Preparing for the future: Building SoTL bridges at a research university

  • Kelly Schrum
  • Laura Lukes
  • E. Shelley Reid
  • Holly Mitchell Osborn


The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning at George Mason University, a large public research institution in the United States, has designed a series of interventions and collaborations to nurture an emerging scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) community, building bridges to connect colleges and disciplines across a geographically dispersed campus. This paper (originally a poster) presents an overview of these efforts, which may support other institutions in their work to improve student learning now and in the future.