Scholarly activity is the process in which research is conducted, evaluated, disseminated, and preserved. The dissemination of research - or communicating one's findings to the broader community - is an important step in the process. Scholarly communication can take on many forms, including but not limited to:
Scholarly activity benefits the author or creator by increasing their expertise and visibility within their field; benefits the author's field of study by contributing to the scholarly conversation and body of knowledge, thereby allowing others to draw on the author's work for their own research or course designs; and benefits SAIT by increasing the visibility of the institution itself.
In offering its bachelor degrees, SAIT Polytechnic adheres to the standards set by the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC). The council is an arms-length, quality-assurance agency that regulates the degree programs offered by Alberta's post-secondary institutions.
The CAQC requires academic faculty to engage in scholarly output and/or research in order to enhance and maintain their knowledge base to support instruction. To reflect SAIT's commitment to these activities, and to help guide SAIT researchers in their scholarly pursuits, SAIT has developed a Scholarly Activity Policy document and a Scholarly Activity Procedure document:
For more information on what constitutes Scholarly Activity at SAIT, please visit the Applied Research and Innovation Services page on Scholarly Activity
Librarians at SAIT are available for one-on-one research consultations. This service is provided to help faculty members and researchers at SAIT with using library resources, finding a journal to publish in, assessing a journal's credibility and impact factor, and more.
The library also offers several workshops a semester for faculty and researchers at SAIT. To view and register for upcoming workshops, please visit the library events calendar, located below.
For additional resources on research, writing, and publishing, please visit the Faculty Links tab of this guide.