The SoTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL Commons 2007)

Venue: Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building

Location: Statesboro, Georgia, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 01, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 02, 2007
Registration Date: Oct 18, 2007
Early Registration Date: Apr 15, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jul 01, 2007
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On behalf of Georgia Southern University and the Center for Excellence in Teaching, welcome to the portal for this new, aspiring conference, “The SoTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.” As a real companion to the virtual journal that we publish, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, the conference is intended to stimulate pedagogical research in higher education, to advance the momentum of SoTL as a key way to improve teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes, and to encourage contacts, conversations, and collaboration concerning SoTL.

We welcome your interest in the conference and in SoTL. Any conference comes and goes, but it is the human connections made, the new insights gleaned, and the applications taken home that endure. Thus, “The SoTL Commons” is both common and uncommon: a seemingly common gathering of uncommon people for an uncommon experience of passionate, practical human learning about the common process of teaching.

“The SoTL Commons” is being born, not only as a conference on the campus of Georgia Southern University, but as a transformative concept and practice in the awareness and work of college and university teachers around the world. And that SoTL Commons is a field of meaning planted with questions, research, evidence, assessment, and openness that yields new knowledge about what is so ancient, the human experience of teaching and learning.

We welcome you to question assumptions about teaching and ask powerful questions about learning for the real purpose of SoTL is to learn how to help students learn in unprecedented, compelling, and enduring ways. Whether you are new to SoTL, acquainted with it, or a SoTL sage, welcome to this cyber-concourse and to southeast Georgia for a couple days in November, 2007.

Raleigh Way, Conference Coordinator (
Alan Altany, Conference Director (


Georgia Southern University
United States

Additional Information

Registration Fees Early (by April 15, 2007) $170 Regular (April 16 to October 18, 2007 ) $210 Students $50 On-site $250 Conference Hotel Rate: $59/day