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Holistic Evaluation of Teaching Resource Guide

This guide offers readings and resources to support Dalhousie's Holistic Evaluation of Teaching policy.

Not finding what you're looking for?

This guide offers some examples of existing work on the uses of evidence of teaching. However, there is much more out there to explore! If you would like to find more resources, search our available databases for more teaching and learning literature.

Recommended databases for teaching and learning research

SoTL searching tips

  • Be open to reading and engaging with literature that is different from that of your discipline. You might have to search differently than you have in the past, use different terms, and be open to new methods and article styles. 
  • Make use of the "Cited by" function in Google Scholar to find more relevant information
  • Remember that "not all SoTL work makes it into scholarly literature" (MacMillan, 2016), so don't forget to search the public web for grey literature. 
    • pairing allintitle: with your keywords in Google can help narrow your results
    • try regional domain names, e.g. "undergraduate research" site:edu (for U.S.), "undergraduate research" (for U.K.),  "undergraduate research" (for Australia). Try this Google custom search (created at Mount Royal University) for Canadian academic content.

Credit: Margy MacMillan (cited in Chick, 2016)