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

Open access PDF

ISBN: 978-1-951414-10-8

June 2024

Metrics: 21 views

ISBN: 978-1-951414-11-5

July 2024

Paula Baron and Silvia McCormack’s “Planning a SoTL Research Career: A Cautionary Tale from Australia” presents the results from a qualitative survey of research administrators across Australia about their perceptions of SoTL. Their findings show that when evaluated against traditional research metrics, such as amount of funding and impact beyond the university, much SoTL can be perceived negatively. Those seeking a SoTL career should, of course, be aware of these challenges. However, their study also generated useful advice from research administrators who see SoTL as a “vital and emerging area of inquiry.”