. See the application guidelines below for details. If you would like guidance about your project, or the criteria, please contact Michelle Yeo, Academic Director of the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to explore possibilities.
For additional information, please click on Essential Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant Criteria.
2019 Special Topics Grants
We are excited to announce these new grants representing partnerships across Mount Royal University (MRU), designed to support scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research in specific areas of enquiry in the form of $1,500 - $3,000 seed grants intended to inspire scholarship in the following areas. Applications are due April 1, 2019.
SoTL in Community Service Learning
In collaboration with the Office of Teaching and Learning, the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is accepting proposals for SoTL related to Community Service Learning (CSL) in courses and programs at MRU. Such scholarship is aimed at understanding and assessing the impact of CSL on student learning and the communities who welcome our students.
SoTL in Indigenization
In collaboration with the Office of Academic Indigenization, the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is accepting proposals for SoTL related to Indigenization processes within classrooms or curriculum at MRU, understanding and furthering MRU’s efforts in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Call to Action and MRU’s Indigenous Strategic Plan.
SoTL in Riddell Active Learning Spaces
In collaboration with the Library and the Academic Development Centre, the Institute for SoTL is accepting proposals for SoTL related to the utilization of the unique active learning spaces within the Riddell Library and Learning Centre to support innovative teaching.
For additional information, please click on Special Topics Grants Criteria.
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Larsen, D. S., Rusay, R., Belford, R., Kennepohl, D., Bennett, D., Soult, A., McCollum, B., Keasler, S., Halpern, J., Soderberg, T., Kosti, K., Stockwell, W. R.; Haas, K., Morsch, L. A. (2017). Come join the party!: Recent progress of the community based LibreTexts (neé ChemWiki) Project. Comm. Comp. Chem. Educ. News., Spring 2017, Paper 5. https://confchem.ccce.divched.org/2017SpringCCCENLP5
Manarin, K. (2017). Reading the stories of teaching and learning--ISSOTL 2016 opening keynote. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 5(1). doi: 10.20343/5.1.13.
Sweeney, T., West, D., Groessler, A., Haynie, A. Higgs, B., Macaulay, J., Mercer-Mapstone, L., Yeo, M. (2017). Where’s the transformation? Unlocking the potential of technology-enhanced assessment. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 5(1), 1-13.
Yeo, M. (2016). Decoding the disciplines as a hermeneutic practice. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 150, 49-62.
Yeo, M., Lafave, M., Westbrook, K., McAllistar, J., Valdez, D., & Eubank, B. (2016). Impact of decoding work within a professional program. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No.150, 87-96.
Bloch-Schulman, S., Wharton Comkling, S., Linkon, S., Manarin, K., & Perkins, K. (2016). Asking Bigger Questions: An Invitation to Further Conversation. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, the ISSOTL Journal, 4(1). Available at http://tlijournal.com/tli/index.php/TLI/article/view/132
Boman, J., Currie, G., MacDonald, R., Miller-Young, J., Yeo, M. & Zettel, S. (2016). Overview of decoding across the disciplines. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 150, 13-18.
Currie, G. (2016). Conscious connections: Phenomenology and decoding the disciplines. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 150, 37-48.
Jaarsma, Ada S. (2016). Design, disability and play: The animal politics of education. Gender and Education, 28(2), 195-212.
Kostouros, P., Wenzel, J. (2016). Depictions of suffering in the post-secondary classroom. Traumatology: An International Journal, 4(12). dx.doi.org/10.1037/trm0000110
Lafave, M.R., Bergeron, G., Orecchio, E., Peeler, J., Streed, K., Elliot, J., Parr, K., McKenzie, K., Valdez, D., Klassen, C., & DeMont, R. (2016). Consensus statements from the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) Education Task Force. Athletic Training Education Journal, 11(1).
Lafave, M.R., Yeo, M., Westbrook, K., Valdez, D., Eubank, B., & McAllister, J. (2016). Content validation of Athletic Therapy Clinical Presentations in Canada. Athletic Training Education Journal.
MacDonald, R. (2016). Intuitions, instincts, and intercultural crossings: Decoding disciplinary identities. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 150, 63-74.
Manarin, K. (2016). Interpreting undergraduate research posters in the literature classroom. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, the ISSOTL Journal, 4(1). Available at http://tlijournal.com/tli/index.php/TLI/article/view/128/80
Manarin, K. and Abrahamson, E. (2016) Troublesome knowledge of SoTL. International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 10(2), Article 2. doi: 10.20429/ijsotl.2016.100202.
