Structured support and activities to move from a completed SoTL project to writing for publication or presentation. Opportunities include attending a workshop or mini-retreat, joining a SoTL Writing Group, and presenting at the University's annual conference.
SoTL Writing Mini-Retreats
Approximately once per month, Dr. Nancy Chick invites researchers at a writing-heavy stage of a SoTL project to a mini-retreat at the TI. Due to the need for accurate data collection for TI programs, resources earmarked specifically for moving SoTL projects to publication, and limited seating, these sessions are reserved for those working on SoTL writing—i.e., writing up the results of a SoTL project.
SoTL Writing Groups (Ongoing)
SoTL Writing Groups meet semi-regularly for support, feedback, and encouragement on their SoTL manuscript in progress. If you're interested in forming a SoTL writing group (approximately 4 to 7 members) and would like facilitation help, email Nancy Chick (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the name and a one-sentence summary of the SoTL project for each of the group members.
Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching
The University of Calgary's annual Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching provides an opportunity for scholars and practitioners from across the country to share research and best practices for the purpose of facilitating more successful learning experiences. The conference includes a SoTL track to highlight the presentation of SoTL projects. Presenting a SoTL project at a conference is a good way to get preliminary peer review before you submit for publication.