Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Researchers

Abigail McMeekin

As part of my ongoing research in the area of scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), a specialized kind of research that examines teaching processes and their effect on learning, I worked on a Teaching Development Fund project entitled: “Flipped Japanese classroom,” which was awarded in Spring 2016. Setting the stage to examine the effect of flipped classrooms on language learning in the Japanese as a foreign language classroom, I created approximately 22 interactive tutorial videos for the purpose of teaching JPNS 1000 level students writing (hiragana, katakana, kanji), grammar and listening outside of class.

Janay Nugent

My first presentation was in May 2013 when I presented at “Teaching Day” at the University of Lethbridge.

  • This paper, “An Experiment with Paper Feedback: graduate tutors, peer review, and the witch-hunts in early modern Europe.” Was co-presented by MA students William Doberstein and Anne Holden.

My next foray into SOTL was through the LEE (Learning Environment Evaluation) project which evaluated classroom space on campus. As an instructor, I was a research subject. Being involved in this SOTL project raised my awareness about the importance of collecting data on my teaching practices.

Michelle Hogue

Michelle did a great deal of work regarding starting the conversations about indigenization and decolonization in the classroom. Her work on Bridging Cultures is of great importance. Below is some of the work in which she has been involved.

This video is from a summer camp we offered with community to engage Aboriginal grade 8 and 9 students in science and mathematics. These were students labelled “less likely to succeed” yet they did amazing things when it “made sense to them”. This was another pilot from a three-year program I ran in community engage youth in science but importantly to complete high school so they had the opportunity to enter into post-secondary education. From that project 85% went to post-secondary.

  • Hogue, M. & BruisedHead, A. (2015). Bridging Cultures: Mapping Your Destination with Science, Mathematics & Technology (SMT).

Tom Perks

Dr. Tom Perks is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Kinesiology in 1997 and 1999 from the University of Western Ontario. In 2005, he received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Waterloo. His research interests include volunteerism and community participation, sport and physical activity, social inequality, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. All of these interests are grounded in his ongoing interests in statistics, which form the foundation of his work

Shelly Wismath

I have taught at the U of L for many years, including 20 years in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, and for the last 8 years I’ve taught Liberal Education courses. In math I was always interested in how to teach process as much as, or more than, or in addition to, content. I now teach courses on Quantitative Reasoning (or Numeracy, Quantitative Literacy) and Problem Solving, and in general am interested in how to guide students in the development of thinking skills of all kinds.

Resources, Conferences and More

ISSOTL 2018 - International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Bergen, Norway
October 24-27, 2018

E-Learn 2018 - World Conference on E-Learning
Las Vegas, USA
October 15-18, 2018

Mount Royal University Institute of Teaching and Learning 2016 Symposium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
November 2018

2018 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching: Students as Creators, Drivers, Innovators, and Collaborators
Calgary, Alberta

Call for proposals is due December 1st


The Teaching Centre is currently accepting applications for the Teaching and Learning Conference Travel Fund. Please check this page for a list of other conferences that are pre-approved.

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Canada)

International Society of Teaching and Learning

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annotated Literature Database
Here you’ll find helpful summaries of key literature that will support your practice or research in postsecondary teaching and learning.

Ethics in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
This Taylor Institute Guide (University of Calgary) takes the researcher through the essentials of the Canadian standards for ethical practice in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

Nancy Chick's website from Vanderbilt Society for Teaching
Nancy Chick is an Assistant Director at the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching.

Michigan State University Academic Advancement Network SoTL resources

University of Central Florida
This resource looks at kinds of different types of SoTL projects.

Jean and Alexander Heard Library
A listing of SoTL journals

A Light on Teaching Magazine
An annual magazine published by the Teaching Centre at the University of Lethbridge. The magazine focuses on teaching and learning in higher education at the UofL.

Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal
TD facilitates the multi-disciplinary intellectual debate and inquiry, exchange of ideas, actions, and results of innovative and professional practice in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Mountainrise: the International Journal of Teaching and Learning
Mountain Rise, an open, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal, is published twice a year by the Coulter Faculty Commons for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Western Carolina University.

Teaching and Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL journal
Published twice annually, TLI features original research and commentary on SoTL. TLI publishes insightful research, theory, commentary, and other scholarly works that document or facilitate investigations of teaching and learning in higher education. These may include empirical and interpretive investigations, theoretical analyses, thought-provoking essays, or works employing other genres.