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Encouraging and evaluating SoTL
At the University of Wollongong SoTL is considered a part of their quality teaching practices. Importantly, a scholarship of teaching is not synonymous with excellent teaching; that requires a specific focus. Associate Professor Eady designed a series of four workshops helping staff to recognise how their work is aligned with SoTL and to consider how they could contribute to SoTL themselves with research that is based in, on and about their teaching.
Notwithstanding the various arguments for and against journal rankings, they are here to stay. So at Monash, a research-intensive university’s business school, Associate Professor Jevons and colleagues constructed a SoTL journal ranking system to encourage scholarship in this area in parallel with existing, well-known discipline-based journal rankings. It would have been easy to list all teaching and learning journals classified as A* or A on the local discipline-based rankings, but problems arose with that approach. Instead we used three numerical metrics to measure a journals 'impactfulness': SNIP, SJR and Citescore. These international measures are not constrained to business education journals so our ranking and its methodology may be of broader interest.