The Research on Teaching and Learning Summit originated in 1993 as the Georgia Conference on College & University Teaching. The original purpose of the conference was to provide an opportunity for faculty in the University System of Georgia and other schools in the Southeastern region to establish contacts with fellow teachers of undergraduate students, share innovative teaching techniques, and discuss issues associated with undergraduate education. The staff at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University have served as conference coordinators since 1996.
In order to underscore our commitment to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and evidence-based practice, the conference coordinators changed the name of the conference in 2014 to the Research on Teaching and Learning Summit. Originally held annually in February, the coordinators moved the dates of the conference to October beginning in 2015. Since 1993, thousands of educators in colleges and universities from across the country and globe have participated in this interdisciplinary conference.
The Summit offers concurrent sessions on individual and collaborative SoTL projects, cutting-edge issues in pedagogy, and student learning in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. There are also opportunities for participants to network with fellow educators. Participants report that they have learned many new ideas they were able to bring back to campus, and that they have been energized by interacting with a collegial community of educators invested in excellent teaching practices.