Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, and Grand Rapids Community College are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Academy, a national conference that will be held in Grand Rapids, MI, May 20-22, 2012. The SoTL Academy seeks to bring together all members of the academy who engage in or wish to learn about the scholarship of teaching and learning. This conference will provide a forum for presenting new SoTL work, for sharing reflections on SoTL and its role within the academy, and networking with others engaged in this enterprise.

The Call for Proposals is now available from the conference website at:


The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning will provide travel support for faculty who wish to participate in the conference; we especially encourage faculty to submit proposals for presentations, workshops, or roundtable sessions.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Todd Stanislav at at stanist@ferris.edu or 231-591-3541. To apply for a FCTL block grant for travel expenses, please contact Laurie Daniels at danielsl@ferris.edu or 231-591-2440.

Conference registration:

 Please register by March 1, 2012



Includes: To be paid by attendee before 3/2/12 All  $175.00
  Workshop 5/20/12 $25.00
  Registration Total   $200.00
  Session Materials    
  Sunday breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception 5/20/12  
  Monday breakfast & lunch


  Morning and afternoon breaks all  
  Access to the hospitality suite  all  

as per conference web pages at: http://www.gvsu.edu/stla

FCTL Travel Block Grant includes:

Meals: Dinner - Sunday 5/20/12 $21.00
  Dinner - Monday 5/21/12 $21.00
  Total   $42.00
 Mileage:  Round trip from Big Rapids to Grand Rapids  $75.48
   68 miles x 2 x $.555/mile   
If your primary work location is, for example, Lansing or Grand Rapids, mileage will be adjusted accordingly.   


Holiday Inn (2 nights @ $110 plus 14% tax)



310 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI  49503



(616) 235-7611


Maximum SOTL Travel Block Grant    $568.28
All expenses will be paid by attendee or their department.  Once FCTL receives documentation, the department will be reimbursed by FCTL.