SoTL under Stress: Rethinking Teaching and Learning Scholarship during a Global Pandemic


  • Laura Cruz Penn State University
  • Eileen Grodziak Penn State University



SoTL, COVID-19, higher education


This essay considers how the current age of multiple crises is leading to changes in questions we ask of teaching and learning, questions we ask in SoTL, and the role of SoTL scholars.


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Author Biographies

Laura Cruz, Penn State University

Laura E. Cruz (PhD, 2001, University of California at Berkeley, US) is an Associate Research Professor with the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Penn State (USA). Her research focuses on innovative teaching, educational development, and emerging forms of scholarship.

Eileen Grodziak, Penn State University

Eileen M. Grodziak (MEd, 2012, The Pennsylvania State University, US) is an Instructional Designer/adjunct faculty with the department of virtual education at Penn State –Lehigh Valley. Her research focuses on student success and the integration of educational technology.


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How to Cite

Cruz, Laura, and Eileen Grodziak. 2021. “SoTL under Stress: Rethinking Teaching and Learning Scholarship During a Global Pandemic”. Teaching and Learning Inquiry 9 (1):3-12.