What is SoTL

By Eileen M. Herteis

The work of Ernest Boyer has emphasized that teaching is not distinct from scholarship, which is too often and too narrowly interpreted as meaning only publication in refereed journals. Boyer reminds us that teaching is scholarship: that the concept of scholarship is already inherent in teaching. However, we must use the same robust criteria for documenting and evaluating teaching as we do other forms of scholarship.

This web site is a companion to the Teaching Portfolio site (located in the GMCTE website): its principal purpose is to encourage all teachers to include teaching when they refer to their scholarly work. The corollary of that is to anchor the teaching portfolio firmly in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.

Eileen M. Herteis
March, 2004