Jeanne Higbee new editor for the Journal of College Teaching and Learning
Jeanne Higbee, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, has been invited to be the primary editor for the Journal of College Teaching and Learning. Having edited various journals throughout her career, Professor Higbee was excited to assume the position effective January 1, 2013.
Sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, the Journal of College Teaching and Learning is an open access journal that publishes articles on K-12 and college teaching, learning, and administration. Professor Higbee stresses the importance of the journal being open access, stating "I really encourage faculty to consider publishing in open access journals. If your purpose in doing your research is to share knowledge with others, this is a great way to do so because people can access what you've written for free and you gain international readership." This new role will follow her into retirement, she says, because editorships provide an opportunity to mentor and facilitate the development of writers worldwide.