Submissions and Guidelines
Issues in Teaching and Learning, an on-line publication funded with support
from the Faculty Development Fund, will publish its second issue in August/September
2003. The publication features articles by RIC faculty and staff examining issues
and innovations in teaching and learning on campus. The mission of the journal
is to create and deepen dialogue among the faculty and others about teaching and
learning. Aware of time constraints and demands on faculty time, we are encourage
short, informal manuscripts that raise issues, present innovations, challenge
"common sense", take stands on controversies, and engage conversation among the
Who Can Submit?
Faculty, staff, students, and other members of the Rhode Island College
community are encouraged to submit articles to the editorial board. We also
welcome articles by college alumni and those that are co-authored with members
of the college community. Each issue will feature eight or so articles.
When are submissions due?
This journal has a rolling review process. We will accept manuscripts at any
time during the period September 2002 through May 2003. Submissions must be made
in electronic format. Article length should not exceed 15 pages. Papers
considerably shorter than 15 pages are preferable. Authors should use the formatting
style that is appropriate to their academic discipline. The editorial board will
review manuscripts and select those for publication. Manuscripts will be reviewed
and returned to the authors with comments within a two-month period.
We anticipate that the second issue will be available on-line in August/September
2003, hosted on the RIC web page.
Among the topics that may be of interest to faculty are the use of technology
in the classroom, web-based instruction, pedagogies in critical thinking and
service-learning, teaching about globalization, assessment and the capstone
experience, responding to changing student populations, what disciplines have
to teach each other about teaching, writing cultures and others. We are open to
a wide variety of topics. See the first issue for an example of the variety of
submissions we will entertain.
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Please consider joining the Editorial Board. We are looking for additional
members. We are also looking for individuals willing to review manuscripts for
publications. If you are interested in organizing a Special Issue, please let us
know. Of course, the future of this publication depends on the interest and
support of the college community. Please consider publishing in our journal.
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If you are interested in learning more about the publication, please send an
email to co-editors Randy DeSimone (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Sandra Enos (email@example.com) or any member of the
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