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

Heidi Marsh and Eileen De Courcy write about the transition “From Industry to SoTL: Making the Case for Taking the Leap.” In contexts such as polytechnics, institutes of technology, or vocational universities, teaching innovation and excellence is a priority; however, there is typically no mandate for faculty to engage in research and scholarship. Based on their experience offering a SoTL support program on such a campus, the authors discuss some of the benefits and challenges their faculty members encountered and conclude with a series of recommendations for vocational faculty who want to do SoTL.