What is RiTL?

RiTL (Research in Teaching and Learning) at UF is specialized research that focuses on teaching methods that promote deep student learning across academic disciplines. UF’s RiTL community of researchers and educators will engage in the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance field-specific learning. RiTL at UF includes scholarly work related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Teaching as Research (TAR), and Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER).

Who is this for?

RiTL includes everyone who is interested in engaging in research that advances the scholarship of teaching and learning, including:

-All faculty
-Department chairs
-Staff and librarians
-Graduate students and postdocs

How to Get involved:

1. Join a Faculty Learning Community (FLC)

RiTL FLC is a reading, learning, and writing community centered on teaching-as-research: the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of students and teachers. UF instructors, staff, graduate students, and postdocs will develop their knowledge of scholarship on teaching and learning, as well as available resources on campus, to create educational research proposals, applying what they have learned in the FLC to their unique disciplines.

Learn more and apply

2. Community of Practice in Action (CoPA)

The Teaching and Learning Research Community of Practice in Action (CoPA) aims to advance teaching and learning research in higher education. Biweekly meetings held during Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 will provide the opportunity to collaborate, receive institutional support, and engage with guest speakers. By joining this community, you will have the chance to conduct research from inception to publication or presentation, improving your teaching practices and student outcomes. Connect with passionate educators today and make a lasting impact on higher education.

Apply here. 

3. Fall 2023 RiTL Fireside Chat

Come celebrate the season and the completion of the first semester of our RiTL FLCs!  Please join us on December 7, 2023, for the fall 2023 RiTL Fireside Chat with Dr. Bob Mathieu. Dr. Mathieu will share his best practice recommendations, and ideas for developing, maintaining, and sustaining a Research in Teaching and Learning practice. All are welcome to attend, and come prepared to ask questions or share ideas about your RiTL progress and tap into the expertise of Dr. Mathieu. 

Festive treats will be provided – Please Join Us!  

Learn more about the RiTL Fireside Chat and Register here.