Congratulations to the First Cohort of the SoTL Scholars

Sep 2, 2022

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a systematic inquiry into student learning in higher education. At the University of Denver, SoTL is defined more distinctly as engaging in research regarding pedagogical and curricular design and implementation practices that impact student learning. SoTL research is an example of reflective practice in higher education that is publicly shared and reviewed by a community of peers. DU has a vibrant SoTL community comprised of researchers from all disciplines.

In the SoTL Faculty Fellows (SFF) Program, fellows explore questions centered on teaching and learning, which include effective pedagogy, lessons from the learning sciences, challenges of teaching and learning, accessibility in higher education, assessments, and curricular development. Fellows work closely with the SFF Program Director to initiate, develop, and conduct a SoTL research project.

Fellows participate in three retreats during the academic year, and complete deliverables associated with each retreat. In between the retreats, fellows will attend monthly FLC meetings on-campus. 

First Cohort of SoTL Scholars Group Picture

Facilitated by SFF Program Director Kayoung Kim and Office of Teaching and Learning Director Leslie Alvarez, the Fall SoTL retreat was held August 31st to September 2nd. Congratulations to the inaugural cohort of SoTL Faculty fellows listed below! We look forward to continuing to work together and collaborate on future retreats.


Kayoung Kim, Office of Teaching & Learning, SFF Program Director

Roberto Corrada, Sturm College of Law, SFF Faculty Peer Mentor

Virginie Cassidy, Center for World Languages & Cultures 

Xue He, Center for World Languages & Cultures 

Kellie Keeling, Daniels College of Business 

Sada Narayanappa, Mathematics & Computer Science

Holly Roof, Daniels College of Business 

Alisha Stanton, Office of International Education

Ethel Swartley, Center for World Languages & Cultures

Susan Walter, Spanish Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

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