International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
A Message from Our President

It is with regret that we are notifying you that the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education has decided to pause all operations and publications.

There was a pause in the review process in November 2022 and access to the journal website and all the submissions was transferred to ISETL in January 2023.

We currently have 2 issues of the journal in edit/format and ready for publication by March.

Late last year our journal staff quit/left/resigned. We were hoping to keep our promises to our authors. In fall 2022 there was a several months pause in the review process and in early 2023 the board got access to the journal website and all the submissions. After a full review of the number of manuscripts and the cost involved in publishing an open access journal, the ISETL board decided to pause the journal indefinitely. We do not have the financial ability or the expertise to continue the journal.

We are currently accepting proposals for our 2023 ISETL Conference, October 18 & 19 in New Orleans. Titled, “Horizon Technologies in Higher Education: Teaching and Learning in a Time of Change”, we hope to attract a robust agenda of presentations. As the conference funds the journal, and we had no conferences for the past three years, we are hopeful that we will be able to reconsider the journal in early 2024.

I can’t apologize enough from the organization, we understand the situation that was created and wholly apologize. We wish you the best with your manuscript.

International Journal of
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ISSN 1812-9129) provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, administrators, researchers, and students who are interested in improving post-secondary instruction. IJTLHE provides broad coverage of higher education pedagogy and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) across diverse content areas, educational institutions, and levels of instructional expertise.

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Journal Information

The official journal of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL), IJTLHE is the first open source journal addressing teaching and learning in higher education. The journal's first issue was in 2005. All manuscripts submitted to IJTLHE should be in accordance with the journal’s purpose - to encourage the study, development, application, and evaluation of higher education pedagogy.


2005-present (Vol. 17, No. 1 - current)
ISETL published Connexions from 1988-2002 (Volumes 1-14) and Explorations in Teaching and Learning from 2003-2004 (Volumes 15-16).




Teaching, Learning, Pedagogy, Education, Higher Education


The following list contains the indexing services that provide coverage of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. This level of indexing provides millions of teachers, researchers, students, and administrators with access to IJTLHE published articles.

  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
  • ERIC
  • Google Scholar
  • MSN
  • OCLC
  • Ovid
  • ProQuest
  • SilverPlatter
Executive Editor(s)
Peter Doolittle (
Professor, Educational Psychology
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA United States
Managing Editor(s)
Senior Associate Editor(s)
Photo Editor(s)
Associate Editor(s)
Norris Armstrong (
Associate Professor
University of Georgia, Athens, GA United States
Colin Chesley (
Associate Vice President of the College of Health and Public Services
Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL United States
Susan Clark (
Emerita Associate Professor
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA United States
Clare Dannenberg (
Chair of Anthropology/Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology
University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska United States
Susan Epps (
Professor/NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN United States
Alfred Farris (
Assistant Professor of Physics
Oxford College of Emory University, Covington, GA United States
William Flora (
Associate Provost for Curriculum
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN United States
Gavin Frome (
Instructional Design Consultant
American University, Washington, DC United States
Lilia Gomez-Lanier (;
Assistant Professor
University of Georgia, Athens, GA United States
Cara Gormally (
Assistant Professor
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC United States
Brian Higgins (
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY United States
Angela Jaap (
Lecturer in Professional Learning and Coordinator of PGDE (Music)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland
Kiho Kim (
Professor and Executive Director, Center for Teaching, Research & Learning
American University, Washington, DC United States
Colleen Kuusinen (
Lecturer and Educational Developer
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA United States
Stephen Daniel Looney (
Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics, ITA Program Director
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA United States
Laura Lubin (
Assistant Director, Faculty Support
American University - Kogod School of Business, Online Programs, Washington, DC United States
Bashar Malkawi (
Global Professor of Practice in Law
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ United States
Michael McEwan (
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
Hyeri Park (
Doctoral student
University of Georgia, Athens, GA United States
Roshini Ramachandran, Ph.D. (
Assistant Director of Curricular Initiatives
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA United States
Reuben Rose-Redwood (
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia Canada
CindyAnn Rose-Redwood (
Associate Teaching Professor
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia Canada
John Schramski (
Associate Professor
University of Georgia, Athens, GA United States
Keke Schuler (
Research Psychologist
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, , United States
Laura Sujo-Montes (
Professor, Educational Technology
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ United States
Tilisa Thibodeaux (
Dean/Associate Professor
Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas United States
Amy Washburn (
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC United States
Journal Metrics

