Scholarship of Leading
To the ISSOTL Scholarship of Leading SIG members and the broader ISSoTL community,
Scholarship of Leading (SoL) Special Interest Group Meeting
ISSOTL Conference 2018, Bergen, Norway
Friday, October 26, 2018
7:30 am – 8:20 am
The 5-Pillar Model of Educational Leadership
1) Affective Qualities – ability to demonstrate humility; show respect and empathy; establish trust; facilitate relationship-building.
2) Mentorship and Empowerment - helping colleagues to strengthen their teaching and learning practices; mentoring and coaching colleagues; removing barriers; sharing resources; building capacity for growth; sharing insights and advice; bringing colleagues together.
Promoting the development of educational leadership in higher education is essential for strengthening the quality of teaching and learning. Additional research is needed to conceptualize educational leadership, especially within informal roles. We analysed how faculty members in an academic development program conceptualized educational leadership. Five key characteristics emerged that inform the development of educational leadership capacity in postsecondary contexts: affective qualities, mentoring and empowering, action-orientation, teaching excellence, and research and scholarship.
Committed to pursuing scholarly work on the relationships between leading, teaching and learning, this interest group’s mission is to create opportunities for dialogue, to promote scholarly research on the topic, and to provide support to ISSoTL members interested in and engaged in leadership. For more information, please contact chairs Angela Carbone at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Rolheiser at email@example.com.