The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) is the scholarly inquiry of student learning and of teaching practice.
The work of the professor becomes consequential only as it is understood by others. Yet, today, teaching is often viewed as a routine function, tacked on, something almost anyone can do. When defined as scholarship, however, teaching both educates and entices future scholars.
Boyer, EL 1991, 'The scholarship of teaching from scholarship reconsidered: Priorities of the professoriate', College Teaching, vol. 39, no. 1, pp.11-13.