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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 readers.


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.

Potential topics

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 (, Sandra Enos ( or any member of the Editorial Board.

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