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ERIC Number: EJ1135555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Personal Reflection: An Early Introduction to SoTL and the Shaping of an Academic Career
McGrath, April L.
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v6 n2 Article 29 Jul 2012
This personal reflection describes my development as a professor engaged in SoTL, describing the path from an unsure graduate student to an early career faculty member working at an undergraduate university dedicated to excellence in teaching. I was introduced to SoTL at the beginning of my doctoral program and received the necessary support to pursue my research interests in the area of writing and feedback. The mentoring provided by a faculty member during that time ensured that I followed through on my first SoTL research project. Since then, support from a SoTL program at my current institute has allowed me to learn more about SoTL and to take my research in different directions, all the while keeping student learning at the centre of my inquiries.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A