SoTL still struggling to captivate research community: Bortolin

December 6, 2018

Despite the fact that conferences and journals support the scholarship of teaching and learning, it remains a periphery discipline, writes Kathleen Bortolin. The author finds that part of the difficulty lies with the fact that SoTL practitioners tend to be located in teaching-intensive universities. While the notion of research on teaching seems like something of a no-brainer, Bortolin states, the limited research capacity of teaching universities can also make it difficult to implement. Bortolin concludes that the solution to this quandary remains unclear, and that faculty have been further burdened to renew their focus on mental health issues in the context of pedagogy. University Affairs (National)