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MGH Institute resources to help you with your SoTL projects.
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What is SoTL

SoTL begins with scholarly teaching (informed, reflective teaching), but must progress to analysis and dissemination.  

“Faculty frame and systematically investigate questions related to student learning -
the conditions under which it occurs, what it looks like, how to deepen it, and so
forth - and do so with an eye not only to improving their own classroom but to
advancing practice beyond it.” (Hutchings & Shulman, 1999, p. 13)

Hutchings, P., & Shulman L.S. (1999). The scholarship of teaching: New elaborations, new developments. Change. 31(5), 10-15.


SoTL Topics

Areas for Study

Recruitment & Admissions

  • Recruitment methods
  • Admissions criteria
  • Admissions interviews

Program Evaluation

  • Curricular models
  • Benchmarks for excellence
  • Graduate outcomes/clinical competence

Teaching Methods and Assessment

  • Teaching strategies
  • Teaching with technology
  • Assessment methods
  • Cultural competence

Academic Advising and Mentoring

  • Timing and frequency
  • Faculty development needs

Faculty Development

  • Novice faculty needs
  • Promotion and tenure
  • Models and methods

For more ideas about possible topics for your scholarship, see Peggy Maki's Handout from her Spring 2016 Faculty Development Days workshop.

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See also...

See also...

Our Scholarship page in the Faculty Resources Guide.


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