The list author says: "This is a list of general higher education books that have, or are likely to become, influential on the scholarship of teaching and learning. The list builds on Kathleen McKinney's suggestions on p. 32 of Enhancing Learning Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and add a few others I think are particularly important."
"Reports the results of longitudinal study of college students during their undergraduate years and into their 20s and 30s. Adapts the concept of self-authorship, which originates in the work of the psychologist Robert Keegan, to educational theory. This concept has been widely taken up in SoTL work."
"An excellent, if quite extensive, anthology about the emerging concept of open education. There is an excellent section in which several authors make connections between open education and SoTL. A free version is available online at http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11309."
"A student affairs perspective on studying and support learning throughout students' undergraduate experience. Recent SoTL work is increasingly looking beyond the classroom to students' full learning careers."
"A very influential text in professional education, building on Schon's empirical work on reflection in professional practice and his arguments about the need for a new epistemology for scholarly that addresses key problems in these domains."
"Reports on the results of the DEEP project, which looked at pedagogical and curricular strategies in place at college and universities that scored unusually high on the National Survey of Student Engagement, on which student report the degree to which they engage in educationally purposeful behaviors, those shown by research to correlate with increased learning."
"Posits that some institutions are redefining themselves in ways that puts supporting student learning at the center of their activities, drawing on examples from across the country. Very influential with some senior administrators, bolstering their support for SoTL initiatives at their institutions."
"Drawing on conversations from a series of seminars that brought together exemplary faculty from both the liberal arts and the professions, this book suggests that the theoretical and the practical can be taught together in new ways that strengthens both liberal and professional learning."
"Takes a neurological approach to examining the science of learning and its practical applications. This book is highly readable and concise, which has made it accessible to a wider audience than many similar works."
"Given that adults are becoming such a central segment of the student population in higher education, theory from adult learning, a thriving and fascinating field, ought to be more influential in SoTL work than it often is. This is a good place to start."
"Provides a rich and comprehensive framework for thinking about the activities involved in teaching and learning and the role of technology at each stage. Not all that well known in the US, but quite influential in the UK and Australia."