The metrics for IJTLHE demonstrate the quality of the journal, from review time and acceptance rate to impact factor and h-index. The acceptance rate and review time are updated dynamically, while the impact factor and h-index is updated semi-annually.

Acceptance Rate

24% over the past 5 years
19% overall

Average Review Time

78 days over the past 5 years
66 days overall

Impact Factor


H-Index (SJR)


Open Access

IJTLHE is and has been a fully open access journal since 2005, which means that all content is freely available under an open access license (CC BY 4.0). without charge to the user or their institution. In using "open access," we mean:

  1. anyone can copy and redistribute the material, with attribution, in any medium or format;
  2. anyone can remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially; and,
  3. no fees are required for open access status in IJTLHE.
Acceptance Rate
Review Time
78 Days
Article Downloads
Open Access
since 2005
Acceptance Rate & Review Time
Are 5-Year Averages
Latest Published Articles
Research Article
The Effect of Allied Health International Internships on Subsequent Internships
Hawkins, J. , Brzuz, A. , Prier, D.
Instruction Article
A Practical Approach to Learner Experience Design
Schnepp, J. , Rogers, C.
Research Article
Enhancing Student Outcomes: Peer Mentors and Student Transition
Graham, M. , Wayne, I. , Persutte-Manning, S. , Pergantis, S. , Vaughan, A.
Instruction Article
What the Yurt: Round Teaching and Architecture as Pedagogy
Nolan, C.
Research Article
Success for All? The Education Equity Mindset of University Faculty Members
Nadelson, L. , Loyless, S. , Mills, M. , Oyeniyi, O. , Albritton, S. , Couture, V. , Bruick, T. , Rainey Parham, C.
Instruction Article
What Being Human Means: Integrating Global Learning Through Lived Experiences
Ouellette, C.
Editor's Choice Articles
Collaborative Note-Taking: The Impact of Cloud Computing on Classroom Performance
Orndorff, H.
What Was Your Best Learning Experience? Our Story About Using Stories to Solve Instructional Problems
Dunlap, J. , Lowenthal, P.
Educating the Disagreeable Extravert: Narcissism, the Big Five Personality Traits, and Achievement Goal Orientation
Monahan Watson, J.
The Classroom is Alive with the Sound of Thinking: The Power of the Exit Slip
Leigh, S.
The 3 P's of Pedagogy for the Networked Society: Personalization, Participation, and Productivity
McLoughlin, C. , Lee, M.
The Application of Differentiated Instruction in Postsecondary Environments: Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions
Santangelo, T. , Tomlinson, C.
Most Emailed Articles
Let’s take a break: The impact of physical activity on academic motivation
Young-Jones, A. , McCain, J. , Hart, B.
An Adapted Self-Determination Measure and College Student First-Year Achievement
Graham, M. , Vaughan, A.
An Investigation Into the Association Between Intended Purpose Versus Students’ Perception of Assessments on an Extended Degree Academic Writing Course
Lowe, H.
Psychometric properties of the Student Course Engagement Questionnaire (SCEQ): Measuring engagement or missing the mark?
Masland, L. , Ellis, J. , Bergman, S.
Enhancing Student Social Work Practice Skills and Critical Thinking Through Podcast Production
Nicola, W.
Creating the Inclusive Higher Education Classroom: The Role of Attitude and Confidence Among University Faculty
Shine, D. , Stefanou, C.
IJTLHE Authors Span the Globe
Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Gemany, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Other, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Sheffield Hallam University, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Kingdon, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe,
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