Scholarly Teaching and Research (Understanding SoTL, Creating a SoTL Project, Opportunities)

Des Moines, IA US
December 5, 2016

Open to DMU faculty only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.


Scientific inquiry as educational research may be a way for you to contribute to current DMU initiatives (assessment, active learning, IPE, professionalism, educational technology and active learning, etc.). Plus, educational research counts in your RPT portfolio while also helping you to improve instruction and student learning. Come to this workshop to hear how educational research is alike and different from traditional scientific research, how you might get started, and consider some possible research topics.


  • Explain differences and similarities among reflective teaching, scholarly teacher, and SoTL.
  • Compare and contrast traditional scientific research and educational/action research (AR).
  • Describe several benefits of educational research and its relation to assessment.
  • Describe SoTL model, action research process, and outline of AR report.
  • Develop an area of focus using statements of observations and research questions.


Kerry Gregoryk, PhD
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Gregoryk indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

Continuing Education Credit

  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s).
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/05/2016 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
12/05/2016 - 1:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC #115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME


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