Journals and publications

A wealth of high quality publications on pedagogy and issues in higher education are available at no charge to Northern Arizona University faculty and staff . Explore the journals and other resources below.

We have prepared a list of discipline-specific journals in teaching that can be accessed through Cline Library’s databases.  You might also want to have a look at Journals that Publish the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Address General Issues in Higher Education from Kennesaw State University for an even more extensive list of journals.

Northern Arizona University subscriptions

These journals are free for members of the Northern Arizona University community. Access them from campus or through the university VPN.

Teaching Professor

Teaching Professor provides ideas, insights and best pedagogical practices to educators who are passionate about teaching. Published 10 times per year.

College Teaching

College Teaching is a unique, cross-disciplinary journal that focuses on how teachers can improve student learning. Special sections integrate the best and latest scholarship on teaching subjects such as writing, science, and mathematics. 

The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching

This peer-reviewed journal published at Miami University by and for faculty at universities and colleges aims to increase student learning through:

  • effective teaching
  • interest in and enthusiasm for the profession of teaching
  • communication among faculty about their classroom experiences

Open access journals

Whether you are affiliated with Northern Arizona University or not, feel free to take advantage of these informative journals. You can access them from any location.

MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

Journal of Online Learning and Teaching is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that aims to promote scholarship in the use of the Internet and web-based multimedia resources in higher education.

International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education (Int J FYHE)

This journal focuses on enhancing the experience of commencing students.

Academic and professional staff involved in first-year programs as well as senior managers with responsibility for first-year strategies may find it useful. 

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (IJ-SoTL)

The IJ-So TL is a peer-reviewed international electronic journal published twice a year by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship at Georgia Southern University.

It is a  vehicle for articles, essays, and discussions about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its applications in higher education. 

The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE)

The IJTLHE provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, administrators, researchers, and students who are interested in improving post-secondary instruction.

The journal covers higher education pedagogy and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) across diverse content areas, institutions, and levels of experience.

Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP)

The JUTLP is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal.

It aims to provide a forum for educators in a wide range of disciplines to communicate their teaching outcomes in a scholarly way. Its purpose is to bridge the gap between journals covering purely academic research and more pragmatic articles and opinions. 

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE)

LATHE is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes scholarly articles, book reviews and case studies on learning, teaching and assessment in higher education. It provides an international forum for scholarly debate.  

Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PESTLHE)

This journal offers an opportunity for those involved in university learning and teaching to share their experiences.

It publishes accounts of scholarly practice focused on enhancing student learning. These accounts report on small-scale research that involves reflection, critique, and implications for future practice and are informed by relevant literature.

Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal (TD)

This peer reviewed online journal "facilitates the multi-disciplinary intellectual debate and inquiry, exchange of ideas, actions, and results of innovative and professional practice in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning."


Other publications

Faculty Focus

Faculty Focus provides brief articles on teaching topics written by faculty from across the country.

The site covers issues such as:

  • teaching strategies
  • classroom management
  • assessment
  • trends in higher education

Faculty may also subscribe (at no cost) to receive new articles via email every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The site is also home to the Teaching Professor Blog with weekly entries from Maryellen Wiemer, a well-known expert on college teaching. 



"Online faculty development 100 times per year" from Stanford University.  Archive of past topical articles is available at  

Tomorrows-professor eNewsletter  delivers postings twice weekly.