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Table of Contents About the Author Foreword Preface 1 What Is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning? A Bit of SoTL History Example Definitions Related Concepts Conclusion 2 Why Do SoTL? Functions of SoTL Value and Fit in the Reward Structure Standards for SoTL Work Conclusion 3 How Do I Get Started? Challenges for First Timers (and Others) What Is the "Problem?" Example SoTL Research Problems and Questions The Role of Theory and the Importance of Definitions Refining Your Question(s) Searching for Literature Conclusion 4 How Can I Move My Project Forward? The Importance of Collaboration Collaborations With Colleagues Involving Students as Coresearchers Integrating SoTL Projects Into Your Existing Professional Life and Workload Resources for SoTL Work Think Outside the Box: Resources Broadly Defined Tips for Grant Writing SoTL Funding Opportunities Conclusion 5 What Are the Practical and Ethical Issues I Must Consider? Practical Issues Ethical Issues-Overview Institutional Review Boards Three Ethical Criteria Informed Consent Right to Privacy Protection From Harm Starting To Put It All Together Conclusion 6 How Do I Design My SoTL Project? Two General Issues The Quantitative and/or Qualitative Choice Time Frames for Your Study Typologies or Categories of Methods Specific Methodologies and Examples Course Portfolios and Other Reflection and Analysis Interviews and Focus Groups Observational Research Questionnaires Content Analysis Secondary Analysis Experiments and Quasi-Experiments Case Studies Multi-Method Studies Analysis and Interpretation How Far Have We Come? Conclusion 7 How Do I Make My SoTL Public and Document My Work? The Meanings of Making Public and Peer Review How Common Is Making Public? Tips and Outlets for Making Public Publications Presentations Web Postings Documenting SoTL Work for the Reward System Conclusion 8 What Are the Disciplinary and Institutional Contexts of SoTL? Disciplinary Contexts Similarities and Differences in Views of SoTL Status of SoTL in the Disciplines Example SoTL Projects in the Disciplines Meanings of Cross- and Interdisciplinary SoTL Examples of Cross-Disciplinary SoTL Institutional Context Campus Support-Some Data Campus Support-Possible Models Strategies for Campus Support Conclusion 9 Where Do We Go From Here? SoTL and Transforming Culture Using SoTL Levels and Forms of Application Some Data on Application Thinking About Use and Application The Future of SoTL Challenges and Opportunities in the Field of SoTL Future Images Conclusion Appendix A: Example Campus Survey on Status of SoTL Appendix B: Additional Resources on SoTL-Web Sites, Articles, Chapters, and Books Appendix C: List of SoTL Journals and Newsletters Appendix D: Example Call for Proposals for Campus SoTL Small Grants Appendix E: Possible Funding Sources for SoTL Work Appendix F: Example IRB Form Questions and Responses for an Interview Study Appendix G: Sample of Useful Books on Portfolios, Classroom Assessment/Research, and Methods Appendix H: Example Tenure and Promotion Language re SoTL Bibliography Index
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Education, Higher -- Research.