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Issues in Teaching and Learning
An online journal published at Rhode Island College
We are excited to share with you this newest volume of Issues in Teaching and Learning (ITL), our tenth. The first volume of ITL was published in 2002 and in it, the editor Sandra Enos explained that “The mission of the journal is to create and deepen dialogue among the faculty and others about teaching and learning and to create a forum for productive inter-disciplinary conversations about the art and practice of teaching.” We are pleased to carry these objectives forward with this latest volume of ITL, which focuses on civic or community engagement, a key element of RIC’s mission and strategic plan. Specifically, this volume attempts to answer the question: In what ways does Rhode Island College engage with communities beyond its campus borders?
ITL should not be considered the sole platform for faculty scholarship, largely because its primary purpose is to stimulate dialogue and explore pedagogical issues. It is not discipline-specific, so peer reviews are not necessarily within any author's field of scholarship. We encourage faculty members to maintain records of contributing to the literature of their disciplines, and to consider ITL as a place to address pedagogy, raise questions, and to share new insights on the process of teaching and learning, all examples of important professional service.