12.00 Hours Required


1 Course (Cohort – 5 Modules and 1 Capstone Project)

This cohort based SoTL Foundations Development series for Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students invites participants to explore an Introduction to SoTL, review and reflect on various SoTL topics focused on foundational readings, and draft a preliminary SoTL inquiry. Participants in this program will learn about scholarly, evidence-based approaches to student learning and teaching, and will have the opportunity to reflect and build upon their own teaching and learning practices.

This badge is part of the Postdoctoral Scholar Certificate in University Teaching and Learning program.

Effective September 1, 2020: If you are/were a University of Calgary postdoctoral scholar and you have earned any four out of five badges, you will be eligible to apply for a Postdoctoral Scholar Certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • Engage in critical reflection to explore current issues, theories and research in the field of SoTL in postsecondary education
  • Articulate a research question(s) about teaching and learning grounded in disciplinary-specific context
  • Develop a Draft SoTL inquiry

Required Modules

Introduction to SoTL

Capstone Project: Draft SoTL Inquiry

Elective SoTL Modules

Minimum required: 4

Required Hours

            10 hours – 5 Modules

            2 hours – Capstone project: Draft SoTL Inquiry

Enrollment Instructions

  1. Register and complete 5 of the designated modules (1 required, 4 optional)
  2. Once you have registered, you will be added to the D2L course.
  3. Complete the SoTL Foundations Capstone Project: Draft SoTL Inquiry


Modules are delivered in an online, asynchronous, self-directed format. You have 4 weeks to complete the course including the Capstone Project.

Additional Details


Enrol in SoTL Foundations for Postdoctoral Scholars
Use this application to enrol in the certificate at any time to track your progress. You do not need to enrol in the certificate to take individual courses.


Minimum Required

12 Hour(s)

Maximum Allowed

2 Hour(s)

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