The Center for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Nursing
The Center for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Nursing (CSTLN) bridges the gap between the expectation of faculty scholarship, the need for training in the scholarship of teaching and learning in nursing, and the need for research in nursing education. The CSTLN's mission is to support the nursing faculty in their scholarship of teaching and learning with an emphasis on simulation and online teaching. This gives faculty the opportunity to develop expertise in the various steps of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoLT) and collaborate to produce rigorous studies that inform innovations in nursing education.
SoTL is an inquiry process that is deliberate, systematic, and reflective. It contributes to the knowledge of how students learn and the best instructional practices that foster that learning. Frequently SoLT work begins as teaching and learning problems that are developed into research opportunities. (Huber & Hutching, 2005). SoLT is research, not Quality Improvement projects. This website is intended to support faculty who are beginning SoLT projects and have been involved in nursing education research.
Director: Amy Bowser, PhD, MEd
Annual Award and Grant Opportunities:
The Center for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Nursing (CSTLN) offers two grant opportunities each year.
|Grant Name||Focus||Financial Award||Calls for proposals||Award period|
|The Eleanor Jane Knox Educator Award||For Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Education Research||$4000||
Spring, (January- March)
1 year beginning in the summer
|Teaching as Research Award||SoLT projects in the School of Nursing||$2500|
Helpful Links in Developing Research Projects:
Research vs. QI
Information to make sure your project is research and not QI.
Get started and ask a research question
Thoughts to transform your questions about teaching can become research questions.
Find a journal
Look in journals to see what is currently being published and where you can publish your research.
Complete an IRB
Step-by-step process to do an exempt IRB at the University of Pittsburgh.
Write a literature review
Begin crafting a review of literature that addresses your interests and current publishing topics.
Apply an educational theory
Ground your research in an educational theory or model.
Select an educational research design
Match your research question/ aim to the correct design allowing you to collect and analyze data that answers the question.
Use statistical resources
Ask for a consultation and view resources to understand the statistical analysis required for your question and research design.