CoSTaSiL 23

The 2023 Conference on Scholarly Teaching and SoTL in Linguistics

July 8-9, 2023
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

We invite linguists to contribute to the collective understanding of the status of scholarly teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in linguistics, and to share in the strategic planning for teaching in our field. This conference will be the first of its kind in linguistics and supports the vision of the Linguistic Society of America to make intentional connections across their events and publications. 

This NSF-supported conference will take place on July 8-9, 2023 at the LSA’s Summer Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and will have an option for virtual participation. Conference participants will receive a $350 stipend to support their participation. 

Three overarching questions will guide the conference:

  • What strategies can we follow as a discipline to elevate the use of evidence-based teaching approaches and the status of SoTL work as scholarly work?
  • How can teachers of linguistics advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in their classrooms and in the discipline?
  • How can linguistic theory and the teaching of linguistics inform the teaching practices of other sciences?

The conference will include multiple opportunities for engagement by attendees. In addition to the more traditional presentations and plenary sessions, all in attendance will have opportunities to engage in dialogue and critical reflection. This format will allow attendees to reflect on the values they hold as teachers, reflect on their own teaching and learning experiences, share and acquire practical pedagogical tools, and set personal and professional goals for improving teaching in linguistics and across STEM more broadly.

Plenary Presenters

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Dr. April Baker-Bell

Dr. Baker-Bell is a transdisciplinary teacher-researcher-activist and Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and English Education in the Department of English and Department of African American and African Studies at Michigan State University.

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Dr. Raj Chaudury

Dr. Chaudury is Associate Professor of Physics and Executive Director of the Innovation in Learning Center at the University of South Alabama. He also currently serves as the President of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Program Grant no. 2228242. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. For more information see:

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Christina Bjorndahl (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Reed Blaylock (University of Southern California)
  • Dr. Evan Bradley (Penn State, Brandywine)
  • Dr. Ann Bunger (Indiana University)
  • Dr. Kristin Denham (Western Washington University)
  • Alison Elliott (Boise State University; Graduate Associate)
  • Dr. Jessi Grieser (University of Michigan)
  • Dr. Kazuko Hiramatsu (University of Michigan-Flint; co-chair)
  • Dr. Wesley Y. Leonard (University of California, Riverside)
  • Dr. Michael Rushforth (University of Texas at San Antonio)
  • Dr. Michal Temkin Martinez (Boise State University; co-chair)
  • Dr. Lynsey Wolter (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
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