Manarin, K., McGrath, A., & Carey, M. (2016). Original undergraduate research in classroom contexts: Student perceptions of a scaffolded approach. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 9, 35-42.
McCollum, B. (2016). Improving academic reading in chemistry through flipping with an open education digital textbook. In Schultz, M., Holme, T. (eds.) Technology and Assessment Strategies for Improving Student Learning in Chemistry. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society Symposium Series. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2016-1235.ch002
McCollum, B. (2016). Situated science Learning for higher level learning with mobile devices. In Kennepohl, D. (ed.) Teaching Science Online: Practical Guidance for Effective Instruction and Lab Work. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing. https://sty.presswarehouse.com/books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=393126
McCollum, B., Larsen, D. (2016). ChemWiki: MRU CHEM 1202 OER Textbook. Retrieved from https://chem.libretexts.org/LibreTexts/Mount_Royal_University/Chem_1202
McCollum, B., Sepulveda, A. (student), & Moreno, Y. (student). (2016). Representational technologies and learner problem solving strategies in chemistry. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 4(2), doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.4.2.10
McGrath, A. & Atkinson-Leadbeater, K. (2016). Instructor comments on student writing: Learner response to electronic written feedback. Transformative Dialogues, 8(3). Available at http://www.kpu.ca/sites/default/files/Transformative%20Dialogues/TD.8.3.4_McGrath%26%20Atkinson-Leadbeater_Learner_Response_to_Electronic_Feedback.pdf
Miller-Young, J. (2016). How did I get here?: Reflections on learning from multidisciplinary communities of practice. Transformative Dialogues, 9(1).
Miller-Young, J., & Boman, J. (Eds). (2016). Using the decoding the disciplines framework for learning across disciplines. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Miller-Young, J. & Boman, J. (2016). Uncovering ways of thinking, practicing and being through decoding across the disciplines. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 150, 19-36.
Miller-Young, J., & Boman, J. (2016). Learning from decoding across disciplines and within communities of practice. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 150, 97-102.
Miller-Young, J., Yeo, M., Manarin, K., Carey, M., & Zimmer, J. (2016). SoTL2: inquiring into the impact of inquiry. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 246, 55-62.
O'Connor, K. (2016). A pedagogy of place: Promoting relational knowledge in science teacher education. Teacher Learning and Professional Development, 1(1).
Szabo, J., Jakubec, S.L., & Janzen, K.J. (2016). Quiet lampshade in the corner? Exploring fourth year nursing students' narratives of transition to professional practice. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, 2(1).
Pettit, J., Rathburn, M., Calvert, V. Lexier, R., Underwood, M., Gleeson, J. & Dean, Y. (2016). Building bridges from the decoding interview to teaching practice. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 150, 75-86.
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Yeo, M., & Hewitt, S. (2017). The switch: Who teaches, who learns? A teaching professor and an educational developer transform their roles. Transformative Dialogues, 10(1), 1-11.
Yeo, M., Lafave, M., Westbrook, K., Valdez, D., Eubank, B., & McAllistar, J. (2016). Curricular change: Deepening professional community. Transformative Dialogues, 9(1).
Finch, D., Peacock, J., Lazdowski, D., & Hwang, M. (2015). Managing emotions: A case study exploring the relationship between experiential learning, emotions, and student performance. The International Journal of Management Education, 13(1), 23-36.
Haney, Sally. 2015. Interrogating our past practice as we scale the walls of the box we call journalism education. In Toward 2020: New Directions in Journalism Education, edited by Gene Allen, Stephanie Craft, Christopher Waddell, and Mary Lynn Young, 64-81. Toronto: Ryerson Journalism Research Centre.
Guglietti, M. (2015). Exploring students' articulation of value in a social research methods class: Towards a phenomenography of value making. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, the ISSOTL Journal, 3(2), 3-17. Available at: http://tlijournal.com/tli/index.php/TLI/article/view/77
Jaarsma, A. S. (2015). On being taught. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(2), 6. Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1186&context=cjsotl_rcacea
Jaarsma, A.S., Kinaschuk, K., & Xing, L. (2015). Kierkegaard, Despair and the possibility of education: Teaching existentialism existentially. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 1-17.
