The Publications Committee facilitates the sharing of scholarly work on teaching and learning by supporting the Society’s publication platforms.
With support from the Executive Director and web developer, the Publications Committee facilitates contributions to and curates the ISSOTL blog. The Publications Committee also supports the operations of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (the Society’s peer-reviewed journal), including managing its open access platform, tracking usage and publication data, ensuring the indexing of the journal, recruiting and selecting new members of the editorial team, and promoting it in appropriate venues. The Publications Committee also shepherds (i.e., calls for, selects, and orients co-leaders; serves as consultants to co-leaders as needed) the Academic Writing model of the International Collaborative Writing Groups, which ultimately produce articles to be submitted to TLI. The Publications Committee also strategizes other relevant ways of going public (e.g., podcasts, video interviews, webinars).
The Publications Committee is co-chaired by an ISSOTL Regional Vice President and a member at large. To maintain institutional memory, staggered terms are recommended. Members will include at least one student representative, a representative of the Inclusion Subcommittee of the Board, a representative of the Finance Subcommittee of the Board, a librarian who can support or advise the journal’s open access platform and indexing processes, and other members as appointed by the co-chairs. The co-editors of Teaching & Learning Inquiry also serve as ex officio members, particularly for journal-related issues.