Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program - 2017-2018


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Practicum - 2017-2018

Now accepting inquiries (Please contact us by November 30, 2017)

For consideration to participate in 2017-2018 cohort, please submit this interest form

Primary Contact: Dr. Kimberly Williams,

Secondary Contact: Dr. Colleen McLinn,

We invite graduate instructors for First-Year Writing Seminars, Teaching Assistants for discussion or lab sections, and interested postdoctoral scholars with an idea for a small-scale classroom research project to apply for this professional development experience. Applicants can be in any discipline as long as they have permission from the faculty course leader and an idea for a classroom research project. Both individuals and pairs/small teams may apply for this program.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Practitioners will receive training and support needed to conduct a small-scale classroom research project and present the results in a poster session to the campus community. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a manuscript and will receive a stipend of $500 to support further training and project/travel expenses. They will also become part of a larger cohort of fellows serving as campus-wide leaders in advancing teaching excellence.

Workshops to Support Project Implementation

The program will require participation in four two-hour training meetings during the year of participation and additional individual consultations with the program’s instructor, Dr. Kimberly Williams, as well as public presentation of preliminary design and findings in a campus-wide poster session in June. Exact dates, times, and locations for these meetings are to be determined based on participants’ schedules, and will begin in late fall 2017.

Topic 1: What is Teaching as Research?

Tentative Date: January 26, 2018, 2:30-4:30 pm

How might I think about my Teaching as Research project? What are some methodological possibilities? What do I need to do as far as the Institutional Review Board is concerned? What sources and databases can I use to investigate research that has already been done in this area?

Topic 2: Qualitative Methodology

What qualitative research methods make sense to use in Teaching as Research? What qualitative research methods might be relevant to my interests and how would I use them? 

Topic 3: Quantitative Methodology, Survey Design, and Teaching as Research Project Design

What are some quantitative strategies I might use? How might I conceive of my project? How do I design simple yet meaningful classroom research surveys for use in Qualtrics? How do I analyze my qualitative and quantitative data? 

Topic 4: Data Analysis, Writing Up Results, and Developing Posters

How do I present my results as a compelling poster for the Teaching as Research Conference

June: Teaching as Research Conference

Share your research with the Cornell University community and visiting scholars in a poster symposium lasting approximately 1½ hours.


Now accepting inquiries! (Due date: November 30, 2017 for priority consideration)

Submit interest form

View previous SoTL Practioners and project titles

Co-sponsored by the Cornell University Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
(CU-CIRTL) and the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI)

For questions, contact: Dr. Kimberly Williams (kw299) or Dr. Colleen McLinn (