Scholarly Research & Publication

Supporting scholarly research and publication is a critical component of Guttman’s embedded PD approach. To promote evidence-based scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and best practices, enhance quality SoTL research, and create a culture of cross-disciplinary collaboration and collegiality among our full- and part-time faculty, Guttman proudly offers:

Introduction to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

  • Five 3-hour sessions, usually during Fall 1
  • Up to 10 participants – both full- and part-time faculty are eligible

This workshop provides an introduction of SoTL’s purpose, varieties, and processes and guides participants in situating their research in the current scholarly discussion. Participants focus on identifying a national-level conference or publication within the SoTL. Ultimately, faculty aim to generate and submit a well-researched abstract to a conference or a query letter to the editor of a peer-reviewed SoTL journal.

Writing & Submitting Your Journal Article in Six Weeks

  • Twelve 4-hour sessions, meeting twice per week for 6 weeks during Fall 2
  • Up to 10 participants – both full- and part-time faculty are eligible

With each workshop session loosely corresponding to one week in the text Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks, this workshop covers all aspects of academic publishing, from narrowing a topic to submitting an article to an editor. Participants start the workshop with an existing scholarly project in SoTL or the disciplines – conference presentation, dissertation chapter, incomplete, unsubmitted, or rejected article, graduate seminar paper, unpublished data from a completed study, and more. Participants who complete all of the assigned activities aim to produce a scholarly journal article ready to submit for peer review by the end of the workshop.

Pedagogical Research Design

  • Five 3-hour sessions during Spring 1
  • Up to 10 participants – both full- and part-time faculty are eligible; collaborative teams are welcome

This workshop continues the work begun in the Introduction to SoTL workshop by promoting the ability of faculty to evidence the effects of their teaching innovations. Participants learn to:

  • Identify, narrow and simplify the learning problem their pedagogical project will address
  • Contextualize the pedagogical project with a literature review
  • Describe and situate their proposed solution for problem
  • Determine what data and what data-collection methods will evidence success of your project
  • Understand and submit the appropriate IRB protocols for their pedagogical research project(s)