SoTL Blogs

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Inc. serves faculty members, staff, and students who care about teaching and learning as serious intellectual work. Through building intellectual and collaborative infrastructure, the Society supports the associational life that fosters scholarly work about teaching and learning.


SoTL Canada

SoTL Canada is a special interest group of STLHE which provides a targeted opportunity for SoTL scholars to form a community to share findings and challenges, to engage in opportunities for broader dissemination of SoTL work, and to consider ways to catalyze SoTL initiatives at the institutional, regional, national, and international levels.

SoTL Canada Blog

The SoTL Advocate

During the fall semester of 2014, the office of the Cross Chair in SoTL at Illinois State University (ISU) established this weblog titled The SoTL Advocate to highlight SoTL and to encourage discussion within the SoTL community on various topics of interest to those working in SoTL at ISU and beyond. The SoTL Advocate publishes posts of opinions about the field of SoTL, examples of SoTL projects, shared SoTL resources and tips, and information about SoTL workshops, conference, and other opportunities. Some posts are targeted to members of the ISU community but most are of interest to the broader SoTL community.

The SOTL Advocate

Working-Class Perspectives

Working-Class Perspectives was created in 2008 by the Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University. The CWCS was the first interdisciplinary academic center in the country devoted to understanding and making visible working-class culture. The CWCS closed at the end of 2012, but the blog continues, and much of the Center’s work is being carried on by the Working-Class Studies Association. The CWCS Legacy Fund also provides continuing support for research, teaching, and community-based projects on working-class culture in the Mahoning Valley.

Working-Class Perspectives Blog (Selections)

"A Tale of Two Universities: Class Differences in Higher Ed" by Sherry Linkon. Two years ago, after 22 years of teaching mostly working-class students at Youngstown State University, I moved to Georgetown University, where most of my students come from very privileged backgrounds...

"The Digital Divide Goes to College" by Sherry Linkon. At Youngstown State last week, we held a one-day institute on teaching with technology. Faculty and staff spent the day talking about innovative ways of using technology to facilitate our students’ learning, and a keynote speaker,Gardner Campbell, challenged us to think creatively about how technology is changing education...

"Redefining Grit: New Visions of Working-Class Culture" by Sherry Linkon. A few weeks ago, Jack Metzgar wrote here about how proud he was when his grandson won the “Lunch Bucket Award” for his hard work in football practice, hard work that paid off in the team’s performance but didn’t make Max a star player at game time...

"The Challenge of MOOCs: Technology, Costs, and Class" by Sherry Linkon. College professors these days are in a position very much like journalists were twenty years ago. Because we believe in the social value of our work, and because we’re intellectually curious and creative, we’re intrigued by the possibilities of technology and alternative pedagogies...

"College Choice and the Success of Working-Class Students" by Sherry Linkon. In recent years, we’ve heard a lot of talk about increasing college access for working-class students. As I have noted before, access is just the starting point...

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