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: https://sotl.illinoisstate.edu/resources/research//
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 https://research.kennesaw.edu/irb/index.php. For questions about the IRB process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (470) 578-6407. They are here to help!
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.