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The University of Wyoming has established a framework for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) initiative, which serves as a guided pedagogical approach to engage the academic community (e.g., faculty, instructors, lecturers, graduate assistants) in scholarship related to teaching and learning collaboratively.  The overarching goal of the SoTL initiative at UW is to create a culture that encourages systematic, inquiry-based, evidence-based, innovative, and inclusive approaches to assess and reflect on students’ learning and experiences and engagement in deep teaching processes.


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The UW’s SoTL initiative provides a platform for academic community members to contribute to scholarship, creative work, and discovery of knowledge in the realm of teaching and learning. The SoTL incorporates research methodologies to conduct a systematic and evidence-based inquiry, contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Engaging in SoTL projects allows faculty and educators:

          • To embrace and experiment with new quality teaching approaches and strategies promoting a culture of continuous advancement in teaching practices.

          • Explore and reflect on their teaching methods and students’ learning experiences to better meet the diverse learning needs within the academic community. 

          • Implement collaborative reflections in the coursework to affect pedagogy and enhance the overall learning experience for students.

          • Empower a collaborative action and inquiry-based research spirit among faculty and educators through the processes of reflection and assessment.


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Meet your SoTL/Assessment Specialist


Dilnoza Khasilova


Dr. Dilnoza Khasilova

Assessment Specialist, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Coe Library 511-E


Dilnoza is the Assessment/SoTL Specialist in the Division of Assessment and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at the ECTL. Dilnoza has a Ph.D. in Education, Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Literacy Studies (minors in Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies) and International Studies. Her MA is in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on English as a Second Language (ESL). She earned both graduate degrees from the University of Wyoming. To advance her career, Dilnoza is completing Public Leadership Credentials from Harvard University. Dilnoza's areas of expertise includes a skill set in intercultural competence, program development and assessment, research professional development trends, and providing professional development support. Her research include adult education, scholarship of teaching and learning, lifelong learning, non-formal education, and international education.

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SoTL Resources

Academic Year 2021 - 2022 Workshops' Recordings & Materials:

SoTL Resources

Kennesaw State University Teaching Journals Directory

UW Research Information:


OHRP Decision Tree UW IRB ROAMWyo CITI Training  Human Subjects

Classroom Research Info

UW Wide initiative in SoTL: Lessons Learned and a New Approach

To promote a campus-wide SoTL culture, the ECTL launched the first SoTL initiative at our university with a three-day Summer Institute in 2018. For promoting SoTL more broadly at our university, we examined the experiences of our ECTL and our work with a cohort of participants from a variety of disciplines, a partnership between our business school and an international university, and collaboration with our university Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP) Fellows program. Pre- and post-surveys and interviews were used to find out participants' perspectives regarding what worked well for them, areas of struggle, their department support, and their identity as SoTL scholars. This presentation that was given at the SoTL Summit conference in 2021 shows lessons learned from this study and presents a new approach for supporting our next cohort. 

Abstract Presentation



  • Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Bishop-Clark and Dietz-Uhler, 2012)
  • SoTL in Action: Illuminating Critical Moments of Practice (Chick 2018)
  • Writing About Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Healey et al., 2020) Download Book
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered (Hutchings, 2011)
  • How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (Ambrose et al., 2010)
  • Balancing Acts: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Academic Careers (Huber, 2004)

SoTL National Conferences

SoTL International Conferences

  • October 28 - 31, 2024 – International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Annual Conference



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