A quick review of the authors publishing in the Journal of Scholarship and Learning and like publications in SOTL does not show such an impressive author list of mainstream scholars at highly regarded institutions.
Inconsistent with my initial vision for SOTL, SOTL has become dominated by educationalists without a discipline base and administrators and managers who either never had a home in an academic discipline or have left it.
SOTL may have appeal to the growing number of lecturers, clinical faculty members, and those solely responsible for teaching in post-secondary positions because its "scholarship" label appears to bring respectability within the tradition of higher education.
Unfortunately, and contrary to my 1999 vision that the scholarship of teaching and learning would further advance the recognition of teaching within economics, the SOTL movement may in fact end up marginalizing economic education because of its attraction to less than stellar scholars within the disciplines.
An Unrealized Vision for SOTL," The International Commons 3 (January): 10-12.