Find SoTL

Find SoTL

The SoTL program at IUB can be found online, on campus, and beyond.  Below you will find opportunities to engage with us and the broader network of SoTL scholars nationally.

Find SoTL Online

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Speaker's Series

The speaker's series is one of the hallmarks of the SoTL program at IUB.  Each year we host SoTL scholars both internal to IUB and nationally renowned SoTL scholars in 90 minute active key-note sessions.  Past speakers have included Peter Felton, Jay Howard, Linda Nilson, & Robert Talbert speaking on topics such as using students in SoTL research, engaging class discussion, self-regulated learning, and flipped learning.  For a full list of past speakers and topics, please visit our public archive.

Speaker Archive

Reading Groups

Each fall the SoTL program hosts a faculty reading group on a recently published book related to SoTL. Faculty participants are expected to attend 3-4 meetings over the course of the semester and engage in inter-disciplinary discussion around the reading. All participants receive a complementary copy of the book. Often these reading groups tie to other programming including the speaker's series and the author joins the reading group for one meeting.  Past books have included Creating Self-Regulated Learners (Linda Nilson), Flipped Learning (Robert Talbert), The Spark of Learning (Sarah Rose Cavanagh), and How Learning Works (Susan Ambrose and Colleagues).

Latest Reading

Faculty Learning Communities

Each year, the CITL offers 3 Faculty learning communities or FLCs on a variety of topics. These FLCs run for the academic year and are composed of a small group of interdisciplinary faculty members exploring a topic of shared interest.  The FLC topics for each year are announced in the spring of the previous year. Frequently there will be a topic that is SoTL specific or topics that allow for SoTL work on the topical content.

Current FLCs

Journal Club

If you are looking to engage in reading discussions with faculty, but do not want the commitment of a reading group, consider joining a session of the SoTL journal club.  Each month a journal article is chosen around teaching & learning.  All faculty are invited to read the article and then meet to discuss the article.  Article choices can be found on our social media sites and weekly CITL newsletter.  Read them all or only those that are interesting to you.


Workshops are the hands-on way to learn how to do some aspect of SoTL. Workshops may range from a 60 minute informal brownbag to a multi-day institute. More frequently these are 90 minute sessions on a targeted topic related to SoTL work. They may include topics related to research methodology, developing a SoTL question, or collaborating with others in this work.

CITL Workshops

Connect with Others

There are a number of ways that you can connect individually with others in the SoTL network.