Innovative Higher Education

Innovative Higher Education is a publication of the Institute of Higher Education that has been published since 1975. It is a refereed scholarly journal with a distinguished and internationally known editorial review board. Among its editorial goals is to present descriptions and evaluations of innovations and provocative new ideas with relevance for action beyond the immediate context in higher education.

Published February 6, 2017

The articles listed below have recently been posted in “Online First,” the online version of the journal of Innovative Higher Education. These articles are to be considered “published,” and they are accessible to subscribers and fully citable with the doi number. They will appear later in a bundled print issue and e-issue. Note that the majority of subscriptions are libraries and consortia.

Most recent articles posted online:

  • Rachel Chory, Sean Horan, and Marian L. Houser, “Justice in the Higher Education Classroom:  Students’ Perceptions of Unfairness and Responses to Instructors,”

  • Bucu Tezcan-Unal and Kevin Schoepp, “Examining the Effectiveness of a Learning Outcomes Assessment Program:  A Four Frames Perspective,”

  • Robert L. Williams, “Retrospective Integration of Research Conducted on a Large Introductory Psychology Course over a Fifteen Year Period,”

  • Chenoa S. Woods, Keith Richard, Toby Park, David Tandberg, Shouping Hu, Tamara Bertrand Jones, “Academic Advising, Remedial Courses, and Legislative Mandates: An Exploration of Academic Advising in Florida Community Colleges with Optional Developmental Education,”

  • Carrie Klein, “Negotiating Cultural Boundaries through Collaboration:  The Role of Motivation, Advocacy, and Process.”

Editor’s Tip: Be mindful of first impressions. If there is a spelling or punctuation error in the title or if the first sentence of your manuscript shows disagreement of subject and verb, you are not off to a good start with reviewers.

For complete information about the journal, visit the IHE website.

Published January 12, 2017

The articles listed below appear in the most recent print issue of the journal, volume 41, number 5. Note that the print issue is always behind the publication of articles in the online version of the journal. The large majority of subscribers are libraries and consortia, and they generally subscribe to the online version.

Articles:

  • Libby V. Morris, “Collective Action for Civil Discourse”
  • Nathan Garrett, “How Do Academic Disciplines Use PowerPoint?”
  • Maja Husar Holmes, J. Kasi Jackson, and Rachel Stoiko, “Departmental Dialogues:  Facilitating Positive Academic Climates to Improve Equity in STEM Disciplines”
  • Raul A. Leon and Damon A. Williams, “Contingencies for Success:  Examining Diversity Committees in Higher Education”
  • Vivek Shandas and Stephan Edward Brown, “An Empirical Assessment of Interdisciplinarity:  Perspectives from Graduate Students and Program Administrators”
  • Victoria G. VanMaaren, Caroline M. Jaquett, and Robert L. Williams, “Factors Most Likely to Contribute to Positive Course Evaluations” 
  • Jung H. Yun, Brian Baldi, and Mary Deane Sorcinelli, “Mutual Mentoring for Early-Career and Underrepresented Faculty:  Model, Research, and Practice”

Editor’s Tip: Avoid losing your reader in the morass of a noun “pile-up” such as “faculty members of color experiences.” Simply say, “experiences of faculty members of color.”

For complete information about the journal, visit the IHE website. 

Published October 10, 2016

The articles listed below have recently been posted in “Online First,” the online version of the journal of Innovative Higher Education.  These articles are to be considered “published,” and they are accessible to subscribers and fully citable with the doi number. They will appear later in a bundled print issue and e-issue. Note that the majority of subscriptions are libraries and consortia.

Most recent articles posted online:

  • Libby V. Morris, “Editor’s Page:  Collective Action for Civil Discourse”
  • Chris R. Glass, “Self-expression, Social Roles, and Faculty Members’ Attitudes towards Online Teaching”
  • J. Kasi Jackson, Melissa Latimer, and Rachel Stoiko, “The Dynamic between Knowledge Production and Faculty Evaluation:  Perceptions of the Promotion and Tenure Process across Disciplines”
  • Rachel R. Baiduc, Denise Drane, Greg J. Beitel, and Luke Flores, “A Research Preparatory Program for First-year College Students:  Student Selection and Participation Lead to Persistence in Research”
  • Royce Kimmons, George Veletsianos, and Scott Woodward, “Institutional Uses of Twitter in U.S. Higher Education Institutions”
  • Vicki L. Baker, Jane Greer, Laura G. Lunsford, Meghan J. Pifer, Dijan Ihas, “Documenting the Aspiration Gap in Institutional Language about Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work”

Editor’s Tip: Avoid AOL (= Acronym Overload). Be mindful of how many acronyms you are using, and avoid using uncommon acronyms. Do not use an acronym that only appears once in a manuscript. 

For complete information about the journal, visit the IHE website

​Published August 4, 2016

Volume 41, number 4, of the journal has now appeared in print, and it includes the articles listed below.  Note that the print version of the journal appears, in general, a few months after articles have already been posted in “Online First,” the online version of the journal.

  • Editor’s Page, Libby V. Morris, “The Imperative for Faculty: Understanding Student Success Technologies and Other Analytics”
  • Kate Mamiseishvili, Michael T. Miller, and Donghun Lee, “Beyond Teaching and Research:  Faculty Perceptions of Service Roles at Research Universities”
  • Kevin Schoepp and Scott Benson, “Meta-Assessment:  Assessing the Learning Outcomes Assessment Program”
  • Phyllis Blumberg, “Factors that Influence Faculty Adoption of Learning-Centered Approaches”
  • Linda DeAngelo, Jessica Mason, and Dana Winters,  “Faculty Engagement in Mentoring Undergraduate Students:  How Institutional Environments Regulate and Promote Extra-role Behavior”
  • MaryJo D. Banasik and Jennifer L. Dean, “Non-Tenure Track Faculty and Faculty Learning Communities:  Bridging the Divide to Enhance Teaching Quality”
  • Craig Anne Heflinger and Bernadette Doykos, “Paving the Pathway:  Exploring Student Perceptions of Professional Development Preparation in Doctoral Education”
Service as a guest reviewer?  From time to time we use guest reviewers with particular expertise.  If you would be interesting in being considered as a guest reviewer if need arises, please contact Kay Gillespie, Associate Editor, at kaygi2@aol.com. Include your contact information and your particular interests and expertise. 

