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Last modified: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Indiana University Press to publish new journal: Teaching and Learning Inquiry

Aug. 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Press will publish Teaching and Learning Inquiry, the official journal of the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, with the first issue scheduled for publication in March 2013.

Published twice a year, Teaching and Learning Inquiry will include insightful research, theory, commentary and other scholarly works that document or facilitate investigations of teaching and learning in higher education. The journal will value quality and variety in its vision of the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, or SOTL, is a growing movement in post-secondary education. It is scholarly inquiry into student learning that advances the practice of teaching by making research findings public. The International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, or ISSOTL, has cultivated a strong international and interdisciplinary community, primarily through the quality of its annual conferences.

Teaching and Learning Inquiry's Editorial Board features representation from ISSOTL's international regions (the U.S., Canada, Australasia and Europe), the entire career spectrum (from student to retiree), a breadth of disciplines and professions, a variety of institutional types, and women and men.

Editors Nancy Chick of the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University and Gary Poole of the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia bring strong, complementary backgrounds to the journal with Chick's experience in the humanities and Poole's in the social sciences.

Chick said the journal will offer the best and most groundbreaking work in the scholarship of teaching and learning as it strives to push boundaries and expand the field by introducing a wider range of genres and perspectives.

"We plan to do this without compromising well-established criteria that would be expected across the disciplines," she said. "We will be creative, thoughtful, artistic and scientific. This sounds ambitious, but it is just what SOTL needs within the covers of one leading journal."

In addition, Teaching and Learning Inquiry invites nontraditional genres of publication. Along with essays, projects will also be represented in poems, dialogues and other creative products.

The journal will regularly feature articles documenting SOTL projects, theoretical assertions, literature syntheses, or reports on the field; dialogues responding to previous issues; innovative but systematic reflections through creative products; and reviews of books, external articles, Web resources or conferences.

Questions regarding submissions may be directed to