The Reinert Center supports and celebrates SLU faculty members and graduate students who are engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). We do this by offering occasional SoTL workshops communities of practice, hosting an annual SoTL Symposium, and awarding the James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) involves researching questions about teaching activities and student learning by formally studying the teaching and learning activities of one's course; answering those questions by assessing student learning and effectiveness of teaching strategies; and publicly sharing results of this inquiry in a setting that invites peer review, such as a publication or conference presentation. SoTL offers academics a systematic way to understand whether their teaching practices are working as intended and under which conditions.
Created in 2006 in honor of SLU professor emeritus James H. Korn, this award recognizes SLU faculty members engaged in SoTL research. Nominations are sought each fall, and recipients are selected through a faculty peer review process. To learn more about the Korn Award, click here.
Our annual SoTL Symposium showcases SoTL projects by SLU faculty members and graduate students. A call for projects to be included is issued each fall. The SoTL Symposium typically is held in late fall and culminates in the Korn Award Ceremony. To learn more about the SoTL Symposium, click here.