The IDEA Paper series, begun in 1979, is one of IDEA’s most recognizable resources. IDEA Papers are a national forum for the publication of peer-reviewed articles pertaining to the general areas of teaching and learning, faculty evaluation, curriculum design, assessment, and administration in higher education.
If you are looking for additional research on IDEA, look at our external publications.
Aims and Scope
IDEA Papers publish peer-reviewed scholarly papers of a theoretical/conceptual and applied nature that contribute to the understanding of higher-education faculty teaching, evaluation, and development; and leadership evaluation and development. Papers representing all aspects of teaching and academic leadership are welcomed including reflections, reviews of research, guidelines for effective practice, and research-based suggestions for improving teaching, student learning, and leadership. The series, however, does not publish papers whose primary purpose is to report the method and results of an empirical study.
Ronald A. Berk, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus and former Assistant Dean for Teaching
The Johns Hopkins University
Allison P. Boye, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center
Texas Tech University
Kay Gillespie, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Innovative Higher Education
Professor Emerita, Colorado State University
Walt Gmelch, Ph.D.
Professor of Leadership Studies
University of San Francisco
James E. Groccia, Ph.D.
Professor, Educational Foundations, Leadership & Technology
Enoch S. Hale, Ph.D.
Learning Innovation Consultant
Virginia Commonwealth University
Teddi A. Joyce, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Contemporary Media & Journalism
University of South Dakota
Patricia R. Payette, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Director, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Louisville
Susan R. Perry, Ph.D.
University Director of Outcome Assessment
Case Western Reserve University
Dan Wheeler, Ph.D.
Professor of Extension and Higher Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln