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Senior Editor

Dianne Bateman, Champlain St-Lambert College & McGill University (Montreal, Quebec)

The Journal

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) is a peer reviewed, trans-disciplinary, open-access electronic journal created and supported by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. We accept submissions (in French or English) from academic professionals working to understand and enhance learning through systematic scholarly inquiry: articles relevant to the Canadian context, that shed new light on the teaching and learning interests of post-secondary education in Canada, including quantitative and/or qualitative research reports and essays examining issues in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

For additional submission guidelines and format requirements, please click on the Submission Guidelines link on the side menu bar.

If you have any questions or are interested in being a reviewer for the journal, please contact the editors at info@cjsotl-rcacea.ca.

Call for Senior Editor

The editorial board of the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL)/La revue canadienne sur l'avancement des connaissances en enseignement et en apprentissage (RCACEA) invites letters of interest for the position of Senior Editor for a three-year, renewable term. The Senior Editor provides editorial leadership, collaborating with the Associate Editors to ensure the aims, scope and quality of the CJSoTL/RCACEA is sustained.

More specifically, the Senior Editor is responsible for:

• screening submissions to determine if they fall within the journal’s aims, scope and article types;

• assigning each submission to an Associate Editor who will guide it through the review process;

• monitoring the progress of articles through the review process;

• providing support to the Associate Editors as needed;

• arranging and chairing monthly editorial team meetings; and.

• creating a yearly expense report and proposed budget for the STLHE board in collaboration with the Managing Editor.

For more information on the Senior Editor position, please see http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/senioreditor.pdf or contact the Managing Editor, Ken N. Meadows, at kmeadow2@uwo.ca.

SoTL through the Lenses of the Arts and Humanities

As the community of SoTL scholars has grown across Canada and around the world, however, there has been a growing sense that SoTL work has been dominated by the epistemologies, philosophies, and research methods of the social sciences, a view that has been supported by SoTL journal editors and resources dedicated to introducing faculty to SoTL (Gurung and Schwartz, 2009; Jarvis and Creasey, 2009; McKinney and Chick, 2010; Chick, 2012). To quote Nancy Chick (2012) in a recent book on the current state of SoTL in the disciplines, "while many well-known SoTL leaders come from humanities backgrounds …, the on-the-ground work largely marginalizes the practices of their disciplines."

The question then follows: "How does the apparent under-representation of (arts and) humanities-based disciplines affect expectations for SoTL, from norms for research design and methodology to the genre and style of its products?" (McKinney and Chick, 2010).

This special issue of The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning seeks to explore this question, and also to provide examples of SoTL work that uses the genres, approaches, research designs, theoretical and epistemological frameworks, and methodologies of the arts and humanities to explore key topics in teaching and learning.

For the complete call for submissions, please click - Special Issue Call for Submissions

Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2 (2013)

Introduction to the Issue

Research Papers/Rapports de recherche


Exploring the Dynamics of Directed Studies Courses: Student, Instructor, and Administrator Perspectives
Glen Hvenegaard, Anne-Marie L. Link, Sean E. Moore, and Janet C. Wesselius


Walking the Integration Talk: An ArtSci Project
Astrid Steele and Elizabeth L. Ashworth