Resource of the Month

This month’s resource, The role of SoTL in the academy: Upon the 25th anniversary of Boyer’s Scholarship Reconsidered, is found in the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL). The article, by Beth Kern, Gwendolyn Mettetal, Marcia Dixson, and Robin K. Morgan, examines the connection between the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and Ernest Boyer’s model of scholarship (for information on how Belmont utilizes Boyer’s model, see pages 22-23 of the Faculty Handbook). In addition, the authors present a new model that explains important distinctions between teaching practice and SoTL research. According to its website, JoSoTL “aims to address contemporary issues bridging teaching and learning in higher education, philosophical approaches to teaching, current research, and praxis.”

The purpose of the Resource of the Month is twofold:
1) To encourage the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) by providing examples of high-quality research.
To provide faculty with innovative ideas that promote effective pedagogy.