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Colleges and universities around the world share a broad focus on education. However, unique characteristics and priorities across institutions may lead to vastly different educational development opportunities for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and levels of impact for the SoTL efforts (e.g., micro, meso, macro, mega). This chapter is organized in two distinct parts. Part 1 examines five different structures typical for SoTL educational development with a focus on their organizational structure within the institution and the SoTL expertise of individuals who that lead these efforts. Strengths and limitations of each structure are presented. Part 2 provides a discussion of critical considerations that impact all SoTL educational development efforts regardless of the type of structure that exists within an institution.

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This book chapter is available Open Access thanks to a transformative agreement between Milner Library and the publisher IGI Global.


This book chapter was originally published in Evidence-Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), IGI Global, 2020, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2212-7.ch003,