Aims & Scope

To Improve the Academy endeavors...

  • to reflect the diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators who contribute to the rigor and improvement of teaching and learning in higher education;
  • to shape the conversation and drive inquiry regarding the scholarship of educational development;
  • to support innovation in scholarship, research, practice, and the discipline of educational development itself.

To Improve the Academy publishes scholarly articles for educational developers and those interested in professional, instructional, and organizational development in higher education. The journal welcomes submissions for both practice- and research-based works that advance the field of educational development. Contributions include, for example, descriptions of novel educational development programs with evidence of effectiveness; research studies focused on programs/interventions/initiatives or the work or experiences of educational developers; narrative inquiries into educational development; theoretical or conceptual works that contribute to our understanding of educational development; commentaries on the state of the field.