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The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching (ISSN 1052-4800) is a peer-reviewed journal published at Miami University by and for faculty at universities and two- and four-year colleges to increase student learning through effective teaching, interest in and enthusiasm for the profession of teaching, and communication among faculty about their classroom experiences. It answers Ernest Boyer's (1990) call for a forum to present the scholarship of teaching and learning. The Journal provides a scholarly, written forum for discussion by faculty about all areas affecting teaching and learning, and gives faculty the opportunity to share proven, innovative pedagogies and thoughtful, inspirational insights about teaching.

Meet the Editors

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Milton Cox


Miami University

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Laurie Richlin

Executive Editor

Western Michigan University School of Medicine

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Gregg Wentzell

Managing Editor

Miami University

What Prominent Teacher-Scholars Have to Say About the Journal

"What makes the Journal special is that it is one of few venues to promote a research-based analysis of the multiple dimensions of teaching." -Theodore C. Wagenaar, Carnegie Scholar; Former Editor, Teaching Sociology

"The Journal is of particular value in our current climate, which is now bringing much-needed attention nationally and internationally to the importance of teaching and learning effectiveness. It is valued by the entire academic community for its promotion of excellence in teaching and learning." -Kay Herr Gillespie, Co-Executive Director, The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education

"The Journal occupies a unique place in the literature for higher education. If we are indeed going to honor the scholarship of teaching, the field needs a publication like this, where research on teaching and learning in higher education can find an outlet." -Marilla D. Svinicki, Editor, Jossey-Bass New Directions for Teaching and Learning Series; Former Director, Center for Teaching Effectiveness, The University of Texas at Austin