Faculty new to SoTL, especially when they consider writing for publication, often react by focusing on how different it is—apples and oranges—from their familiar disciplinary processes and products. Although there are indeed significant differences between individual disciplines and SoTL, appealing to the similarities can demystify SoTL as disciplinary experts reach out of their comfort zones and into areas of research and writing that often make them doubt themselves. We fill a gap in the SoTL literature by describing how to go from data analysis to publication in SoTL. We also report on our descriptive study delving into the complexities of participants’ experiences, helping us come to a greater understanding of how to support this work.
Chick, Nancy L.; Cornell-Swanson, La Vonne; Lazarides, Katina; and Meyers, Renee
"Reconciling Apples & Oranges: A Constructivist SoTL Writing Program,"
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
2, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol8/iss2/13