Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Teaching and Learning Fair 2013
Tuesday April 9, 2013

9:30am - 3:00pm
UC Panorama & Apen Suites

Teaching and Learning Fair

In conjunction with the 2013 Academic Excellence Week activities, CETL announces the SoTL Teaching and Learning Fair for faculty, student affairs professionals, librarians, graduate students and staff interested in sharing their experiences, professional practice, activities, or general ideas related to teaching and learning. As an open celebration of teaching and learning on our campus, fair attendees will have the opportunity to interact with both campus and off campus constituencies who share a commitment to student learning and development.

November 14, 2012 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Candelaria 1375

Formative Peer Observation:
Dialogue and action toward the enhancement of teaching and learning.

SoTL welcomes returning and new participants to join us for a faculty forum session that explores Peer Observation as a proven method for improving and developing teaching and learning, and for gaining new ideas and perspectives that can lead to scholarly reflection and research.   

Peer observation engages faculty in the observation of their colleagues and instructor’s performance through classroom interactions and when conducted appropriately yields mutual benefits for all involved. This session will review research on peer observation at the college level and examine protocols used at other institutions to support peer observations. We will also explore potential for piloting a similar approach amongst those interested at UNC.

This meeting, which will be co-facilitated by Teaching and Learning Fellow, Dr. Robert Reinsvold and Assoc. Director for Faculty Development, Dr. Deborah Romero.   

Reservation preferred,  please contact

December 2011 - SoTL Cohort Breaks for Winter to Prepare Classroom Inquiry

CETL is happy to announce that thirty UNC faculty from colleges across campus have committed to form part of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning cohort. Over the fall semester, faculty in the SoTL cohort have learned how to develop and initiate their own scholarly classroom inquiry, in addition to sharing information, collaborating with colleagues and further focusing on how to improve teaching and student engagement. 

Participants will work over the winter break to refine syllabi and develop a solid plan for conducting their classroom inquiry in the Spring 2012, with a view to presenting preliminary findings at the annual Teaching and Learning Fair in April 2012. 

The next series of meeting will reconvene in January 2012. For more information, please contact Deborah Romero.

SOTL Videos

Institutional Review Board

February 2012
December 2011
November 2011
September 2011


November, 2011

CETL is pleased to extend an invitation for your participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) cohort at the University of Northern Colorado,which will provide you with the opportunity to learn how to develop classroom inquiry within your own courses, and learn different research methods that investigate various pedagogical approaches and issues.

We are offering two (duplicate) lunch sessions, in the next few weeks.

If you are interested in forming part of the SoTL group, please RSVP us at and specify which session you plan to attend:

Wednesday November 2, 2011, 12:00 - 1:15 pm (Video)
Thursday November  10,  11:00 am - 12:15 pm

sotlThis meeting will review key stages in a model for conducting classroom inquiry, and we will explore further how these can connect to participants’ teaching and research interests. Our goal is to provide relevant and viable ways to support participants’ conceptualization and development of SoTL in their own particular contexts, with a view to dissemination and participation at local or national levels.   

Participants will receive copies of relevant texts that will be the basis of the next and subsequent sessions, and we will ask for commitment to ongoing participation, and ideally to presenting at next year’s Teaching and Learning Fair during academic excellence week in April 2012.

The final SoTL meeting for Fall will be either:

Wednesday November 30
Thursday December 1, pending individual schedules and availability.  

Thank you in advance for your interest,

Deborah Romero and Dianna Gray 

September, 2011

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) September, 2011 (Video)

We welcome your participation in a new campus initiative on the scholarship of teaching and learning at the University of Northern Colorado.

The formal study of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), also known as evidence based teaching/learning, can serve as a springboard for improving teaching as well as providing research and publication opportunities (just think about how many times colleagues have asked you for some of your teaching ideas or material). 

This SoTL Faculty Cohort, a new initiative sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), will provide you with the opportunity to develop classroom inquiry within your own courses, and learn different research methods that investigate various pedagogical methods and issues.

At the faculty cohort kick-off meeting, Drs. Dianna Gray and Deborah Romero will identify the teaching and research interests and needs of the participants, share the mission of the faculty cohort with the participants, and then develop a tentative agenda for the fall and spring semester with the participants.

Please join the SoTL faculty cohort with Scholar in Residence, Dr. Dianna Gray, and the Associate Director of CETL, Dr. Deborah Romero and provide your input.