Welcome to our SoTL Collaboratory!

A group of educational developers from a few institutions in Virginia (GMU, UVA, VA Tech, JMU, VCU, and UMW) have formed what we are calling the SoTL Collaboratory. The SoTL Collaboratory is currently a regional community of practice (CoP) for faculty developers that engage and support faculty doing SoTL work and projects at their institutions. The project is funded in part by a grant from 4-VA.

The main SoTL Collaboratory project goal is to build a regional community of practice for faculty developers at Virginia institutions who offer programming to support SoTLers at their institution. Our members meet regularly in which we exchange ideas and resources, contribute to a regional SoTL support model repository, give feedback on the strategic plans for SoTL at our institutions (that we are each developing), and explore ways that we can “share” the workload in the future through offering cross-institutional SoTL programming for our faculty.

We also offered one of the “Post” POD Conference Workshops in January 2021, “Creating a Strategic Plan for SoTL at Your Institution“—our goal was that attendees left the workshop with a solid draft of their strategic plans with peer feedback from several people.

For more ways to connect with the SoTL Collaboratory, please visit our connect page.

Founding SoTL Collaboratory Members

Laura Lukes, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Teaching Excellence, Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, George Mason University

SoTL Collaboratory Director, contact at thesotlcollaboratory@gmail.com

Liesl Baum, Ph.D., Associate Director for Professional Development, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Virginia Tech

Ed Brantmeier, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Scholarship Programs, Center for Faculty Innovation, James Madison University

Kim Case, Ph.D., Director of Faculty Success in the Office of the Provost, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence & Faculty Success, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kim Filer, Ph.D., Director, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Virginia Tech

Dayna Henry, Ph.D., Coordinator of Student Research and Faculty Associate for Scholarship, Center for Faculty Innovation, James Madison University

Jessica Taggart, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia

Melissa Wells, Ph.D., Faculty Fellow, Center for Teaching, University of Mary Washington

Lindsay Wheeler, Ph.D., Assistant Director of STEM Education Initiatives & Assistant Professor, General Faculty, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia

Graduate Research Assistants

Jessica Dauterive, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University
SoTL Collaboratory Web Editor (2020-2021)

Sharrell Hassell-Goodman, Ph.D. Student, Higher Education Program, George Mason University
SoTL Collaboratory Data and Analysis

Liliana Ferrufino, Master’s Student, School Psychology Program, James Madison University