Submissions and Guidelines
Issues in Teaching and Learning, an on-line publication funded with
support from the Faculty Development Fund, will publish its third volume at the
of the 2004-2005 academic year. 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 other demands
on faculty, we are encourage short, informal manuscripts that raise issues, present
innovations, challenge “common sense”, take stands on controversies,
and engage conversation among the readers. We are also interested in submissions
that take advantage of electronic media linking the journal with faculty web
pages, on-line course materials, and other files.
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Issues in Teaching and Learning supports other campus efforts to stimulate conversation
about teaching and learning. These include faculty development workshops,
programs on diversity, teaching awards, the work of the Writing Board, and
other activities. In a four-month period, the journal received almost 25,000
hits. The electronic nature of the journal affords low-cost distribution of
ideas and provides opportunities for cross-fertilization of innovations in
teaching and learning. It typifies work being done nationally in the scholarship
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 March 2004 through August 2004. 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.
The Third Volume is a Special One
Rhode Island College is in the middle of its sesquicentennial celebration.
The journal would like to serve as one of the forums where we can review our
history and look to the future. We invite articles, extended and short essays,
opinion pieces, interviews, and other formats that examine changes and
challenges for the college as an institution and for faculty and staff as
members of this community. We welcome articles that look at the impact of the
changes in the demographics of the student body, at changes in instructional
technology, at changes in student expectations about the value of a college
education, about the changing character of faculty work and the reliance on
adjuncts, about competition from profit-making institutions, and changes in
disciplinary boundaries and the creation of knowledge. Contributions are welcome
from all members of the college community, including alumni and students.
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 and being involved
as a member of the Editorial Board, a reviewer or as a contributor.
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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 Editorial Board.
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