Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academy
Travel Block Grant 2013

Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, and Grand Rapids Community College are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Academy, a national conference that will be held in Grand Rapids, MI, May 19-21, 2013. 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 or 231-591-3541. To apply for a FCTL block grant for travel expenses, please contact Laurie Daniels at or 231-591-2440.

Conference registration:

Please register by March 1, 2013



Includes: To be paid by attendee before 3/2/12 All  $200.00
  Workshop 5/19/13 $40.00
  Registration Total   $240.00
  Session Materials    
  Sunday (meals not included) 5/19/13  
  Monday breakfast & lunch


  Morning and afternoon breaks 5/20/13  
  Tuesday breakfast & lunch 5/21/13  
  Morning and afternoon breaks 5/21/13  
  Access to the hospitality suite  all  

as per conference web pages at:

FCTL Travel Block Grant includes:

75% of per diem less meals that aren't covered on first and last days. Dinner - Sunday 5/19/13 $30.00
  Dinner - Monday 5/20/13 $21.00
  Dinner - Tuesday 5/21/13 $11.00
  Total   $62.00
 Mileage:  Round trip from Big Rapids to Grand Rapids  $76.84
   68 miles x 2 x $.565/mile   
If your primary work location is, for example, Lansing or Grand Rapids, mileage will be adjusted accordingly.   


Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown Grand Rapids 
(2 nights @ $129 plus 14% tax)



11 Monroe Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI  49503





Parking: $14/day (3 days)   $42.00
Maximum SOTL Travel Block Grant    $714.96
All expenses will be paid by attendee or their department.  Once FCTL receives documentation, the department will be reimbursed by FCTL.