Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award
The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) involves the rigorous examination and investigation of higher education teaching and learning; that is, SoTL uses a research-based, scientific and scholarly lens to examine questions in higher education pedagogy, making the results public for examination and critique. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award is designed to recognize faculty members who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of scholarship addressing teaching and learning in higher education.
This rigorous and systematic examination, investigation, and pursuit of scholarship addressing teaching and learning may look different across different domains (e.g., engineering, music, chemistry, dance, philosophy). The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award is sensitive to this variation and faculty members from all domains are encouraged to submit nominations.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award is given to a maximum of two recipients per year. Award winners receive a $500 prize and a plaque.
All Virginia Tech instructional and research faculty members (full-time and part-time) and graduate students are eligible for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. Individuals, groups, and teams are welcome to apply.
All nominations must include the following materials, in a single PDF file:
- Cover Page: The cover page must include the nominee's name, rank, area of expertise, years at Virginia Tech, college, and department. (1 page)
- Statement of Pedagogical Research Interests: A two-page statement of the nominee's scholarship of teaching and learning research interests, guiding research questions, theoretical framework, relevant scholarly productivity, and broader impact beyond the classroom. This statement should only include SoTL work from the past five years. (2 pages)
- Curriculum Vita: Nominees should also include a curriculum vita, no longer than three pages, that highlights their scholarship of teaching and learning efforts and achievements. The curriculum vita should highlight SoTL work from the past five years. (3 pages)
- Supporting Materials: The supporting materials, two items only, may include peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations/papers, and/or publicly available representations, resources, reports or presentations (e.g., artistic expressions, web-based resources, project report, keynote addresses) from the past five years. If supporting materials include digital artifacts, nominees may include URLs or copies of materials on CDs/DVDs, or other relevant media. (2 items only)
Nomination materials must be emailed to Tiffany Shoop as a single PDF file. Please indicate the nominee's name and "SoTL Award Nomination" in the email subject line.