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    To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development is an electronic journal that seeks to advance excellence in research and practice in educational development. The journal is the flagship peer-reviewed publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education.

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    Strategic Goals

    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

    Publication History & Citation Note:To Improve the Academy was published as a printed, edited book with the title To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development (Jossey-Bass) until 2013, when it moved to an electronic journal with a revised title, To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development (Wiley). Articles published when it was a print publication (i.e. 2013/Volume 32 and earlier) are cited as book chapters, and those published after 2013/Volume 33 are cited as journal articles.