Learning Communities as Successful Purveyors of Evidence-Based Programs and Scholarship: A Message From the Editor-in-Chief


  • Milton D. Cox Miami University Author


Implementation is the art and science of incorporating innovations, interventions, and evidence-based programs into typical human service settings to benefit the clients of practitioners, for example, “bench to bedside” in the medical professions. The goal of implementation is “X is what we do” and is the establishment of X as the norm in a system and a culture, day in and day out, even when no one is watching. The purveyors of the implementation are the organization, staff, and process that are engaged to achieve the implementation. Educational developers attempt to find purveyors to ensure that their practitioners—scholars, instructors, and
administrators—employ their initiatives with fidelity and sustainability for their clients—students, faculty, programs, and institutions.