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SoTL and the IRB: Frequently Asked Questions

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!


Area of Focus: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Tag: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Examples of SoTL from KSU Faculty

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:

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SoTL Listserv

"KSU-SoTL" Listserv:

The purpose of this listserv is to provide communication related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, also known in some disciplines as pedagogical research or discipline-based educational research. This listserv will disseminate information about SoTL workshops and funding opportunities at CETL as well as helpful SoTL resources.To join, compose a new email, and in the TO field, enter the following:

Area of Focus: Tag: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


KSU part-time faculty members have access through OwlTrain to a large variety of training sessions provided by the university to all faculty and staff. These trainings focus on a variety of topics, tools, etc. For example, there are currently trainings on how to use D2L (from the basics to advanced uses), VoiceThread, SoftChalk, and many more teaching and technology tools. There are also trainings in how to use Adobe products, Microsoft Office products, and more. Most of these trainings are provided at no cost and may be face-to-face at a scheduled time or virtual and available 24/7.

Area of Focus: Part-Time Faculty Tag: Part-Time Faculty

Ways to Increase Course Evaluation Response Rates

There are several ways you can increase your response rate for your online course evaluations (Adams, 2012; Hoel & Dahl, 2018; Nulty, 2008). Some suggestions for instructors include:

Area of Focus: Documenting Teaching Effectiveness Tag: Documenting Teaching Effectiveness