Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

  • Son

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)


California State University, Los Angeles faculty are serious about their teaching. In addition to well-established research agendas, many of our faculty are also publishing in the so-called Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, or SoTL. This area of inquiry asks meaningful questions about how students best learn in a college environment, especially our first-generation learners—now the college-going population in the United States.

Our faculty are curious about the factors that impact student persistence in the classroom and producing an increasing public body of knowledge that is helping to move our student graduation rate forward. Watch as we continue to grow this page.

Cal State LA Scholarship of Teaching & Learning References

Nicholas Bauch & Christina Sheldon. (2014). Tacit Information Literacies in Beginning College Students: Research Pedagogy in Geography. Harvard Educational Review, 84(3), 403–423.

Pearl Chen, Anthony HernandezJane Dong. (2015). Impact of Collaborative Project-based Learning on Self-efficacy of Urban Minority Students in Engineering. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 11, 26-39.

Sachiko Matsunaga. (2016). College Students’ Perceptions of Online Learning: Knowledge Gain and Course Effectiveness. The Online Journal of Distance Education and eLearning, 4(2). Accessed from:

Bidhan Roy. (2016). Towards a New Critical Literacy: Literature, Community Engagement and The Global Public Good. Higher Learning Research Communications, 6(2).

Ji Son & Rivas M.J. (2016). Designing clicker questions to stimulate transfer. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. Accessed from:

Mark Wild. (2015). Incorporating Service Learning into a General Education History Course: An Analogical Model. History Teacher, 48, 641-666. Accessed from: