Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Featured Columns

The Scholarly Teacher presents content in three ways: 

  • Infographics:  Quick Read Teaching Tips

  • Faculty-Written contributions

  • Student-Written Essays 

 

Subject Matter

Topics posted to the scholarly blog reflect contemporary issues in higher education, and offer tips and best practices. We encourage you to define the issue presented, tell us what works, what challenges had to be overcome, what might you do differently in the future, and suggest recommendations for others facing the issue. In addition to explaining/describing a professional experience, it is expected that the foundation of the writing is grounded in sound pedagogy and includes three to five references (APA Format).  Please include three discussion questions that could be addressed in the context of a faculty discussion, graduate seminar, or self-reflection.

Infographic of a Teaching Tip

We encourage submissions from educators willing to contribute a teaching tip that improves teaching and student learning. Please format your infographic sized to 800 x 2000 pixels and allow space for the Scholarly Teacher graphic identity to be placed below your credit.

Student Submissions

Systematic improvement of effective teaching is incomplete without recognizing the student experience.  As such, we welcome the submission of posts written by students, describing specific experiences that result in more challenges or more significant achievements in today's classroom.  Including student voices in our reflections about pedagogy is necessary to both enhance and enrich our pursuit of quality education. The length of a student submission should be 750-1000 words.

 

Style

The content presented should be more conversational and less scientific language. Avoid jargon as our readership is interdisciplinary and English may be the second language. Present the material in an organized fashion. Make use of headings, charts, tables, or bullet points in such a way that the content layout increases clarity for the reader. The length of the post should be 950 to 1200 words.

 

Scope

Think of the blog as a stimulus for further reflection and discussion. Many subscribers use the blog to initiate seminar-type discussions at department meetings and in graduate courses. Please include three discussion questions that could be addressed in the context of a faculty discussion, graduate seminar, or self-reflection.