Kennesaw State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Resources

Below are examples of approved IRB applications for SoTL projects. Thank you to the faculty members who graciously shared their work! For more examples, and for tips on preparing your application, see this excellent resource curated by Illinois State University:

Below is a list of activities that promote micro- and macro-metacognition within various assignments and throughout the semester. 

Thank you to Dr. Christine Ziegler, Director and Chair of the Institutional Review Board, for assisting with the preparation of this page. To submit an application, visit For questions about the IRB process, please contact or call (470) 578-6407. They are here to help!


Here are some great examples of published KSU faculty SoTL projects:

These excellent sites list dozens of scales that measure different aspects of the student experience.

Below are some helpful resources addressing ethics in SoTL. See also CETL's FAQs for SoTL IRB Proposals and Sample SoTL IRB Proposals.

The following resources are helpful for those who want to include students as partners in SoTL.

Below are some excellent resources addressing SoTL and institutional change:

SoTL Champions: Leveraging their Lessons Learned (Marcketti, VanDerZanden, & Leptien, 2015):

Growing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through Institutional Culture Change (Ginsberg & Bernstein, 2011):

It can be challenging for faculty with limited knowledge of the science of teaching and learning to situate their SoTL studies within a theoretical framework. Fortunately, there are several resources on the science of teaching and learning written for those outside of the discipline. Here are some places to start:

Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M. C., & Norman, M. K. (2010). How learning works: 7 research-based principles for smart teaching (1st ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Below are resources for different disciplinary approaches to SoTL:

Divan, A., Ludwig, L., Matthews, K., Motley, P., & Tomljenovic-Berube, A. (2017). Survey of research approaches utilized in the scholarship of teaching and learning publications. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 5(2).