Navigating the Chaos: The Value of SoTL During Times of Uncertainty


  • Ann Gansemer-Topf Iowa State University
  • Andrea Webb The University Of British Columbia
  • Barbara Kensington-Miller University Of Auckland
  • Geneviève Maheux-Pelletier York University
  • Heather Lewis Pratt Institute
  • Julie Luu Monash University
  • Analise Hofmann The University Of British Columbia


SoTL, teaching and learning, pandemic, COVID-19


The value of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) frequently is overlooked or misunderstood within higher education institutions. COVID-19’s disruption of higher education has highlighted the importance of embracing roles of teacher and learner, flexibility, and a focus on systematically studying teaching and learning embrace as strategies to navigate this chaos. Based on our multidisciplinary, multi-positional, and multi-national perspectives, we make connections between the skills learned through SoTL scholarship and their applicability in times of chaos. Our intent is to highlight the skills and approaches acquired through SoTL engagement and by doing so, emphasize the valuable contributions of SoTL scholars within higher education.






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