Career College Industry’s First Peer-Reviewed Publication

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Higher Education Journal

Traditional academia has long placed a badge of prestige, respect and consequence on the studies, opinions and theories published in peer-reviewed journals. While university professors, researchers and faculty have gotten used to these academic journals as a way to share their ideas, career college leaders have never had a similar outlet – until now! This year, Career Education Corporation is teaming up with the Imagine America Foundation to present the career college industry’s first peer-reviewed publication, Instructional Practice in Higher Education: An Online Journal.

To the excitement and pride of the sector, the journal will
be available on the Foundation’s web site,

The main goal of the journal is to provide an open-access, fully online publication opportunity to career education faculty. The content focus of each publication will be the scholarship of teaching and learning as it is regularly demonstrated by our faculty and with our students – that is, teaching that is research-based and professionally applied, promoting student engagement, achievement of learning outcomes, implementation of technology and holistic assessment. This peer-reviewed journal is intended to provide postsecondary faculty from the for-profit career sector an opportunity to publish work relevant to their instructional context. The main focus of faculty in our institutions is effective teaching with direct application to the workplace. Our faculty is unique in that they are experienced professionals from various industries and are committed to continual improvement in instructional practice. A high percentage of our faculty have tertiary degrees in their discipline areas, with both professional and academic qualifications.

The journal’s staff said any and all teaching faculty from any educational sector could benefit from reading the papers included in each edition of the journal, and teaching professionals from across all sectors are encouraged to submit papers for publication, as the success of this journal depends on the participation and contribution of its practitioners. Papers should address a topic within one of the following categories as it applies to the career education context:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Service
  • Professional Development

All submitted articles will be reviewed by the Peer Review Board, who will make editorial suggestions and recommendations for publication based on the currency and relevancy of the topic, content flow, adequacy and accuracy of references, clarity in topic formation and argument, and supporting data and analysis.

Papers should be submitted to for inclusion in the journal. For complete publication information, go to: