The LSA is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the NSF focused on the the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Linguistics. The NSF-sponsored project involves the formation of a Faculty Learning Community on SoTL for the 2019-2020 academic year. The main objective of this Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is to strengthen and sustain the development and promotion of scholarly activity in SoTL among linguists and to train a cohort of linguists who will promote inclusivity, mentoring, networking, and pedagogical development. Participants will be recruited from different geographical locations, subdisciplines of linguistics, and institutional types, and are not expected to have prior knowledge of or experience with SoTL, but should be interested in contributing to its advancement in the field of linguistics. Limited spots have been reserved for LSA members to apply to participate in the FLC -- see below for application link. 

The community, facilitated by Principal Investigators (PIs) Kazuko Hiramatsu and Michal Temkin Martinez, will be meeting online throughout the year, and will have two in-person meetings -- a satellite workshop at the end of the LSA’s annual meeting on Jan. 5th, and a weekend workshop in Idaho June 5-7, 2020. Both PIs currently serve as Associate Editors of the Teaching Linguistics section of Language. 

During the fall semester, the group will learn about SoTL as well as Evidence-Based Instructional Practices to prepare for individual SoTL projects that will be carried out in the spring term. During the June meeting, participants will workshop their preliminary analyses for submission to a conference or publication venue. Participants will receive a small stipend, travel funding for the June workshop, and some assistance for accommodations at the annual meeting, as well as access to all FLC-related reading materials. 

If you are interested in applying to participate in this FLC, please fill out THIS FORM by Monday, August 5th.

Read more about the NSF award funding this FLC.

If you have any questions, please contact the co-PIs on this grant: Kazuko Hiramatsu and Michal Temkin Martinez.