To recognize and encourage high quality scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) work at Illinois State University and in the discipline beyond our institution that contributes to the SoTL field, the SoTL body of knowledge, improved teaching, and enhanced student learning. This award contributes to the external, positive reputation for SoTL work at ISU and supports Educating Illinois’ efforts toward“promoting the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship…,” occupying “a unique position of strength and visibility among institutions,” and values of “pursuit of learning and scholarship,” “individualized attention,” and “public opportunity.”
SoTL at ISU is defined as evidence-informed and systematic reflection or research on the teaching and learning of our students that is made public . This award focuses on SoTL efforts and will not be awarded for traditional, disciplinary scholarship that is not SoTL-oriented. All faculty members and academic staff at ISU are eligible for this award.
Recognizing that a cluster of SoTL contributions may be equal to that of one outstanding project, this award allows a broad application of the following criteria:
The Cross Endowed Chair in SoTL chairs the award selection committee. The committee reviews the application materials (see below) using the selection criteria above, and selects up to one recipient each year. The award is administered through the Cross Chair in SoTL and the Office of the Provost. The award recipient will be announced in time for the 2018 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium and Founders Day.
All award applications should be prepared and submitted to Jennifer Friberg, Cross Endowed Chair in SoTL, in one of two formats no later than 4pm on Monday, November 13, 2017 :