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The CFE is expanding its support for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). SoTL represents a systematic, evidence-based approach to improving teaching and learning. With proper planning, UNC faculty members who are taking steps to improve student learning can collect data to help gauge the effectiveness of the changes they are making. In addition to providing useful feedback on teaching methods, such findings are also being used as a foundation for published articles, conference presentations, and to help bolster professional vitae.

Whether you are new to the scholarship of teaching and learning or a long-time practitioner, we hope you will take advantage of the SoTL support resources throughout the academic year.


SoTL Resources

We are available to talk to faculty members about any aspect of their teaching scholarship interests. Contact Bob Henshaw at to schedule a time to meet.

Already have a project in mind?

Use the links provided to get started navigating SoTL literature.

Click here for a list of discipline-general SoTL Journals (e.g. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)

Click here for a list of disciplinary teaching-focused Journals (e.g. Teaching and Psychology)



Use the links provided to get started with your SoTL Project.

Click here to read the article that many people credit with initiating the modern SoTL movement.

Click here for a non-refereed but informative essay on the conceptualization of SoTL.

Click here to watch a Youtube video of SoTL scholars making specific recommendations for SoTL readings.

Finally, click here to visit Vanderbilt University’s in-depth catalogue of free SoTL support guides.

Tar Heel SoTL

  • Balaban, R., Gilleskie, D.B & Uyen Tran (2016). A quantitative evaluation of the flipped classroom in a large lecture principles of economics course. The Journal of Economic Education, 47:4, 269-287.
  • Full paper available at DOI: 10.1080/00220485.2016.1213679


  • Buzinski, S. G., Cohen, M., Day, A., & Armstrong-Carter, E. L. (2018, March). “Just talk to your neighbor”: How our socially anxious students perceive active learning classrooms. Presented to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Full presentation slides available here
  • DeFays, H. and Henshaw, B. (2013). Course Correspondents: Bridging continents and connecting students. Presented at EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Full Poster available here