About the Journal

Imagining SoTL: Selections from the Banff Symposium (IS), an open access publication, stems from the annual Symposium for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), hosted by Mount Royal University’s Mokakiiks Centre for SoTL. 

The Centre is located in Treaty 7 territory, the hereditary homelands of the Niitsitapi (the Blackfoot Confederacy), Îyârhe Nakoda, and Tsuut'ina Nations. When asked to translate the previous name of the Institute for SoTL, Blackfoot elder Leo Fox gave word ksimstaani, which means ‘imagining.’ We name the publication after this inspiring way of thinking about SoTL as possibility and potential for transformation.

In our inaugural publication of Imagining SoTL (IS), we invited all presenters at the 2019 Symposium to submit full papers (4,000-6,000 words including references) based upon their presentations for peer review. Our first issue represents a selection of original research contributions and commentaries on the scholarship of teaching and learning emerging from the Symposium. These may be research articles, reflective essays, calls for collaboration, reports on SoTL in practice, or other scholarly works that investigate teaching and learning in higher education. IS aims for high quality and values methodological richness and variety from a diversity of perspectives.

Open Access Policy

Imagining SoTL is an open access publication.  There are no article processing charges for publishing in Imagining SoTL. We believe that open access is a public good as it promotes sharing of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work.

Copyright for articles is retained by the authors, under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. Please note that if you are uploading supplemental files, like datasets or survey instruments, these must also be provided under an open license and archived in an open repository. For more information, contact the editors.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for any copyrighted material used, including illustrations, and providing documentation to the journal.