To Improve the Academy

To Improve the AcademyTo 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!

At the same time, we are also moving all of our reviewer profiles and other records to the manuscript management platform used by MPS. If you or a colleague has a manuscript they are eager to submit, you may do so at, though please keep in mind that we are still setting things up. For that reason, the automated responses and other such features are a bit bare bones–and, because we are setting up the review process, we are not quite ready to send articles out for review. However, we are happy to take submissions now and hold them until we are able to send them out.

Finally, we anticipate our first issue with MPS will be out in October/November 2019.

Once we get a bit more of the set-up completed, we will be issuing a call for an associate editor, for new reviewers, and for some exciting new parts of the journal. Stay tuned for more!



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Selected issues are 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.

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

TBD, Associate Editor

Authors & Reviewers

For full author guidelines, please visit:

For manuscript submissions, please visit:

To sign up to serve as a peer reviewer, please visit:

Please note that the submission site (ScholarOne) will ask you to create an account prior to submitting your manuscript or setting yourself up as reviewer.

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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