The Scholar module included this video with faculty explaining the value of SoTL:

From this and the list of potential benefits below, pick a few statements that would motivate you to become more engaged in SoTL activities.

  • Better student outcomes and assessment scores.
  • Useful data for assessments, program reviews, and accreditation processes.
  • Faculty development opportunities.
  • Increased reflection on teaching and learning among colleagues.
  • Stronger overall faculty that values teaching and student learning.
  • Promotion of new networks among faculty members.
  • Scholarship opportunities in the form of presentations and publications.
  • Opportunity for outside funding to support program innovation.
  • Renewed faculty excitement about teaching and greater self-awareness.
  • You might also consider other benefits that you can think of that aren’t on this list.

Return to the shared document where you added your Three Keys for SoTL (from the previous activity) and edit your entry to include the benefits chose from this list. Review and add comments to the lists of other participants.

Example for "SoTL #2 – Engage with SoTL":

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5 Responses Completed for this Activity

  • My SOTL Plan for Group Work (Mel Young, @melyoung00)

    My full response to the Scholar module of Ontario Extend.

  • Another Top 3! (Melanie Lefebvre, @ProfMelLefebvre)

    The benefit of increasing the amount of reflection about teaching and learning with my colleagues is especially appealing, considering I even look forward to such dialogue on Twitter. By having a common language, we can further support and challenge one another. Improving both student outcomes as well as results on assessments is most definitely appealing…. Read more »

  • SoTL #2 – Engage with SoTL (Sidney, @data_professor)

    This is a rehash of my post on negotiated grading, but perhaps I’ll get into more of the idea behind it and less focused on the technical aspects of how it works in the class. I think there is an issue with feedback. I had papers that I put a huge amount of work into,… Read more »

  • Amateur Work in SoTL (Irene Stewart, @IrenequStewart)

    In the end, I have decided to approach SoTL with child-like glee.

  • SoTL #2 What are my Reasons? (Helen DeWaard, @hj_dewaard)

    Taking a deeper look at the reasons outlined on the suggested list didn’t really resonate for my current context or teaching practice. So what are my reasons for tackling SoTL?

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