For complete information about the journal, go to the IHE website.

 

Published June 8, 2016

Volume 41, number 3, of the journal has now appeared in print, and it includes the articles listed below.  Note that the print version of the journal appears, in general, a few months after articles have been posted in “Online First,” the online version of the journal.
  • Libby V. Morris, Editor’s Page:“Mining Data for Student Success”
  • Margaret W. Sallee, Kelly Ward, and Lisa Wolf-Wendell, “Can Anyone Have It All? Gendered Views on Parenting and Academic Careers”
  • Iris M. Yob, Steven Danver, Sheryl Kristensen, William Schulz, Kathy Simmons, Henry Brashen, Rebecca Sidler, Linda Kiltz, Linda Gatlin, Suzanne Wesson, and Diane Penland,
  • “Curriculum Alignment with a Mission of Social Change in Higher Education”
  • Toby J. Park, “When Development Education is Optional:  What Will Students Do?  Student Course Enrollment Decisions in an Environment of Increased Choice”
  • Rachel Baiduc, Robert A. Linsenmeier, and Nancy A. Ruggieri, “Mentored Discussions of Teaching:  Introductory Teaching Development Program for Future STEM Faculty”
  • Kevin S. Krug, Kole W. Dickson, Julie A. Lessiter, John S. Vassar, “Student Preference Rates for Predominately Online, Compressed, or Traditionally Taught Courses” (Danielson, Hoff, Nilson)

Editor’s Tip: Titles are important. Be sure that your title does indeed accurately reflect the content of the manuscript. Also, note that not every academic title needs to have a colon in it.

For complete information about the journal, visit the website.

Published April 4, 2016

The articles listed below have recently been posted in “Online First,” the online version of the journal of Innovative Higher Education. These articles are considered “published,” and they are accessible to subscribers and fully citable with the doi number. They will appear later in a bundled print issue and e-issue.

The most recent articles posted online include:

  • Amy Peirone and Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, “’I Bought My Degree, Now I Want My Job!’ Is Academic Entitlement Related to Prospective Workplace Entitlement?”
  • Yonghong Jade Xu, “Localizing College Retention Efforts:  The Distance between Theoretical Orientation and Institution-specific Needs”
  • Robert J. Thompson, Jessica L. Jonson, Timothy C. Guetterman, and Nancy Mitchell, “The Effect of Informational Characteristics and Faculty Knowledge and Beliefs on the Use of Assessment”
  • Peggi Hunter and Nisha Botchwey, “Partnerships in Learning:  A Collaborative Project between Higher Education Students and Elementary Students”
  • Caroline M. Jacquett, Victoria G. VanMaaren, Robert L. Williams, “Course Factors that Motivate Students to Submit End-of-course Evaluations”

Editor’s Tip: Avoid passive voice to the greatest extent possible. It assigns no responsibility, and is very often disappointingly bland.

For complete information about the journal, go to the IHE website.

Published March 4, 2016

The print version of volume 41, number 1, of the journal of Innovative Higher Education appeared shortly before the winter break, and it includes the articles listed below. Note that these articles were actually published several months ago, which is the point at which they are posted in the online version of the journal and are citable with the doi number.

Articles in this issue:
  • Libby V. Morris, “Editor’s Page:  Management and Leadership in Colleges and Universities”
  • A.J. Hilbun and K. Mamiseishvili, “Organizational Adaptation of Liberal Arts Colleges during the Great Recession of 2007”
  • C.A. Copenheaver, S.A. Predmore, and N.E. Fuhrman, “Technical Publications as Graduate Class Projects:  Advantages and Potential Disadvantages”
  • I. Stupans, T. McGuren, and A.M. Babey, “Student Evaluation of Teaching:  A Study Exploring Student Rating Instrument Free-Form Text Comments”
  • T.C. Guetterman and N. Mitchell, “The Role of Leadership and Culture in Creating Meaningful Assessment:  A Mixed Methods Case Study”
  • E. Niehaus and L. Williams, “Faculty Transformation in Curriculum Transformation:  The Role of Faculty Development in Campus Internationalization”
  • S. Cleverley-Thompson, “The Role of Academic Deans as Entrepreneurial Leaders in Higher Education Institutions”
  • M.J.M. Kelley and J.D. Salisbury-Glennon, “The Role of Self-Regulation in Doctoral Students’ Status of All But Dissertation (ABD)”.

Editor’s Tip: You probably heard this from your English teachers, but it is good advice. Think about the readers for your manuscript. Remember that they do not know as much about the topic as do you, and it is important to carry them along in your thinking.

For complete information about the journal, visit the website.

Published January 8, 2016

The print version of volume 40, number 5, of the journal of Innovative Higher Education appeared shortly before the winter break, and it includes the articles listed below. Note that these articles were actually published several months ago, which is the point at which they are posted in the online version of the journal and are citable with the doi number.

Articles in this print issue:

  • Libby V. Morrs, “Editor’s Page:  Trigger Warnings”
  • Shanna K. Katari, “Examining Ableism in Higher Education through Social Dominance Theory and Social Learning Theory”
  • Muriel Gallego and Carey Busch, “Towards the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities: Accessibility in Language Courses”
  • Michelle L. Damiani and Wendy S. Harbour, “Being the Wizard Behind the Curtain:  Teaching Experiences of Graduate Student with Disabilities in U.S. Colleges and Universities”       
  • John Conrad Merkel and Abdelkrim Brania, “Assessment of Peer-led Team Learning in Calculus I:  A Five-year Study”
  • Kevin R. McClure, “Exploring Curricular Transformation to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship:  An Institutional Case Study”
  • Gabel Taggart, “Department Chair Advice on Teaching and Research at U.S. Research Universities” (Gardiner, Kuhlenschmidt, Neal)abel Taggart, “Department Chair Advice on Teaching and Research at U.S. Research Universities” (Gardiner, Kuhlenschmidt, Neal)

You will note that three of the articles in this issue deal with issues related to disabilities in higher education Their appearance in this issue is simply a matter of chance, that is, the issue was not planned as a special one devoted to one theme. However, these three articles also provide a focused look at this important topic.

