Beyond learning and teaching: extending the frontiers of academic development


While learning and teaching are seen as the heart of academic development (also called
educational or faculty development), developers’ activities around the world vary greatly.
Some developers help academics to become more productive researchers, for instance,
while others enhance the skills of academic leaders; some coach academics from
underrepresented groups to navigate institutional politics, others work on organizational
development to shift an entire institutional culture.

Yet when academic development teams branch out into new areas, they may find a relative
shortage of empirical research in a higher education setting that will help them make well informed,
context-specific decisions about their work. Contributions to this Special Issue
will seek to fill in some of these blanks and set the course for a broadened scholarship of
academic development.

This is a call for papers for a Special Issue on ‘Beyond learning and teaching: Extending the
frontiers of academic development,’ due for publication in 2016. Specifically, we are looking
for empirical studies of academic development work beyond learning and teaching. As with
regular IJAD articles, we have no prescribed methodologies and invite you to find creative
ways to evaluate your work and its impact.

All submitted manuscripts will go through IJAD’s double-blind review process as normal once
they are submitted.


Manuscripts due 31 July 2015 | Anticipated publication in early 2016

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be under consideration for
publication elsewhere. A guide for authors, Word template, and other relevant information
can be found on IJAD’s homepage:

Proposals must be submitted online via IJAD’s ScholarOne site:

For further information or for queries about this Special Issue, please contact the Special
Issue co-editor: Meegan Hall (

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