Interested in a SoTL study? Get research guidance in an upcoming short course

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) uses classroom research to reflect, revise, and assess pedagogical practices with intent to share results with others.

Classroom Inquiry and IRB

September 25 – October 15, 2023

Join this Network for Educational Development (NED) Short Course where faculty from across Minnesota State will review SoTL premises to generate an inquiry question and a study outline grounded by consideration of equity and ethics. In doing so, participants will review what counts as valid and reliable data and two major approaches to make sense of different inquiries.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and describe the point and principles of a SoTL framework.
  • Determine what counts as a research question; and in turn determine what counts as a SoTL-based research question.
  • Understand the ethical underpinnings and the historical examples that imbue the point of Institutional Review Boards and how this influences the determination of what counts as an ethical research question.
  • Identify and describe common strategies to observe certain data (e.g., notes, surveys, tests, behaviors) with consideration to validity and reliability.
  • Identify and describe two major study approaches; and determine the most suitable study approach for an inquiry.
  • Address an issue of educational equity by generating a research question and drafting a study outline to answer the question.

Learning Plan

Module 1

  1. Activities guide participants to narrow SoTL questions
  2. Introduction to Ethical Human Subject Research and identification of training resources

Module 2

  1. Design study plan
  2. explore existing evidence tools within literature
  3. Connect with local IRB resources or explore external IRB options

Module 3

  1. Identify 1 or 2 evidence tools for SoTL study or create a tool for piloting
  2. Connect data analysis plan to SoTL questions and evidence tools
  3. Articulate a research study plan

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