Featured Events:

Researcher Meet & Greet Event: DBER/SoTL 
POSTPONED, date TBD
Join colleagues from across Mason who are engaged in (or interested in) Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) or Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Projects.  This Meet and Greet Event will include opportunities for participants to share research interests and current/future projects, as well as brief presentations on grant proposal development, project design, and IRB compliance support available at Mason (by Office of Research Development, Office of Research Integrity and Assurance, and the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning).  Please register for this event to receive the Zoom link. 

Writing Event: Work on your SoTL/DBER grant proposals, articles, and presentations
POSTPONED, date TBD
Join the Stearns Center and Writing Across the Curriculum for a Faculty Friday SoTL/DBER Write-In Event dedicated to working on your Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) projects.   Think of this as carving out time to get portions of your grant proposals, articles, or conference presentations written (and maybe even submitted!).  The SoTL Collaboratory Director will briefly share SoTL/DBER resources (9-9:10am); and be available to answer questions and give feedback on projects throughout the rest of the event’s “writing time.” Please register for this event to receive the Zoom link. (This event is partially funded by a 4-VA Grant.) 

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Looking for a structured way to get started or make progress on your SoTL project?

Tell us your interest level and SoTL support needs (and option to join our SoTL mailing list)coming soon!

Get help finding grant funding for your SoTL projectcoming soon!

Note: We’re currently planning to pilot a year-long cohort-based program AY2021-2022 and are exploring partnering with Mason’s Office of Research Development to offer grant proposal support sessions and partnering with other Virginia institutions to offer some “how to do SoTL” workshops or writing retreat sessions (to write up all your findings to share with others).

Want to Learn about SoTL or 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!