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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

IISSAM 2013 - Deadline Extended: Feb 22, 2013 - Scholars Projects: International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors (IISSAM) from May 30 - June 2, 2013 at LMU in Los Angeles. Deadline for Poster Submissions: April 19, 2013


We invite scholar project submissions for the International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors (IISSAM) from May 30 - June 2, 2013 at LMU in Los Angeles.

The goal of the Institute is to support SoTL scholars at all levels of experience through mentoring so that they can investigate their teaching and their students' learning in a thorough and systematic way. The Institute offers careful discussions of all contributions based on mutual support and constructive feedback and through the selection of a theme that gives all participants a common lens with which to investigate their own teaching and share their experiences.


This year’s topic is Storytelling. We will investigate the role of storytelling for our teaching, how stories convey meanings and enhance abstract concepts, how courses tell a story and can be constructed like a story, how autobiographical elements are relevant for our classes, how we frame and solve problems through narrative approaches, how stories can be used for research purposes, and much more. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) serves as a lens by which we explore our teaching and our students’ learning. 


Deadline for Scholar Project Submissions:            February 22, 2013

Deadline for Poster Submissions:                             April 19, 2013

For details, see


With apologies for any cross-postings.





IISSAM is organized by a consortium of Canisius College, Columbia College Chicago, Creighton University, Loyola Marymount University, Truman State University, and University of Houston-Clear Lake. The Institute continues the tradition of the Carnegie Foundation's National Scholars Program (1998-2005) which brought together outstanding faculty committed to investigating and documenting significant issues in the teaching and learning in their fields.


P.S.: Due to technical difficulties last week, we did extend the scholar project submissions to 2/22; in the meantime, the blind review process of submitted proposals has begun.



Dorothea K Herreiner, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045-2000
phone +1-310-338-2815, fax +1-310-338-5193, e-mail and



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