Teaching Innovation Projects

About This Journal

The Teaching Innovation Projects (TIPS) Journal publishes 1-2 issues/year that focus on the scholarly and pedagogical foundations for instructor development workshops on a variety of topics in higher education. Each article includes an annotated review of relevant literature and a detailed breakdown of the workshop’s learning activities.

TIPS published its first issue in 2011. The journal grew out of the Advanced Teaching Program (ATP) offered through the Teaching Support Centre at Western University. ATP is an intensive workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Western that provides the tools to develop and teach university level courses. ATP’s capstone project engages participants in formulating ideas and activities that focus on supporting undergraduate learning within their disciplines. Capstone projects are formatted as TIPS articles and then submitted to the journal for peer review at the end of the program.

In 2013 and 2014, TIPS welcomed submissions from graduate students across Canada in two National Special Issues. The editors are pleased to note that the call for papers is ongoing and now open to all graduate students and postdocs (within and outside Western) who are interested in submitting an article.

The overall goal of this journal is to improve teaching and learning through provision of possible innovative teaching strategies and suggestions from all disciplines and for all people teaching in higher education. A compilation of all the teaching proposals into a journal issue allows others to learn about these ideas and adapt them. This online journal aims to recognize the efforts of individuals striving to improve their own teaching, while also inspiring educators and educational developers to implement new and exciting teaching innovations.

Comments and inquiries may be directed to TIPS editors:

Dr. Karyn Olsen
Educational Developer
Teaching Support Centre
Western University

Dr. Natasha Patrito Hannon
Manager, Educational Development
Centre for Academic Excellence
Niagara College

The ISSN for TIPS is 1925-4806.