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.
Learning How to Do It
SoTL Topics and Methods
A Selection of Areas for Study
Recruitment & Admissions
- Recruitment methods
- Admissions criteria
- Admissions interviews
- 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
- Novice faculty needs
- Promotion and tenure
- Models and methods
SoTL Articles and Books
Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal [an open access SoTL journal]
Angelo, T.A., & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. [available to borrow from the Instructional Designers]
Bishop-Clark, C., & Dietz-Uhler, B. (2012). Engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus. [available to borrow from the Bellack Library]
Divan, A., Ludwig, L.O., Matthews, K. E., Motley, P. M., & Tomljenovic-Berube, A. M. (2017). Survey of research approaches utilized in the scholarship of teaching and learning publications. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 5, 16-29.
Felton, P. (2013). Principles of good practice in SoTL. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 1, 121-125.
Williams, K. M. (2015). Doing research to improve teaching and learning: A guide for college and university faculty. New York, NY: Routledge. [available to borrow from the Bellack Library]