Want to start your SoTL journey? Support others engaging in SoTL?

Join our George Mason SoTL Cohort!

Fill out the following survey to indicate your interest and help us identify times to meet this Spring 2023 semester:

Upcoming Opportunities

Jan. 18th, 2023, 12 PM

Introduction to SoTL

Mar. 21st, 2023 11:30 AM

SoTL Reading Group

Register here

Topic: Investigating student collaboration in an introductory STEM class through a mixed method study (article here)

Apr. 12, 2023, 12 PM

SoTL and the IRB

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Q&A session with a representative from Mason’s IRB to help you think about proposing human subjects research

May TBD, 2022

SoTL Project Planning Retreat

Join us down for a half-day workshop to finalize your project plan and IRB application.

Meet with us!

Breana Bayraktar and Sophia Abbot are available for one-on-one meetings this semester to discuss your SoTL ideas, offer support and feedback, and answer your lingering SoTL questions. Schedule a meeting here:

Sophia Abbot
Breana Bayraktar

Learn about SoTL and share your work!

Attend or present at GMU’s annual Innovations in Teaching and Learning (ITL) conference (held the last week in September). The conference is when the Mason community, and others from the DMV area, come together to exchange teaching and learning ideas, practices, and SoTL work. There are opportunities for you to learn about getting started in SoTL, as well as a variety of ways to share your SoTL work (whether it is an idea in your head or full project results to present). Be sure to attend the SoTL Lightning Talk Showcase Session at ITL—consistently the most popular session after the keynote speaker address!

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest university-wide opportunities?

Want to know what’s going on and what other people are doing? Sign up for the Stearns Center’s newsletter to receive information about workshops and other opportunities that could support your SoTL work.