Advancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Political Science
Half Day, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center, Room 603
In this short course. Dr. Mitchell Brown and Shane Nordyke, (current and former editors of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning section of JPSE) will provide participants an overview of the essential expectations for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) in Political Science. We will cover a broad range of SOTL topics and methods, highlighting what reviewers most frequently looked for in articles. Participants will learn how to design effective SOTL research in a variety of contexts including large lectures, small sections, at research and teaching institutions, graduate student sections, interdisciplinary approaches, qualitative approaches, and cross-institution collaborations. Participants will also learn strategies to take their current SOTL research to the next level by learning how to strengthen their research design or improve the quality of their evidence. The workshop will highlight exemplars of SOTL work from the Journal of Political Science Education over the last five years and offer participants time to design or improve current SOTL projects in small groups.