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

Brett McCollum’s “SoTL Mentoring for the Mind and the Heart” is an autoethnography in which he describes the development of his professional identity as a SoTL scholar and mentor by using a model of professional identity based on work by Paterson and colleagues. He reflects on “unlearning” assumptions about research that he learned as a chemist, as well as learning the “hidden curriculum” he encountered in SoTL and how these unlearning/learning processes continue even now as an experienced SoTL scholar. Finally, he argues that the targets of SoTL mentoring should not just be the scholarly mind, but also the scholarly heart.