Are you interested in learning more about the scholarship of teaching and learning? Are you looking to explore/improve your teaching practice through academic inquiry and publish/present this work? Using Cathy Bishop-Clark and Beth Dietz-Uhler’s Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide to the Process, and How to Develop a Project from Start to Finish, members of this collaborative FLC will support each other to develop research projects within their classrooms with the goal of enhancing teaching practices and contributing to the scholarship surrounding effective pedagogy.

FLC Goals

Promoting Effective Teaching Practices: creating an environment where faculty members can share their experiences, insights, and strategies related to teaching that can lead to improved student learning outcomes. Engaging in Research and Scholarship: encouraging faculty members to engage in scholarly inquiry related to teaching and learning. This could involve conducting research studies, collecting data on teaching strategies, and evaluating the impact of different approaches on student learning. Fostering a Culture of Collaboration: providing a platform for faculty members to collaborate, share ideas, and learn from each other. Developing Reflective Teaching Practices: reflecting on our teaching methods and experiences. By engaging in self-reflection and discussing teaching successes and challenges with colleagues, faculty members can refine their teaching practices over time. Enhancing Student Learning: improving student learning outcomes. By systematically exploring and implementing effective/ evidence-based teaching strategies, faculty members can create more engaging and effective learning experiences for their students. Disseminating Findings: sharing the outcomes of teaching and learning research with the broader academic community.

The FLC include 2 parts:

  1. Part One (Fall 2023): Plan a SoTL Project and get IRB Approval - We read Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide to the Process and How to Develop a Project from Start to Finish through the semester and discuss it (a copy of the book will be provided). Bi-weekly/monthly 1.5 hour long gatherings will be used to share progress, trouble-shoot concerns, celebrate successes, and process what we’re learning. Begin to develop a SoTL project. Resources and support will be provided for navigating the Institutional Review Board process for working with human subjects and in developing and administering surveys/other data collection strategies. Get IRB approval (as needed).
  2. Part Two (Spring / Summer 2024): Engage in a SoTL Project/Prepare Manuscript – Enact a scholarship of teaching and learning project in at least one course. Gather data for the project. Prepare a journal article, book chapter, presentation, or other means by which to share your Scholarship of Teaching and Learning experiences and findings. Gatherings will involve identifying locations for sharing our findings (journals, conferences, community events, etc.), exchanging drafts of our work, and supporting one another’s project completion.

Participants in this FLC must:

  • Be current Stan State faculty - any rank or discipline - with a reasonable expectation to be teaching at Stan State throughout 2023-2024.
  • Be available to attend and actively engage in at least 80% of the synchronous online meetings.

FLC Application & Meeting Schedule

  • The meeting schedule will be identified based on the ability to accommodate as many applicants as possible. We anticipate the first meeting to be held in mid/late September.
  • Participants must be Stanislaus State faculty members (any rank, FT or PT) from any discipline, with an expectation to teach at Stan State throughout 2023-2024.

Register Here!

Faculty Compensation: At the end of the FLC, faculty attending a minimum of 80% of all meetings, successfully implementing a SoTL project, and participating in the showcase will receive $600 as a stipend.

Questions? Please contact Drs. Shradha Tibrewal,, or Jey Strangfeld,

Updated: August 30, 2023