Learning Through Research

ISSoTL 2016

Pre-ISSOTL CUR Symposium

October 12, 2016

This workshop was designed to facilitate dialogue between the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Undergraduate Research (UR) communities to explore how our two communities of practice can inform and enrich one another’s respective missions.  Brief presentations by presenters played a key role in this symposium.  Presenters were invited to make brief (2-3 minute presentations) about undergraduate research, SoTL or the intersection between the two. 

We were interested in presentations that align with the expected outcomes of the workshop:

  • A raised awareness of how SoTL practice can enhance the efficacy of UR programs
  • A raised awareness of how engaging UR collaborators can provide unique and critical insights to SoTL projects
  • The sharing and showcasing of effective practice in UR and SoTL
  • The facilitation of networks of faculty and students interested in the nexus between UR and SoTL
  • Practical advice for how participants can
    • improve the efficacy of UR programs on their home campuses;
    • infuse SoTL approaches in their work on their home campuses; and
    • engage undergraduates as co-inquirers in SoTL activities.


9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome & Framing the Day

9:15 – 10:00 am

Plenary 1: What We Know About Student Learning from UR (SoTL on UR)

10:00 – 10:30 am

In Their Own Words: Faculty Talks on UR

10:30 – 10:45 am


10:45 – 11:15 am

In Their Own Words: Student Panel and Vine

11:15 – 12:00 am

Plenary 2: How to Get Started in SoTL

12:00 – 12:45 am


12:45 – 1:15 pm

In Their Own Words: Faculty Talks on SoTL

1:15 – 1:55 pm

Workshop 1: Using SoTL Approaches to Improve UR Programs

1:55 – 2:35 pm

Workshop 2: Infusing UR Students into SoTL Projects

2:35 – 3:00 pm

Pre-identified Participant/Discussants Provide Summative Observations


CUR-ISSoTL 2016 pre-conference planning committee
Amelia Ahern-Rindell, University of Portland
Susan Larson, Concordia College-Moorhead
Trent Maurer, Georgia Southern University
Kelly McConnaughay, Bradley University
Paul Miller, Elon University
CUR National Office contacts
Elizabeth Ambos, Jeffrey Johnson

Cancellation Policy

In general the cancellation deadline is thirty days prior to the start of the conference, except where explicitly noted.  Cancellations requests received in writing to the CUR National Office at cur@cur.org prior to the cancellation deadline will receive a full refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline. Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge, but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee.

Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the National Office.

CUR always suggests that their registrants purchase low-cost travel insurance when booking their air reservations. Not only will this insurance cover your airfare in the event of cancellation but will also cover the registration cost for the meeting you were to attend.