Cathy Bishop-Clark is a Professor and Chair of Computer Information Technology at Miami University, OH Beth Dietz-Uhler is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Miami University, OH.
"Bishop-Clark and Dietz-Uhler have made a unique contribution in
the present volume. It is an exceptionally fine, straight-forward
and brief guide for faculty looking at their first SOTL project.
For most such readers, it will probably seem to be the most helpful
of the [available] guides. And, although it is written with the
novice in mind, many of us with more experience also will benefit
from reading through it.
I anticipate that this book will lead many more faculty members to see their teaching as an opportunity to engage in SOTL. And, even though it is clearly an effective guide for individual thinking, it will be even more effective when used as the focus of a Faculty Learning Community or by a less formal group of faculty working together. Indeed, the core structure and especially the worksheets will help groups to stay focused and productive. However used, it will help teachers use SOTL as a way to improve their students' learning and to foster more advanced learning outcomes while simultaneously enhancing the faculty members' own professional development and careers. I hope you find it as interesting and helpful as I did."-- (03/01/2012)