Proposal Title

Peerless: Imagining New Models for the Peer Review of SoTL

Proposal Abstract

Pioneers of the Boyer scholarship model emphasized the need for largely conventional peer review processes as the mechanism through which non-traditional forms would be validated. This has proven to be easier to do in theory than in practice. The objectives of this session are to creatively explore the nexus of SoTL, the peer review process, and faculty reward systems and to provide solutions for integrating these on Boyer campuses. The nearly synonymous identification of quality with the double-blind peer review process is one of the primary assumptions upon which the review of scholarship is based, but the traditional peer review system is ill-equipped to handle special issues inherent in non-traditional scholarship. It “takes imagination” to document and appropriately evaluate non-traditional scholarship. Using case studies drawn from real-life examples, participants will explore the questions, support structures, and models for institutionalizing not just SOTL, but appropriate peer review mechanisms for dealing with SOTL that is unique or innovative in form, function, mode, or content.

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Room 2911

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 7th, 3:00 PM Mar 7th, 3:45 PM

Peerless: Imagining New Models for the Peer Review of SoTL

Room 2911

Pioneers of the Boyer scholarship model emphasized the need for largely conventional peer review processes as the mechanism through which non-traditional forms would be validated. This has proven to be easier to do in theory than in practice. The objectives of this session are to creatively explore the nexus of SoTL, the peer review process, and faculty reward systems and to provide solutions for integrating these on Boyer campuses. The nearly synonymous identification of quality with the double-blind peer review process is one of the primary assumptions upon which the review of scholarship is based, but the traditional peer review system is ill-equipped to handle special issues inherent in non-traditional scholarship. It “takes imagination” to document and appropriately evaluate non-traditional scholarship. Using case studies drawn from real-life examples, participants will explore the questions, support structures, and models for institutionalizing not just SOTL, but appropriate peer review mechanisms for dealing with SOTL that is unique or innovative in form, function, mode, or content.