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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Symposium





 The Office of Faculty Enhancement is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Symposium The Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Talon Room (Bldg 16/Room 4202). The SoTL Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Research Week (April 6-16, 2018), highlighting research and scholarship on teaching and learning at UNF.     


The theme for this year’s SoTL Symposium is “Community-Based Transformational Learning.” Over the past 10 years, UNF has made a concerted effort to increase the number of community-based learning activities available to students. The Center for Community-Based Learning has led this mission-central effort by providing faculty/staff enrichment and supportive activities to increase the number and impact of community-based transformational learning. As we pursue Carnegie Community-Engagement Reaffirmation, there is an increased need to share best practices and strategies that have a positive impact on student learning and community engagement. The 5th Annual SoTL Symposium will highlight the teaching and supportive efforts of faculty and staff and the impact of those efforts on students, faculty, and the community. Faculty/Staff who have offered these programs and who have scholarship related to CBTL are encouraged to apply. 
Projects can focus on any area of service learning, community engagement, and transformational learning in the community. Outcomes can focus on students, faculty, community members, community partners, or institutional change. Projects could involve community outreach activities, internships, community-based research, service-learning, and international/domestic immersion experiences.

To learn more about CBTL, see the information page provided by the Center for Community Based Learning at UNF.

To learn more about community-based learning practices internationally, see the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement page.

Symposium Schedule


9:00 a.m. - Guest Speaker

Stephanie Stokhamer, Ed.D., Assistant Professor

Director of the Center for Civic Engagement, Pacific University Oregon

•Promises and Pitfalls: Integrating Academic Success and Community Benefit

10:30 a.m. - Visual Identity and Student Voice

Jason W. Lee, Matthew Ohlson, & Elizabeth A. Gregg 

•Does Your CBL have a strong VI?: Community-Based and Academic Visual Identity


Amanda Moscrip

• A Community-Based Learning Fellowship: Reflections from a Graduate Research Assistant 

11:30 a.m. - SoTL Poster Session 

Julie Merten & Julie Schafer

• UNF Department of Public Health and Baptist Healthy Living Centers: Partnership to Develop and Test a Brief Skin Cancer Risk Assessment and Referral 

Kristi Sweeney & Megan Schramm-Possinger 

• Community Based Learning: Engaging Students and Embracing Ambiguity


Tes Tuason, Irma B. Ancheta & Cynthia A. Battie

• Health is Wealth: But can we be healthy without wealth?


Lakshmi Goel

• Social Media and Business Analytics


Leslie Kaplan

• Honors First Year Colloquium




The deadline for submitting proposals for the 5th Annual SoTL Symposium is MARCH 16th, 2018.
To submit your proposal, visit the SoTL Symposium Proposal Submission Form.  



The deadline for submitting posters to CIRT for printing is March 29th, 2018.



Proposals should include:
  1) Names of Authors
  2) Title of Project
  3) A 250 word (max) summary of the project (including conceptual frameworks, methodology, results, and implications)
  4) A 50 word (max) description of the specific evidence that will be presented