SoTL Guides, Resources & Further Reading


Fundamental of SoTL/What is SoTL:

Chick, N. (2019). SoTL The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. A Guide from the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Calgary: Taylor Institute.

Geertsema, J. (2016). Academic development, SoTL and educational research. International Journal for Academic Development21(2), 122-134. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2016.1175144

Hutchings, P., Huber, M., & Ciccone, A. (2011). The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.*

Hutchings, P., & Shulman, L. S. (1999). The scholarship of teaching: New elaborations, new developments. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning31(5), 10-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/00091389909604218 *

McKinney, K. (2006). Attitudinal and structural factors contributing to challenges in the work of the scholarship of teaching and learning. New directions for institutional research129, 37-50. https://doi.org/10.1002/ir.170 *

Poole, G., & Simmons, N. (2013). The contributions of the scholarship of teaching and learning to quality enhancement in Canada. Enhancing quality in higher education: International perspectives, 118-128.

Trigwell, K., Martin, E., Benjamin, J., & Prosser, M. (2000). Scholarship of teaching: A model. Higher Education Research & Development19(2), 155-168. https://doi.org/10.1080/072943600445628 *

* Considered seminal works in SoTL


SoTL Guides

Chick, N. (2019). SoTL The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. A Guide from the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Calgary: Taylor Institute.

Laverty, C. (2016). Educational Research: A Practical Guide. Kingston: Queen’s University.


Ethics in SoTL

Course on Research Ethics (CORE)

Fedoruk, L. (2017). Ethics in the scholarship of teaching and learning: Key principles and strategies for ethical practice. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Guide Series. Calgary, AB: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary.

MacLean, M., & Poole, G. (2010). An Introduction to Ethical Considerations for Novices to Research in Teaching and Learning in Canada. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 1(2), 7. https://doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2010.2.7

Mount Royal University (MRU) Human Research Ethics Board. Ethical Considerations for Dual‐Role Research: Conducting Research with Students in your own Classroom. http://www.mtroyal.ca/cs/groups/public/documents/pdf/dualroleresearchers.pdf

Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2)


Publishing & Disseminating SoTL:

Tight, M. (2018). Higher education journals: Their characteristics and contribution. Higher Education Research & Development, 37(3), 607-619. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2017.1389858


Data Collection & Survey Development

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Equity & Inclusion Office. (2019). Equity and inclusion in data collection: Asking about Gender. University of British Columbia.

Jhangiani, R., Troisi, J. D., Fleck, B., Legg, A. M., & Hussey, H. D. (Eds.). (2015). A compendium of scales for use in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Society for the Teaching of Psychology. 

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