Editor’s Style Tip: In general, avoid embedded clauses, particularly if they are lengthy. They can make for clumsy reading. (What if the previous sentence read as follows? “In general, particularly if embedded clauses are lengthy, avoid them.”)

For complete information about the journal, go to the website.

Published December 4, 2015

The most recent articles posted online are show below:

  • Kate Mamiseishvili, Michael T. Miller, and Donghun Lee, “Beyond Teaching and Research:  Faculty Perceptions of Service Roles at Research Universities”
  • MaryJo D. Banasik and Jennifer L. Dean, “Non-Tenure Track Faculty and Faculty Learning Communities:  Bridging the Divide to Enhance Teaching Quality”
  • Rachel Baiduc, Robert A. Linsenmeier, and Nancy A. Ruggieri, “Mentored Discussions of Teaching:  Introductory Teaching Development Program for Future STEM Faculty”
Editor’s Tip: Be mindful of the importance of attentiveness to the basic expectations of the journal to which you are sending your manuscript. For example, the page guideline for this IHE is 20-25 pages inclusive of all material, double-spaced. If a manuscript is 30+ pages in length with single-spaced references, editors may be likely to think that the author(s) have not been attentive to the guidelines for submission.
 
For complete information about the journal, visit the website. 

Published November 6, 2015

The articles listed below have recently been posted in “Online First,” the online version of the journal of Innovative Higher Education. These articles are to be considered “published,” and they are accessible to subscribers and fully citable with the doi number. 

  • “Student Preference Rates for Predominately Online, Compressed, or Traditionally Taught University courses” by Kevin S. Krug, Kole W. Dickson, and Julie A. Lessiter
  • “Meta-Assessment: Assessing the Learning Outcomes Assessment Program” by Kevin Schoepp and Scott Benson
  • “Can Anyone Have It All? Gendered Views on Parenting and Academic Careers” by Margaret W. Sallee, Kelly Ward, and Lisa Wolf-Wendell
  • “Curriculum Alignment with a Mission of Social Change in Higher Education” by Iris M. Yob et al.
  • “When Development Education is Optional: What Will Students Do? Student Course Enrollment Decisions in an Environment of Increased Choice” by Toby J. Park*

Editor’s Tip: Be mindful of the importance of first impressions, specifically your first sentence. A sentence with an evident grammar error or a clumsy passive voice construction is not likely to give your reviewers a good impression as they begin reading the manuscript.

For complete information about the journal, go to the IHE website.

*Denotes AIR member

Published September 3, 2015

The articles listed below have recently been posted to the online version of the journal of Innovative Higher Education. These articles are accessible to subscribers and fully citable with the doi number.  

  • Aimee Terosky and Leslie Gonzales, “Scholarly Learning as Vocation:  A Study of Community and Broad Access Liberal Arts College Faculty,”
  • Marian C. Fish, Dalia R. Gafen, Walter Kaczetow, Greta Winograd, and Rachel Futtersak-Goldberg, “Development and Validation of the College Campus Environmental Scale (CCES): Promoting Positive College Experiences,”
  • Shannon P. Cleverley-Thompson, “The Role of Academic Deans as Entrepreneurial Leaders in Colleges and Universities,”
  • (Forthcoming) Jacqueline Sack, Judith Quander, Timothy Redl, and Nancy Leveille, “The Community of Practice among Mathematics and Mathematics Education Faculty at an Urban Minority Serving Institution in the U.S.”

Volume 40, number 4

  • Libby V. Morris, "Editor's Page:  Celebration -- the 4th Stage in the Education Cycle?" 
  • Lillian MacNell, Adam Driscoll, Andrea Hunt. “What’s in a Name:  Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching”  
  • Brian S. Horwitz, Andrea L. Beach, Mary L. Anderson, Jiangang Xia, “Examination of Faculty Self-Efficacy Related to Online Teaching”
  • Claire P. Gonyo and Brendan Cantwell, “Faculty Perceptions of Students in Life and Physical Science Research Labs”
  • David J. Nguyen and Jay Larson, “Don’t Forget about the Body: Exploring the Curricular Possibilities of Embodied Pedagogy”    
  • Gina A. Garcia and Otgonjargal Okhidoi, “Culturally Relevant Practices that ‘Serve’ Students at a Hispanic-Serving Institution”
  • Eddie Comeax, Alan Brown, and Nicole P. Sieben, “A Content Analysis of Syllabi from Intercollegiate Athletics Graduate Courses”

Editor’s Tip: Be mindful of the page guidelines for manuscripts. A manuscript that is overly long is likely not to be accepted for placement into the review process.

For complete information about the journal, go to the IHE website.

Published June 11, 2015

The articles listed below have recently been posted in “Online First,” the online version of the journal of Innovative Higher Education.  These articles are to be considered “published,” and they are accessible to subscribers and fully citable with the doi number.  Note that the majority of subscriptions are libraries and consortia.

 Recent articles available online include:
  • Ashlie Junot Hilbun and Ketecan Mamiseishvili, “Organizational Adaptation of Liberal Arts Colleges During the Great Recession of 2007”
  • Timothy C. Guetterman and Nancy Mitchell, “The Role of Leadership and Culture in Creating Meaningful Assessment: A Mixed Methods Case Study”
  • Gabel Taggart, “Department Chair Advice on Teaching and Research at U.S. Research Universities”
  • Michelle L. Damiani and Wendy S. Harbour, “Being the Wizard Behind the Curtain: Teaching Experiences of Graduate Teaching Assistants with Disabilities at U.S. Universities”
  • Ieva Stupans, Therese McGuren, Anna Marie Babey, “Student Evaluation of Teaching: A Study Exploring Student Rating Instrument Free-form Text Comments”

Editor’s Tip: Beware of Acronym Overload!

For complete information about the journal, visit the IHE website.

Published May 4, 2015

The articles listed below will soon appear in print, in volume 40, number 3, of the journal.  Note that they are already available online.

  • Editor’s Page, “On or Coming to your Campus Soon: Drones” by Libby V. Morris
  • “A Tale of Three Cities:  Piloting a Measure of Effort and Comfort Levels within Town-Gown Relationships” by Stephen Gavazzi and Michael Fox
  • “Why Some HOPE Scholarship Recipients Retain the Scholarship and Others Lose It” by Robert L. Williams, Eleanore C. Trant, Katelyn E. Crabtree, Leslie A. Hart, and Tiffany L. Best*
  • “Developing a Student Conception of Academic Rigor” by John Draeger, Pixita del Prado Hill, and Ronnie Mahler
  • “Negotiating the Practitioner-Faculty Dialectic:  How Counselor Educators Responded to Hurricane Katrina” by L. Earle Reybold, Abigail W.Konopasky, Heather Trepal, and Shane Haberstroh
  • "A Case Study of Liberal Arts Colleges in the 21st Century:  Understanding Organizational Change and Evolution in Higher Education” by Vicki L. Baker and Roger Baldwin
  • “Perceptions of Power and Faith among Black Women Faculty:  Re-thinking Institutional Diversity” by Kirsten T. Edwards
  • “Enhancing College Students’ Life Skills through Project Based Learning” by Scott Wurdinger and Marian Qureshi
Editor’s Tip #1: Not every academic title has to have a have a semicolon to be respectable! Editor’s Tip #2: “Faculty” is a singular collective.
 
For complete information about the journal, visit the IHE website.  

*Denotes AIR member

 Published April 1, 2015

The articles listed below have recently been posted in “Online First,” the online version of the journal of Innovative Higher Education. These articles are to be considered published, and they are accessible to subscribers and fully citable with the doi number. Note that the majority of subscriptions are libraries and consortia.

Recent articles available online:

  • John Conrad Merkel and Abdelkrim Brania, “Assessment of Peer-led Team Learning in Calculus I:  A Five Year Study”
  • Muriel Gallego and Carey Busch, “Towards the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities:  Accessibility in Language Courses”
  • Shanna K. Kattari, “Examining Ableism in Higher Education through Social Dominance Theory and Social Learning Theory?
  • Gina A. Garcia and Otgonjargal Okhaidoi, “Culturally Relevant Practices that ‘Serve’ Students at a Hispanic Serving Institution”
  • David J. Nguyen and Jay B. Larson, “Don’t Forget about the Body:  Exploring the Curricular Possibilities of Embodied Pedagogy”

Is peer involvement in learning always a good thing? Are some students simply “unable” to learn a foreign language? Do you know what “microaggressions” are? What does it mean to “serve” students? Do you ever have students wander around in the classroom?

These and other questions may occur to you as you read the above articles. For complete information about the journal, visit the IHE website.

*Denotes AIR member 

Published February 9, 2015

The articles listed below have just recently appeared in volume 40, number 1, of Innovative Higher Education, the print version of the journal.  Note that articles accepted for publication first appear in “Online First,” the online version of the journal.  Later they are “bundled” for the print issue.

Articles now in print:

  • Libby V. Morris, Editor’s Page, “Celebration of Excellence in Teaching: What is Your Philosophy?”
  • J.T. Coles, B.A. Carstens, J.M.Wright, and R.L. Williams, “Political Incongruity between Students’ Ideological Identity and Stance on Specific Public Policies in a Predominantly White Southeastern State Institution"
  • L. Wolf-Wendel and K. Ward, “Academic Mothers:  Exploring Disciplinary Perspectives”
  • E.L. Burd, S.P. Smith, S. Reisman, “Exploring Business Models for MOOCs in Higher Education”
  • R.Wilson and B. Yontz, “Degree Completers at Baccalaureate Arts and Sciences Institutions and the Contemporary U.S. Macroeconomy”
  • C.E. Galyon, K.L.Voils, C.A.Blondin, and R.L. Williams, “The Effect of Randomized Homework Contingencies on College Students’ Daily Homework and Unit Exam Performance”
  • H.B. Hnat, D. Mahony, S. Fitzgerald, and F.Crawford, “Distributive Justice and Higher Education resource Allocation:  Perceptions of Fairness”

For complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “tips for authors” section, please see the website. 

From time to time we use guest reviewers for manuscripts.  If you would be interested in serving as a guest reviewer, please send an email to Kay Gillespie, Ph.D., Associate Editor, indicating your interest.  In your email include your complete contact information and special areas of interest and expertise.

Published January 12, 2015

The articles listed below have recently been posted in “Online First,” the online version of the journal of Innovative Higher Education.  These articles are to be considered “published,” and they are accessible to subscribers and fully citable with the doi number. Note that the majority of subscriptions are libraries and consortia.
 
From time to time we use guest reviewers for manuscripts. If you would be interested in serving as a guest reviewer, please send an email to Kay Gillespie, Ph.D., Associate Editor, indicating your interest. In your email include your complete contact information and special areas of interest and expertise.
 
Recent articles online:
  • Libby V. Morris, Editor’s Page, “Celebration of Excellence in Teaching: What is Your Philosophy?”
  • Brian S. Horwitz, Andrea L. Beach, Mary L. Anderson, Jiangang Xia, “Examination of Faculty Self-Efficacy Related to Online Teaching”
  • Lillian MacNell, Adam Driscoll, Andrea Hunt,”What’s in a Name:  Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching”
  • Claire P. Gonyo and Brendan Cantwell, “Faculty Perceptions of Students in Life and Physical Science Research Labs”
  • Kirsten T. Edwards, ”Perceptions of Power and Faith among Black Women Faculty:  Re-thinking Institutional Diversity”
  • Vicki L. Baker and Roger Baldwin, “A Case Study of Liberal Arts Colleges in the 21st Century: Understanding Organizational Change and Evolution in Higher Education”

For complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “tips for authors” section, please see the IHE website.

Published November 10, 2014

The articles listed below have appeared in the most recent the print version of this journal, which appears after articles are accessible to subscribers via the electronic version.  These articles appear in volume 39, number 5, November 2014. Note that articles appearing in the e-version, prior to preparation of the print issue, are to be considered “published,” and they are citable with the doi number.

From time to time we use guest reviewers for manuscripts.  If you would be interested in serving as a guest reviewer, please send an email to Kay Gillespie, Ph.D., Associate Editor, [kaygi2@aol.com] indicating your interest.  In your email include your complete contact information and special areas of interest and expertise.
Articles in print:
  • Libby V. Morris, “Editor’s Page: Honor and Honesty in the Academy—A Wonderful Example
  • C.J. Thompson, “Responsible Conduct of Research Assessment of Doctor of Education Candidates, Graduate Faculty, and Curriculum Considerations”
  • S. M. Gevazzi, M. Fox, and J. Martin, “Understanding Campus and Community Relationships through Marriage and Family Metaphors:  A Town-Gown Typology”
  • L. S. Tenenbaum, M. K. Anderson, M.Jett, and D. L. Yourik, “An Innovative Near-Peer Mentoring Model for Undergraduate and Secondary Students:  STEM Focus
  • C. Baird and P. Dooey, “Ensuring Effective Student Support in Higher Education Alleged Plagiarism Cases”
  • S. M. Fitzgerald, D. Mahony, F. Crawford, and H. B. Hnat, “Distributive Justice in Higher Education:  Perceptions of Administrators”
  • J. E. Dyment and T.S. O’Connell, “When the Ink Runs Dry:  Implications for Theory and Practice When Educators Stop Keeping Reflective Journals”

For complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “tips for authors” section, please see visit the IHE website. 

Published May 13, 2014 

The articles listed below have been posted recently in Springer “Online First,” and they are accessible for subscribers and citable in accord with the conventions of the doi number. They will appear later in the print version of the journal.

From time to time we use guest reviewers for manuscripts. If you are nterested in serving as a guest reviewer, please send an email to Kay Gillespie, Associate Editor. Please include your complete contact information and special areas of interest and expertise in the email.

Recent articles published:

  • Rachel E. Wilson and Brian D. Yontz, “Degree Completers at Baccalaureate Arts and Sciences Institutions and the Contemporary U.S. Macroeconomy,”
  • Charles E. Galyon, Kyle L. Voils, Carolyn A. Blondin, and Robert L.Williams, “The Effect of Randomized Homework Contingencies on College Students’ Daily Homework and Unit Exam Performance.”
  • Jeremy T. Coles, Brittany A. Carstens, Jennifer M. Wright, Robert L. Williams, “Political Incongruity between Students’ Ideological Identity and Stance on Specific Public Policies in a Predominantly White Southeastern State University,”
  • Lisa Wolf-Wendel and Kelly A. Ward, “Academic Mothers:  Exploring Disciplinary Perspectives,”
  • Hope Bradley, Daniel Mahony, Shawn Fitzgerald, Fashaad Crawford, “Distributive Justice Justice and Higher Education Resource Allocation:  Perceptions of Fairness,”
  • Shamus P. Smith, Elizabeth L. Burd, and Sorel Reisman, “Exploring Business Models for MOOCs in Higher Education.”

For complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “tips for authors” section, please see the IHE website.

Published April 10, 2014

Volume 39, Number 1, of Innovative Higher Education has now appeared in the print version of the journal. Included are the articles listed below, and the original reviewers for each manuscript are provided in the parentheses. As you know, these articles have long been available, in some instances for nearly a year, in the online version of the journal. Once posted online, the articles are to be considered published and are fully citable with the doi number. The vast majority of subscriptions are for the online version, and the subscribers are primarily libraries and consortia. Thus, these articles are available to thousands of subscribers.
  • Libby V. Morris, “Editor’s Page:  Who’s Listening?”
  • Shannon N. Davis and Shannon K. Jacobsen, “Curricular Integration as Innovation: Faculty Insights on Barriers to Institutionalizing Change” (Diehl, Glazer, Horowitz)
  • Judy Nagai and Kim Nehls, “Non-Alumni Advisory Board Volunteers” (Sorcinelli, Wehlburg, Guest)
  • Kree Dunn, “Why Wait? The Influence of Academic Self-Regulation, Intrinsic Motivation, and Statistics Anxiety on Procrastination in Online Statistics” (Austin, Eddy, Kuhlenschmidt)
  • Robert Monge and Erica Frisicaro-Pawlovski, “Redefining Information Literacy to Prepare Students for the 21st Century Workforce” (Kuhlenschmidt, Swing, Wehlbur)
  • Barbara E. Goodman and Vaughn E. Huckfeldt, “The Rise and Fall of a Required Interdisciplinary Course: Lessons Learned” (Nilson, Schoenwetter, Stanley)
  • Jace Hargis, Cathy Cavanaugh, Tayeb Kamali, and Melissa Soto, “A Federal Higher Education iPad Mobile Learning Initiative: Triangulation of Data to Determine Early Effectiveness” (Finnegan, Ling, Spucher

For complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “tips for authors” section, please see the or complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “tips for authors” section, please see the IHE website.

Published March 10, 2014

The articles listed below have been posted recently in Springer “Online First,” and they are accessible for subscribers and citable in accord with the conventions of the doi number. They will appear later in the print version of the journal. The vast majority of subscriptions to this journal are for the online version, and the subscribers are primarily libraries and consortia. Thus, these articles are readily available to thousands of readers.  
  • Shawn Fitzgerald, Daniel Mahony, Fashaad Crawford, Hope Bradley, “Distributive Justice in Higher Education: Perceptions of Administrators”
  • Stephen M. Gavazzi, Michael Fox, and Jeff Martin, “Understanding Campus and Community Relationships through Marriage and Family Metaphors: A Town-Gown Typology”
  • Craig Baird and Patricia Dooey, “Ensuring Effective Student Support in Higher Education Alleged Plagiarism Cases”
  • Willis A. Jones, “Does Becoming a Member of the Football Bowl Subdivision Increase Institutional Attractiveness to Potential Students?”
  • Nicholas Bowman, “Conceptualizing Openness to Diversity and Challenge: Its Relation to College Experiences, Achievement, and Retention”
  • Jean Kelso Sandlin and Edlyn Vallejo Pena, ”Building Authenticity in Social Media Tools to Recruit Postsecondary Students”

For complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “tips for authors” section, please see the IHE website.

Published December 11, 2013

 The following articles have recently been posted in the online version of this journal, Springer’s “Online First.” They are accessible to subscribers and citable in accordance with the conventions of the doi number.  These articles will also appear later in the print version of the journal. 

  • “Communication, Communication, Communication! Growth through Laboratory Instructing” by Jamie J. Peterson, et al.
  • “Cultivating Institutional Transformation and Sustainable STEM Diversity in Higher Education Through Integrative Faculty Development” by Beronda L. Montgomery and Joseph A. Whittaker
  • “Encouraging College Student Active Engagement in Learning:  The Influence of Response Methods” by Michelle L. Barr
  • “Veteran Ally: Practical Strategies for Closing the Military‑Civilian Gap on Campus” by Nicholas J. Osborne

 For complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “tips for authors” section, please visit the journal website.   

Published September 10, 2013

The following articles are posted in Springer “Online First,” and are accessible for subscribers and citable in accord with the conventions of the doi number. They will appear later in the print version of the journal. 

  • “A Community of Practice Model for Introducing Mobile Tablets to University Faculty” by Michelle Drouin, Lesa Rae Vartanian, and Samantha Birk
  • “Assessing Long-term Effects of Inquiry Based Learning:  A Case Study from College Mathematics” by Marina Kogan and Sandra L. Laursen
  • “Do Diversity Experiences Help College Students Become More Civically Minded:  Apply Banks’ Multicultural Education Framework” by Darnell Cole and Ji Zhou
  • “Changing Schools of Education through Grassroots Faculty-Led Change” by Jill Alexa Perry 

For complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “tips for authors” section, please see the IHE website.   

Published August 13, 2013

Volume 38, Number 4, of Innovative Higher Education has recently been published, and includes the following articles. Note that these articles are already available in the online version of the journal and are accessible and citable with the doi number. You may want to consider a journal subscription for your library if you don’t already have one. 

  • Editor's Page -- "MOOCs, Emerging Technologies, and Quality" by Libby V. Morris*
  • "Wikis as Platforms for Authentic Assessment" by Pamela L. Eddy and April Lawrence
  • "The Anatomy of Academic Rigor: The Story of One Institutional Journey" by John Draeger, Pixita del Prado Hill, Lisa R. Hunter, and Ronnie Mahler
  • "Rethinking Academic Reform and Encouraging Organizational Innovation: Implications for Stakeholder Management in College Sports" by Eddie Comeaux
  • "Facilitation:  A Novel Way to Improve Students’ Well-being" by Hanne Kirstine Adriansen and Lene Møller Madsen
  • "Seeking Balance: The Importance of Environmental Conditions in Men and Women Faculty’s Well-being" by Shannon K. McCoy, Ellen E. Newell, and Susan K. Gardner 
  • "Managing the Process: The Intradepartmental Networks of Early-Career Academics" by Meghan J. Pifer and Vicki L. Baker

Complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “Tips for Authors” section, please see the IHE website. A journal is nothing without outstanding authors.

*Denotes AIR member  

Published June 11, 2013

Volume 38, Number 3, of Innovative Higher Education is now in print, and includes the following articles:

  • "Microloans in a Learning Community: An Assignment for Interdisciplinary Synthesis” by Susan Staats, Alfonso Sintjago, and Renata Fitzpatrick
  • "Insttitutionalizing Student Outcomes Assessment:  The Need for Better Research to Inform Practice” by Adrianna Kezar;
  • “The Fourth-Year Experience:  Impediments to Degree Completion” by G. L. Donhardt*;
  • “Effects of Active Learning on Enhancing Student Critical Thinking in an Undergraduate General Science Course” by Kyoungna Kim, Priya Sharma, Susan M. Land, and Kevin P. Furlong; and
  • Crossing Borders, Breaking Boundaries: Collaboration Among Higher Education Institutions” by Stacy Duffield, Alan Olson, and Renee Kerzman. 

Note that two of the above articles relate to institutional research. For complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “tips for authors” section, please see the journal website. 

*Denotes AIR member 

Published May 6, 2013

The following articles have recently been posted in “Online First,” the Springer online version of the journal, which is now in its 38th year of publication.  Articles are first posted online and are later bundled into the print and online versions, with volume and issue number.  Articles posted in “Online First” are to be considered published, and they are fully citable at that point with the doi number. 

  • Libby V. Morris*, “Editor’s Page – Athletics, Academics, and Rankings:  The Power of Competition"
  • Judy Nagai and Kimberly Nehls, “Non-Alumni Advisory Board Volunteers”
  • Karee Dunn, “Why Wait? The Influence of Academic Self-Regulation, Intrinsic Motivation, and Statistics Anxiety on Procrastination in Online Statistics”
  • Kimberly A. Santora, Emanuel J. Mason, and Thomas C. Sheahan, “A Model for Progressive Mentoring in Engineering Education and Research”
  • Shannon N. Davis and Shannon K. Jacobsen, “Curricular Integration as Curricular Innovation:  Faculty Insights on Barriers to Institutionalizing Change
 For complete information about this journal, including guidelines for submission and a “tips for authors” section, please see the website.
 
* Denotes AIR member
 
Published: April 8, 2013

Volume 38, Number 2, of Innovative Higher Education has just been released in print, and includes the following articles: 

  • “The Treatment and Use of Best Practices for Diversity in Position Announcements for New Presidents” by Jeffrey L. Wilson* and Katrina A. Meyer 
  • “The Research Mentoring Program:  Serving the Needs of Graduate and Undergraduate Researchers” by Jessica Horowitz and Kelly B. Christopher
  • “Engineering a General Education Program:  Designing Mechanical Engineering General Education Courses” by Paul Fagette, Shih-Juin Chen, George R. Baran, Solomon P. Samuel, and Mohammed F. Kiani
  • “Creation of an Innovative Sustainability Science Undergraduate Degree Program:  A 10-Step Process” by Nicholas J. Smith-Sebasto and Daniela J. Shebitz
  •  “Understanding Interdisciplinarity:  Curricular and Organizational Features of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Programs” by David B. Knight*, Lisa R. Lattuca*, Ezekiel W. Kimball*, and Ronald D. Reason 
  •  “Sources of Instructional Feedback, Job Satisfaction, and Basic Psychological Needs” by Steven R. Wininger and Paige M. Birkholz 

Looking at this brief listing is a reminder of significant changes that have occurred in the academy. We frequently work in collaboration, now more than ever before. Note that each of the above articles was written by at least two authors.

Innovative Higher Education is also published in an online format, and articles are posted in what is called Springer Online First generally within one week after the proofing process is complete. At this point, the articles are fully citable with the doi number. They are later bundled into the print issue, which is also posted online as a complete issue. 

* Denotes AIR member

Published: January 14, 2013

The most recently posted articles in Innovative Higher Education are listed below.  These appear in the online version of the journal, and they are fully citable with the doi number.  The print version of the journal will appear later. 
  • “’Putting in Your Time:  Faculty Experiences in the Process of Promotion to Professor” by Susan K. Gardner and Amy Blackstone
  • “The Crisis in Credit and the Rise in Non-credit” by Meghan L. Arena
  • “Meditation in Higher Education:  Does it Enhance Cognition?” by Casey Helber, Nancy Zook, and Matthew Immergut
  • “Rigor, Impact, and Prestige:  A Proposed Framework for Evaluating Publications” by Richard E. West and Peter J. Rich
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For complete information about the journal, review the journal web site.  The Springer Press web site provides additional information, such as how to download journal articles.

Published: November 12, 2012

The following articles have recently appeared in Volume 37, Number 5, of the print version of Innovative Higher EducationLibby V. Morris*, “Editor’s Page: Connecting Students and Academics Through the Arts.
  • Shouping Hu*, Alexander C. McCormick*, and Robert M. Gonyea*, “Examining the Relationship between Student Learning and Persistence”
  • Tricia Browne-Ferrigno, “Preparing Ed.D. Students to Conduct Group Dissertations”
  • Alison M. Mostrum and Phyllis Blumberg, “Does Learning‑centered Teaching Promote Grade Improvement?”
  • Nancy A. Zook, Casey Helber, and Matthew Immergut, “Meditation in Higher Education: Does It Enhance Cognition?”
  • Richard West and Peter J. Rich, “Rigor, Impact, and Prestige: A Framework for Evaluating Scholarly Publications” 
  • David Schejbal, “In Search of a New Paradigm for Higher Education”  

For further information about the journal, please visit the IHE website. 

* Denotes AIR member

Published: September 21, 2012  

The most recently posted articles of Innovative Higher Education are listed below. These appear in the online version of the journal, and they are fully citable with the doi number. The print version of the journal will appear later.

  • G. L. Donhardt*, “The Fourth‑Year Experience: Impediments to Degree Completion”
  • Susan Staats, Alfonso Sintjago, and Renata Fitzpatrick, “Kiva Microloans in a Learning Community”
  • Jessica Horowitz and Kelly Christopher, “The Research Mentoring Program: Serving the Needs of Graduate and Undergraduate Researchers”
  • Paul Fagette, Shih‑Jium Chen, George R. Baran, Solomon P. Samuel, and Mohammed F. Kiani, “Engineering a General Education Program: Designing Mechanical Engineering General Education Courses”
  • David B. Knight, Lisa R. Lattuca*, Ezekiel W. Kimball, and Robert D. Reason, “Understanding Interdisciplinarity: Curricular and Organizational Features of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Programs”

From time to time, we use guest reviewers due to particular areas of interest and expertise. If you would like to volunteer as a guest reviewer, please send me an email and include your title, affiliation, and specific areas of interest. For complete information about the journal, please visit the website.

*Denotes AIR member

Published: August 22, 2012

The print version of the journal of Innovative Higher Education, Volume 37, Number 4, has recently been published. The articles included in this issue are listed below. This material can also be accessed via subscription to the online version of the journal.

  • Regina L. Garza Mitchell and Pamela L. Eddy, “Faculty as Learners: Developing Thinking Communities”
  • Deborah M. Warnock and Sara Appel, “Learning the Unwritten Rules: Working Class Students in Graduate School”
  • Douglas A. Powell, Casey J. Jacob, and Benjamin J. Chapman, “Using Blogs and New Media in Academic Practice: Potential Roles in Research, Teaching, Learning, and Extension”
  • Anita S. Mak and Monica Kennedy, “Internationalizing the Student Experience: Embedding Cultural Awareness and Skills in the Curriculum”
  • Tania Kajner, Fay Fletcher, and Patricia Ann Makokis, “Balancing Head and Heart: The Importance of Relational Accountability in Community‑University Partnerships”
  • George M. Dennison, “Faculty Workload: An Analytical Approach”
  • Helen J. Naug, Natalie L. Colson, and Daniel G. Donner, “The Research Encounter: An Innovative Course Inclusion that Facilitates Student Engagement”
  • Editor’s Page, “Reflecting on Graduation”

The most recent articles posted in “Online First” include:

  • Steven R. Wininger and Paige M. Birkholz, “Sources of Instructional Feedback, Job Satisfaction, and Basic Psychological Needs”
  • Jessica Horowitz and Kelly Christopher, “The Research Mentoring Program: Serving the Needs of Graduate and Undergraduate Researchers”
  • G. L. Donhardt*, “The Fourth‑Year Experience: Impediments to Degree Completion”

Institutional researchers are frequently authors or co-authors of articles appearing in this journal. If you have questions about the blind review or editing process, please contact Dr. Kay Gillespie, Associate Editor. For complete information about the journal, visit the IHE website.

* Denotes AIR member.

Published: June 25, 2012

The print version of the journal of Innovative Higher Education, Volume 37, Number 3, has recently been published. The articles included in this issue are as follows. Note that this material can also be accessed via subscription to the online version of the journal.

