SoTL and students' experiences of their degree-level programs: an empirical investigation

Matthews, Kelly E., Divan, Aysha, John-Thomas, Nicole, Lopes, Valerie, Ludwig, Lynn O., Martini, Tanya S., Motley, Phillip and Tomljenovic-Berube, Ana M. (2013) SoTL and students' experiences of their degree-level programs: an empirical investigation. Teaching and Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal, 1 2: 75-89. doi:10.1353/iss.2013.0020

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Author Matthews, Kelly E.
Divan, Aysha
John-Thomas, Nicole
Lopes, Valerie
Ludwig, Lynn O.
Martini, Tanya S.
Motley, Phillip
Tomljenovic-Berube, Ana M.
Title SoTL and students' experiences of their degree-level programs: an empirical investigation
Journal name Teaching and Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2167-4779
2167-4787
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1353/iss.2013.0020
Volume 1
Issue 2
Start page 75
End page 89
Total pages 15
Editor Mick Healey
Beth Marquis
Place of publication Bloomington, IN, United States
Publisher Indiana University Press
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In the global higher education sector, government accountability initiatives are increasingly focused on degree-level competencies that may be expected from university graduates. The purpose of this paper was to examine the extent to which SoTL reflects this increased interest in student learning across the degree program. Articles (N=136) published in three international SoTL journals, over the past three years, were systematically reviewed using a framework that concentrated on the extent to which they reflected a focus of (a) teaching-emphasis versus learning-emphasis and (b) unit-level (subject, course) versus degree-/program-level. Our analysis indicated that the majority of SoTL publications (47%) were focused at the level of a single unit with an emphasis on teaching practice; in contrast, only a small minority of SoTL publications (9%) were focused at the level of the overall degree with an emphasis on learning processes. Drawing on our review, we highlight SoTL publications that exemplify the inquiry into student learning at the level of the degree program and offer questions to guide future SoTL inquiries.
Keyword Student experience
Curriculum
Student learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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