SoTL Resources



The Teaching Professor Annual Conference

EduCause ConnectA reimagining of EDUCAUSE regional conferences, EDUCAUSE Connect events have less of a conference feel and are instead highly interactive, action-driven professional development experience[s] focused on finding workable solutions, connecting peoples experiences, building professional networks, and growing individual and collective understanding of higher education IT issues. Submission deadline: N/A | Connect Events held from February through April

The Clute Institute Education ConferenceThis four/five-day, international conference offers two main tracks: Business and Education. Both conferences are held on the same days at the same location, and the focus of the Education conference is improving research and teaching skills.. Submission deadline: Varies | Conferences held in January, March, June, August, and October

Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual MeetingEach year, the Annual Meeting provides a broad, national framework and setting for approximately 1,800 attendees interested in higher education including presidents, academic administrators, faculty members, policy leaders, and student affairs administrators to gain a deeper understanding of current research, national trends, and innovative approaches to undergraduate education reform. Submission deadline: July | Conference held in late January

Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy This conference showcases higher education teaching excellence and features topics relevant to the scholarship of teaching and learning, including best pedagogical practices and current teaching research. Submission deadline September/October | Conference held in January/FebruaryAnnual Conference on The First-Year ExperienceThe annual FYE conference brings together educators from around the world in order to discuss, enhance, and expand the first-year movement globally. Submission deadline: March | Conference held in June

General Resources

Campus Compact

Student-Centered Teaching and Learning


AcademeMagazine of the American Association of University Professors.

Active Learning in Higher EducationFocuses on all aspects of developments, innovations and good practice in higher education teaching and learning worldwide, including the use of information and communication technologies.

American Educational Research JournalReports original research, both empirical and theoretical, and brief synopses of research.

Arts and Humanities in Higher Education An international journal that seeks to publish articles characterised by profound thought about both the interface between research and teaching in the subject in question and the transformational purposes of a higher education.

Chronicle of Higher Education

College TeachingFocuses on how teachers can improve student learning.

Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Multi-disciplinary, refereed, online publication with general and discipline-specific sections.

Effective TeachingDialogue on peer review of university teaching.

Innovations in Education and Teaching International Journal of the Staff and Educational Development Association, focusing on innovation in higher education through staff and educational development.

Insight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching A refereed journal with articles that are geared toward a broad range of post-secondary faculty and administrators and content that is generalizable across a variety of disciplines.

Instructional Science Journal focuses on publishing original empirical research on "learning by people of all ages, in all areas of curriculum, and in informal and formal learning contexts."

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning Seeks to publish research, analysis and practice "related to all aspects of implementing problem-based learning in K-12 and post-secondary classrooms."

International Journal for Academic DevelopmentA journal published four times a year focusing on the theory and practice of educational development in higher education internationally.

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning The IJ-SoTL is an open, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal published twice a year by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University to be an international vehicle for articles, essays, and discussions about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its applications in higher/tertiary education today. All submissions undergo a double-blind peer-review process.

Journal of Adult EducationProvides a regional forum for discussion of current issues and research in adult education, its evolution and future.

Journal of Classroom InteractionAn international journal focusing upon classroom interaction and student learning.

Journal of College Science TeachingPublished by the National Science Teachers Association

Journal on Excellence in College TeachingForum for faculty to share proven, innovative teaching in colleges and universities. Published by Miami University, the peer-reviewed journal seeks articles about "all areas of teaching and learning."

Journal of General EducationPublished by Penn State UP, the journal seeks articles that provide "innovative methods in teaching and assessment, profiles of exemplary general education programs, case studies of successful curriculum development efforts, and reviews of books and monographs related to general education."

Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant Development Dedicated to helping Teaching Assistants become better instructors and to help institutions in developing their role within higher education.

Journal of Higher EducationInvestigates issues of higher education teaching, administration, evaluation, and management.

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and LearningIncludes articles on teaching and learning processes at colleges and universities.

Journal of the Learning SciencesProvides a multidisciplinary forum for the presentation of research on learning and education.

Learning and Individual Differences Devoted to publishing articles that contribute to an understanding of individual differences within an educational context.

Learning and InstructionMulti-disciplinary journal that provides a platform for the publication of the research in the areas of learning, development, instruction and teaching.

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE)Published in the United Kingdom, LATHE is an interdisciplinary refereed journal providing an accessible international forum for scholarly debate related to learning, teaching and assessment in higher education. LATHE aims to serve as an effective dissemination mechanism for pedagogic research and development through the publication of scholarly articles, book reviews and case studies of effective practice.

Learning Communities JournalA peer-reviewed journal published by and for faculty, faculty developers, and administrators at universities and two- and four-year colleges to share research about, experiences with, and student and faculty learning through learning communities. The Journal provides a scholarly, written forum for discussion about all areas affecting faculty and student learning communities, and gives community participants the opportunity to share proven, innovative strategies and thoughtful, inspirational insights.

Liberal Education Expresses the voices of educators nationwide who are working to enrich liberal learning.

Mind, Brain, and EducationPublishes peer-reviewed articles concerned with brain and behavioral issues relevant to the broad field of education. MBE provides a forum for the accessible presentation of basic and applied research on learning and development, including analyses from biology, cognitive science, and education.

Mountain Rise Mountain Rise is an open, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal published twice a year by the Coulter Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Western Carolina University for the purpose of being an international vehicle for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) .

National Teaching and Learning ForumNewsletter that provides a forum for dialogue regarding the challenge of teaching and learning in the college classroom. (Newsletter; not refereed)

New Directions for Teaching and Learning Presents ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on both the practical expertise of seasoned instructors and on the latest research findings of educational and psychological researchers.(Not refereed)

The Peabody Journal of EducationPublishes quarterly symposia in the broad area of education and human development.

Research in Higher EducationFeatures original theoretical and in-depth empirical research about the functioning of post-secondary educational institutions.

Review of Higher EducationArticles, essays, and reviews discuss issues affecting higher education. Official journal of ASHE.

Simulation and Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and ResearchInternational forum for the study and discussion of simulation/gaming methodology used in education, training, consultation, and research.

Teachers College RecordJournal of research, analysis, and commentary in the field of education.

Teaching in Higher EducationAddresses the roles of teaching, learning and the curriculum in higher education in order to explore and clarify the intellectual challenges which they present.

Teaching Professor Offers concise information to help faculty members teach more effectively. Topics include giving lectures, testing, planning courses, student passivity and working with teaching assistants. (Newsletter; not refereed)

Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive UniversityExplores the history, present circumstances, and possible future of Americas hardest working but least studied institutions of higher learning Regional State Universities or, to use a more recent and revealing title, State Comprehensive Universities (SCUs). Publishes reflective essays that explore the satisfactions and frustrations of careers spent at SCUs, studies of specific topics based on quantitative and/or qualitative research, and articles that focus on application.

Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal A forum for conversations intended to foster the improvement of adult teaching and learning. Facilitates the multi-disciplinary exchange of ideas, actions, and results of innovative and professional practice in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning