The purposes of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning are to encourage the study of instruction and principles of learning in order to implement practical, effective methods of teaching and learning; promote the application, development, and evaluation of such methods; and foster the scholarship of teaching and learning among practicing post-secondary educators. Society members are drawn from the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, nursing, business, education, and other disciplines and share a commitment to improving the quality of their teaching and the quality of their students’ learning.
The International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning is a non-profit corporation. The society structure provides the framework for the annual ISETL conference, the ISETL journal, the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and the ISETL web site that contains both society information and general higher education teaching and learning resources. In addition, the membership of ISETL believes that it is important to enjoy one’s vocation and the pursuit of excellent within that vocation; therefore, all ISETL functions are a well-balanced combination of scholarship, friendship, and camaraderie.