Manarin, K., Carey, M., Rathburn, M. & Ryland, G. (2015). Critical reading in higher education: Academic goals and social engagement. Indiana University Press. Available at: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=807689
Miller-Young, J. & Yeo, M. (2015). Conceptualizing and communicating SoTL: A framework for the field. Teaching and Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal, 3(2), 37-53. Available at: http://tlijournal.com/tli/index.php/TLI/article/view/96
Miller-Young, J., Dean, Y., Rathburn, M., Pettit, J., Underwood, M., Gleeson, J., Lexier, R., Calvert, V., & Clayton, P. (2015). Decoding ourselves: An Inquiry into faculty learning about peciprocity in service-learning. Michigan Journal of Service Learning, 22(1), 32-47. Available through MRU Institutional Repository
Rathburn, M.K. (2015). Building connections through contextualized learning in an undergraduate course on scientific and mathematical literacy. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 9(1), 11. Available at http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol9/iss1/11/
McGrath, A. L. (2014). Content, affective, and behavioral challenges to learning: Students’ experiences learning statistics. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8(2), 6.
McGrath, A. L. (2014). Just checking in the effect of an office hour meeting and learning reflection in an introductory statistics course. Teaching of Psychology, 41(1), 83-87. Available at http://top.sagepub.com/content/41/1/83.short
MacMillan, M. E. (2014). Fostering the integration of information literacy and journalism practice: a long-term study of journalism students. Journal of Information Literacy, 8(2), 3-22. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/8.2.1941
Sterenberg, G., & O'Connor, K. (2014). Strangers becoming critical friends: Teacher candidates' experiences of communities of practice. In Garbett, D., & Owens, A. (Eds) 10th International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices, p. 195-197. The University of Auckland: Auckland, New Zealand.
Healey, R.L., Bass, T., Caulfield, J., Hoffman, A., McGinn, M.K., Miller‐Young, J., & Haigh, M. (2013). Being ethically minded: Practicing the scholarship of teaching and learning in an ethical manner. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, The ISSoTL Journal, 1(2), 23‐32. Available at: http://tlijournal.com/tli/index.php/TLI/article/view/47
McGrath, A. L. (2013). Reader's response: Describing and analyzing quantitative data. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7(1), 22.
Miller-Young, J. (2013). Calculations and expectations: How engineering students describe three-¬dimensional forces. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 4(1). Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1147&context=cjsotl_rcacea
Nickel, J. (2013). Formative assessment and syntheses in reflection journals. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 6(3), 1-16
Simmons, N., Abrahamson, E., Deshler, J. M., Kensington-Miller, B., Manarin, K., Morón-García, S., Oliver, C., & Renc-Roe, J. (2013). Conflicts and configurations in a liminal space: SoTL scholars' identity development. Teaching and Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal, 1(2), 9-21
Vaughan, N. (2013). Investigating how digital technologies can support a triad-approach for student assessment in higher education. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 39(3), n3. Available at: http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1029324
Manarin, K. (2012). Reading value student choice in reading strategies. Pedagogy, 12(2), 281-297.
McGrath, A. L. (2012). Personal reflection: An early introduction to SoTL and the shaping of an academic career. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(2), 29
Willson, R. (2012). Independent searching during one-shot information literacy instruction sessions: Is it an effective use of time?. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 7(4), 52-67.
ISSOTL Annual Conference - Melbourne, Australia
Janice Miller-Young Boundary Crossing and Troublesomeness: Experiences of Scholars in a SoTL Development Program
Karen Manarin SoTL: Lost in Translation?
David Pace, Janice Miller-Young, Michelle Yeo, Manie Moolman, Jennifer Clark, Adrian Jones, Anette Wilkinson, Deirdre van Jaarsveldt Communities of Decoding: Using the Decoding the Disciplines paradigm to create faculty learning communities on three continents
Karen Manarin Scaffolded Research: Student Attitudes and Student Achievement
Kevin O'Connor Developing a Sense of Place: Engagement through School and Community Partnerships
Michelle Yeo Phenomenology of Surprise in a SoTL Scholars' Program
STLHE - Vancouver
Genevieve Currie, Janice Miller-Young, Jennifer Boman, Michelle Yeo, Ron MacDonald, Stephanie Zettel Tuning in on Tacit Knowledge
Symposium on SoTL - Banff
Contributions to SoTL Organizations
Michelle Yeo, Academic Director, Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- President Elect, ISSOTL
Miriam Carey (2009 Nexen Scholar):
- Associate Editor, CJSOTL
Margy MacMillan (2012 Nexen Scholar):
- Publications Advisory Committee of ISSOTL
- Budget Advisory Committee of ISSOTL
- Conference Convenings Committee of ISSOTL
- ISSOTL 2017 Conference Organizing Committee
Karen Manarin (2009 Nexen Scholar):
- Regional Vice President (Canada), ISSOTL
- ISSOTL 2017 Conference Organizing Committee