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ERIC Number: EJ881861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
Ten-Year Reflections on Mentoring SoTL Research in a Research-Intensive University
Hubball, Harry; Clarke, Anthony; Poole, Gary
International Journal for Academic Development, v15 n2 p117-129 Jun 2010
This study focuses on an examination of mentoring SoTL research from the 10-year implementation of an 8-month mixed-mode international faculty certificate program on SoTL leadership at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Data suggest that faculty members, especially those unfamiliar with social science methodologies, experienced significant research challenges when investigating SoTL in complex institutional/curricula/classroom settings. Effective mentoring for SoTL, as part of a community of practice, influenced positive research outcomes. For example, through a community of practice, SoTL mentors performed professional, facilitation and agency roles to engage individual faculty members in SoTL research. A community of SoTL researchers helped to address key epistemological, methodological and ethical challenges faced by individual faculty members when conducting SoTL research in diverse disciplinary contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada