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Remote library services and resources and virtual tutoring services are available while library buildings are closed. Assistance with all services, including locating print materials or requesting materials be digitized, is available

Instructor support for Blackboard, academic technology tools and teaching questions is available on the teaching resources for virtual learning page.  

SoTL Programs

Support for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is systematic scholarly inquiry into teaching practice and student learning.  The UTLC seeks to support SoTL research among GW faculty in the following ways:

SoTL Workshops

Getting Started with SoTL Workshop Series: Engaging in Scholarship of Teaching and LearningTeaching Day Poster Session

These workshops are aimed at faculty who are new to educational research, but are interested in starting their own project to investigate their teaching and their students' learning. They will cover the basic steps of a SoTL project and outline the work involved. They will pair well with the working sessions offered in the SoTL Learning Community, outlined below. 

#1: Introduction to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

New to SoTL? Learn about the basics of designing a SoTL project, with a special focus on generating a research question and reviewing the literature



Gelman Library, Room 219


#2: Study Design




Once you have a SoTL project in mind, you'll need to design a study to help you answer your research question. We'll explore different types of research design and data collection methods, as well as ethical considerations and the institutional review board (IRB) process.






Gelman Library, Room 219




#3: Data Analysis



We'll discuss strategies for analyzing your data and point you to resources on campus that offer support. We'll consider common roadblocks to completing a SoTL project and tips for completing and sharing your research.




Gelman Library, Room 219




Faculty Partner

Maria de la FuenteDr. MarĂ­a J. de la Fuente is a Professor of Spanish and Applied Linguistics. Her general area of research is Instructed (classroom) Second Language Acquisition (ISLA), in particular the role of pedagogical tasks in second language learning, and the role of the first language in the development of a second. She is also involved in the field of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) by exploring the role of collaborative tasks in the language classroom, and problem-based, advanced language learning. Some of her research has also focused on how emerging technologies can facilitate certain language learning processes. The results of her research in these areas have appeared in refereed journals such as Studies in Second Language AcquisitionComputer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), or Language Teaching Research. She is the author of two college Spanish textbooks. She was the recipient of a 2008 Bender Teaching Award and she is a founding member of the GW Academy of Distinguished Teachers.



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