Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

STP SoTL Writing Workshop

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2017 Workshop on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology announces the 7th annual  STP SoTL Workshop. SoTL is defined as methodologically rigorous scholarly work conducted to enhance teaching and advance learning, ideally resulting in peer-reviewed products made public. We invite applications from faculty who would like to learn more about the process of developing and/or writing a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) project. 

The workshop will allow small groups of faculty members to receive guidance on SoTL research from an experienced mentor and consult with both statistical and publication experts. Each participant will be placed with a mentor and a team of 3-4 peers. The mentor will support participants through the research process, which may include discussing ideas or analyzing, outlining, and writing a final product. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the research on teaching and learning. Participants gain support in how to design a study, analyze learning data, and/or writing a complete manuscript.

This workshop will be held at the same time and place as the STP Annual Teaching Conference (ACT) in October 2017, in San Antonio, TX. The cost of the SoTL workshop is $150 and includes all meals AND keynote sessions of the concurrent ACT Conference. 

Mentors work with their teams starting early 2017 (by email/phone) to prepare for the workshop as well as Friday morning and Saturday afternoon of the workshop (from 8am Friday to 4pm Saturday). Applications will open soon. Questions? email Regan (

POSITIONS OPEN FOR SOTL MENTORS:  Would you like to serve as a mentor for faculty interested in conducting scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).  Mentors work 3-4 mentees from approximately June preceding the October conference to the conclusion of projects. STP provides mentors with funds to offset attendance at the Writing Workshop.  Mentors serve a 3 year term.  If you have conducted SoTL and are interested in serving as a writing workshop mentor email Writing Workshop Chair, Regan A. R. Gurung (  


For questions or more information/details, please contact the Workshop Chair, Regan A. R. Gurung  (


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