To Improve the Academy

To Improve the Academy

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. Access to each peer-reviewed volume of To Improve the Academy is provided to current POD members as a benefit of membership.

The January 2017 issue is publicly available here

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 is part of the Wiley Online Library.

Gary Hawkins, Editor
Associate Dean for Faculty
Warren Wilson College

Brian Smentkowski, Associate Editor
Director, Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE)
Queens University of Charlotte

Authors & Reviewers

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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.

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