Higher Learning Research Communications

Aims & Scope

HLRC is an open-access journal with an international focus indexed in Scopus and listed in other indexes and abstracting services. We aim to disseminate both high-quality research and teaching best practices in tertiary education across cultures and disciplines. HLRC connects the ways research and best practices contribute to the public good and impact the communities that educators serve. Peer-reviewed and published articles have encompassed the following topics (submissions are not limited to this list):

  • Research and best practices in digital teaching and learning
  • Results from international collaborations regarding teaching and learning
  • How tertiary education contributes to training in 21st-century, global workplace skills
  • Assessment of student learning
  • Continuous quality improvement of academic programs and support services
  • The Role of tertiary education in promoting civic engagement and global citizens
  • Tertiary education in developing countries
  • The role of institutional, local, national, and international policy on tertiary education

Authors can submit their original, unpublished contributions in English. Contributions include qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods empirical research; brief reports of ongoing research and practice that do not rise to the level of a full empirical study; case studies; critical literature reviews; essays; editorial pieces that address contemporary issues in tertiary education; and book reviews. There are no submission fees or processing charges.