  • George Howell and Jeffrey M. Buck, “The Adult Student and Course Satisfaction: What Matters Most?”
  • Amy Lee, Rhiannon Williams, and Rusudan Kilaberia, “Engaging Diversity in First‑Year College Classrooms”
  • Angela Henderson and Jennifer L. Murdock, “Getting Students Beyond Ideologies: Using Heterosexist Guided Imagery in the Classroom”
  • L. Earle Reybold, Kristin W. Corda, David Brazer, Lynn Schrum, “The Politics of Dissertation Advising: Early Career Faculty Negotiation of Access and Participation”
  • Linda Vanasupa, Katherine E. McCormick, Carolyn J. Stefanco, Roberta Herter, and Margot McDonald, “Challenges in Transdisciplinary, Integrated Projects: Reflections on the Case of Faculty Members’ Failure to Collaborate”
  • Karri Holley and Mary Lee Caldwell, “The Challenges of Designing and Implementing a Doctoral Student Mentoring Program”
  • Libby V. Morris (AIR member), “Editor’s Page – All Together Now: Degree Completions!”

The most recent articles posted in “Online First” include:

  • Alison Glover, Yvonne Jones, Jane Claricoates, Jan Morgan, and Carl Peters, “Developing and Piloting a Baselining Tool for Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenschip (ESDGC) in Welsh Higher Education”
  • Ray R. Buss, Debby Zambo, Suzanne R. Painter, and David W. Moore, “Examining Faculty Member Changes in an Innovative Educational Doctorate Program”
  • Rachel Slater, Patricia McCarthy Veach, and Ziqiu Li, “Recognizing and Managing Countertransference in the College Classroom: An Exploration of Expert Teachers’ Inner Experiences”

“Online First” refers to the quick and timely appearance (posting) of an article online once it has been accepted for publication. After an article has been submitted to the press in its final form, proofs are sent and corrected electronically, and the article is posted about two weeks from the time the proofs have been returned to press. After the articles scheduled for a particular issue have been gathered and posted, they are “bundled” for posting under the listing of a particular issue online and in print.

For questions about the blind review or editing process, contact Dr. Kay Gillespie, Associate Editor. For complete information about the journal, visit the IHE Journal website.

Published: April 26, 2012

The print version of the most recent issue of Innovative Higher Education, Volume 37, No. 2, has just been published. The articles included in this issue are shown below. Note that this material can also be accessed via subscription to the online version of the journal.

  • Libby V. Morris*, Editor’s Page, “Tips on Publishing”
  • Jacci L. Rodgers and Michael W. Jackson*, “Are We Who We Think We Are: Evaluating Brand Promise at a Liberal Arts Institution”
  • Julie Cencula Olberding, “Does Student Philanthropy Work? A Study of Long‑term Effects of the ‘Learning by Giving’ Approach”
  • Jaime Lester and Adrianna Kezar, “Understanding the Formation, Functions, and Challenges of Grassroots Leadership Teams”
  • Jeffrey L. Wilson, Katrina A. Meyer, and Larry McNeal, “Mission and Diversity Statements: What They Do and Do Not Say”
  • Ronald A. Berk, “How to Create 'Thriller' PowerPoints in the Classroom”
  • Kimberly Nehls, “Leadership Transitions during Capital Campaigns”
  • The most recent articles posted in “Online First” include the following:
  • Joshua Fost, “Semantic Technology and the Question-centric Curriculum”
  • David Schejbal, “In Search of a New Paradigm for Higher Education”
  • Casey Helber, Nancy A. Zook, and Matthew Immergut, “Meditation in Higher Education: Does It Enhance Cognition?”

For complete information about the journal, please visit the IHE website.

Kay Gillespie
Kaygi2@aol.com

*Denotes AIR member

Published: March 30, 2012

Volume 37, Number 1, of the journal of Innovative Higher Education has just appeared in its print version. The articles included in this issue are as follows. Note that this material can also be accessed via subscription to the online version of the journal.

  • Libby V. Morris, Editor’s Page, "Senior Teaching Fellows: Renewal and Professional Development"
  • Tom A. Eppes, Ivana Milanovic, and H. Fredrick Sweitzer, "Strengthening Capstone Skills in STEM Programs"
  • Steven C. Clark, Rick A. Griffin, and Cameron K. Martin, "Alleviating the Policy Paradox through Improved Institutional Policy Systems: A Case Study"
  • Jeanne Arnold and Marlene Kowalski-Braun, "The Journey to an Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer: Preparation, Implementation, and Beyond"
  • Katrina A. Meyer, "The Influence of Online Teaching on Faculty Productivity
  • Dennie L. Smith, Kayla Braziel Rollins, and Lana J. Smith, "Back to the Faculty: Transition from University Department Leadership”

For complete information about the journal, review the website. If you do not have a personal subscription to the journal, check with your library about online access or a print subscription. Send inquiries about Innovative Higher Education to kaygi@uga.edu.

Published: February 22, 2012

The most recent articles posted online for this journal are as follows:

  • Libby V. Morris, “Tips on Publishing”
  • Richard E. West and Peter J. Rich, “Rigor, Impact, and Prestige: A Proposed Framework for Evaluating Scholarly Publications”
  • Anita S. Mak and Monica Kennedy, “Internationalizing the Student Experience: Preparing Instructors to Embed Intercultural Skills in the Curriculum”
  • Tricia Browne-Ferrigno and Jane McEldowney Jensen, “Preparing Ed.D. Students to Conduct Group Dissertations”

The emphasis for this journal is on innovation. Have you thought about or battled with seeking to explain to others the quality and worth of an article you have written and had published? Have you wondered how we might enhance the international awareness at our institutions? And do you know what a “group dissertation” is? Answers to these questions, and more, can be found in the above articles.

For complete information about the journal, visit the website. If you do not have a personal subscription to the journal, check with your library about the online access or print subscription.

Kay Gillespie, Associate Editor

Kaygi2@aol.com

Published: January 25, 2012

The most recently posted articles for this journal are as follows:

  • “Faculty Workload: An Analytical Approach,” by George M. Dennison
  • “Examining the Relationship between Student Learning and Persistence,” by Shouping Hu, Alexander C. McCormick, and Robert M. Gonyea
  • “The Research Encounter: An Innovative Course Inclusion that Facilitates Student Engagement,” by Helen J. Naug, Natalie L. Colson, and Daniel G. Donner
  • "Balancing Head and Heart: The Importance of Relational Accountability in Community‑University Partnerships,” by Tania Kajner, Fay Fletcher, and Patricia Ann Makokis 

See the web site for complete information about the journal.