The GVSU Scholarship of Teaching Taskforce defines the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as:


  • "A scholarship of teaching  requires a public account of the act of teaching, components of which can include vision, design, enactment, outcomes, and analyses. This account is such that it can be reviewed critically by various publics, including the teacher's professional peers. It can also be used productively by members of those same communities."

Below are websites that contain a wealth of information to support individual and collective engagement in and dissemination of scholarship into teaching and learning.

Randy Bass of Georgetown University discusses ways to approach finding in one's teaching "a set of problems worth pursuing as an ongoing intellectual focus" parallel with the kinds of problems and questions faculty often pursue in their research. His perspective is practical and his explanations of questions that can drive faculty investigations of their own teaching are clear and concise. Bass was the keynote speaker at the 1997 GVSU Fall Teaching and Learning Conference.

The Carnegie Foundation offers an Annotated Bibliography on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning which contains citations of articles, books, and web hot links that address definitions, examples, and resources for those interested in learning more about and engaging in scholarship around teaching and learning.

A SoTL website rich with information and resource links, hosted by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology at Illinois State University.

The Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JSOTL) offers archives on the web and publishes research articles, essays, and classroom action research reports.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academy: a local conference dedicated to the topic. 

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: a professional society with wonderful resources on their website and a large annual conference. 


Three excellent books available in the Pew FTLC library that we use in our work:

(1) Bishop-Clark, C., & Dietz-Uhler, B. (2012). Engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning: A guide to the process, and how to develop a project from start to finish. Sterling, VA: Stylus. 

(2) Cross, K. P., & Steadman, M. H. (1996). Classroom research: Implementing the scholarship of teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

(3) McKinney, K. (2007). Enhancing learning through the scholarship of teaching and learning: The challenges and joys of juggling. Bolton, MA: Anker.


For more information on this or any teaching related topic, please contact the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (331-3499) or ftlc@gvsu.edu

Page last modified September 10, 2013