The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) is increasingly important within post-secondary education. By using systematic, deliberate and methodological inquiry into teaching, we can make a measurable improvement in the quality and efficiency of programs and deliver excellent student learning experiences.
SoTL is also a key component for promotion and tenure for Educational Leadership Stream faculty. UBC Okanagan has existing programs to support SoTL, including ALT-2040 and teaching excellence awards. In partnership with the Institute of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) at UBC Vancouver, the Centre for Teaching and Learning at UBC Okanagan is funding a pilot program to provide access to the SoTL Seed Grants.
SoTl Seed Program
The SoTL Seed Program provides those interested in exploring the impact of their pedagogical choices with graduate research specialists, collegial collaborations, and limited funding. Since program inception in 2014, an average of 45% of applications have been accepted every year.
All UBC faculty and staff are invited to apply. Priority is given to full-time faculty members, those who teach at the undergraduate level, and those who have not had an active SoTL Seed project in the last 12 months. The deadline for applications is May 22, 2023.
SoTl linkage grants
The SoTL Linkage Grants have been established to enable the synthesis, exploration and high-impact dissemination of interdisciplinary SoTL research. This pilot funding program supports the formation of interdisciplinary teams of SoTL researchers inquiring into fundamental questions in higher education that benefit from investigation in multiple pedagogical and curricular contexts.
The SoTL Linkage Grants are open to interdisciplinary teams led by tenure-track faculty members (research or educational leadership) at UBC’s Vancouver campus, co-applicants can be tenure-track members from the Okanagan and/or Vancouver campus and/or other higher education institutions.
Thank you in advance for your support in encouraging colleagues to apply for these opportunities.
Associate Provost, Academic Programs, Teaching and Learning