book cover of Becoming a SoTL Scholar, edited by Janice Miller-Young and Nancy L. Chick

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ISBN: 978-1-951414-10-8

June 2024

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ISBN: 978-1-951414-11-5

July 2024

In the reflective essay “Becoming a Teaching and Learning Scholar by Design: Strategies for Scaffolding a SoTL Career Trajectory,” Lorelli Nowell draws upon her own experience as well as the literature to describe seven strategies aimed at building a SoTL research career. Starting with practicing SoTL, she describes using SoTL to make a difference, for example, by using it to inform curricula. She also describes how to be strategic in one’s SoTL agenda by aligning with institutional and disciplinary priorities, as well as by scaffolding research funding. All strategies are illustrated with examples from her own practice. Taken together, the strategies provide an “inclusive roadmap” to inspire new scholars’ next and future steps in a SoTL journey.