To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development is an electronic journal that seeks to advance excellence in research and practice in educational development.

As of April 2019, To Improve the Academy is being published by Michigan Publishing Services (MPS), an open-access division of the University of Michigan. We are in the process of moving our entire backfile over to the new platform meaning not only that the entire of history of TIA will be available online and for free, but that it will be in one spot, and that the PDFs of each article will be entirely searchable and screen-reader accessible!

For now, the link to Wiley below provides only partial free access to the TIA catalogue.

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Select volumes of To Improve the Academy articles are publicly available.

Strategic Goals

To Improve the Academy endeavors

  • to reflect the diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators who contribute to the rigor and improvement of teaching and learning in higher education
  • to shape the conversation and drive inquiry regarding the scholarship of educational development
  • to support innovation in scholarship, research, practice, and the discipline of educational development itself

To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development 

Lindsay Bernhagen, Editor
Director, Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

TBD, Associate Editor

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Publication History & Citation NoteTo Improve the Academy was published as a printed, edited book with the title, To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development (Jossey-Bass) until 2013, when it moved to an electronic journal with a revised title, To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development (Wiley). Articles published when it was a print publication (i.e. 2013/Volume 32 and earlier) are cited as book chapters, and those published after 2013/Volume 33 are cited as journal articles.