Toward an Integrated Model of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Faculty Development


The authors explore the intersection of models of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and faculty development. They propose a new model that integrates the processes of faculty development with the methodologies and the culture of SoTL and suggests ways to enhance the work done by teaching faculty and by faculty developers. They recommend that faculty development centers use a model of a continuous circle wherein novices can learn to become experts and then use their knowledge and expertise to improve the work done by the center. This continuous circle model will help create a culture of inquiry and investigation where questions about teaching and learning are investigated and studied so that they build knowledge and feed back into the teaching others are doing.