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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:

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:

Glover, E. M., & Lauzon, O. (2018). Using a contrast illusion to teach principles of neural processing. Journal of undergraduate neuroscience education : JUNE : a publication of FUN, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience17(1), A81–A88. Available at:

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

A Call for Expanding Inclusive Student Engagement in SoTL
Article by Peter Felten and others
from Teaching and Learning Inquiry Volume 1 Issue 2 (2013)
Available via KSU's Library from a KSU account: Permalink

Gurung, Regan A. R. and Schwartz, Beth M. (2010) "Riding the Third Wave of SoTL," International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 4: No. 2, Article 5.
Available at:

Hutchings, Huber, and Ciccone (2011) suggested four areas of institutional impact of SoTL
1. Improving Teaching and Student Learning
2. Professional Growth and Faculty Development
3. Assessment
4. Valuing and Evaluating Teaching

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.

Huball, H., & Clarke, A. (2010). Diverse methodological approaches and considerations for SoTL in higher education. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 2.
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