The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Writing Group provides a supportive community to keep members motivated and accountable as they work toward a scholarly publication on teaching and learning. The group’s structure draws on research demonstrating that writing productivity increases when faculty write regularly in small chunks and have a supportive community to whom they are accountable.
SoTL Writing Group members will have one face-to-face meeting, a beginning of semester mini-retreat to meet one another and get set up for a productive semester. In addition, over the course of the semester, members will commit to daily writing (for example, half an hour a day) and logging their progress and barriers online in a shared Blackboard Organization for peer support and accountability. Finally, members will be paired with another group member to provide ongoing writing support. Applicants should already have a topic in mind and be ready to begin (or continue) writing in the field of teaching and learning.