[SLED] Call for Chapter Proposals: Higher Education, EmergingTechnologies, and Community Partnerships

Carpenter, Russell Russell.Carpenter at EKU.EDU
Mon Dec 7 10:58:47 PST 2009

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There’s still time to submit a proposal!




A book edited by Melody Bowdon, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Central Florida) and Russell Carpenter, PhD (Director, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, Eastern Kentucky


To be published by IGI Global

For more on the publisher and to review the full call online, go to:


Proposal Submission Deadline: December 30, 2009 Full Chapter Submission Deadline: February 28, 2010


We seek manuscripts that document and assess partnerships between institutions of higher education and K‐12 schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and corporations that have been made successful (or even unsuccessful in interesting ways) in part through the use of emerging and evolving digital technologies. Topics or sites might include service‐learning; internships; volunteer programs; cooperative education; distance‐learning; continuing education; professional schools such as law, medicine, education, and nursing; community development programs including alumni relations and fundraising; and/or sponsored research. Technologies might include social networking, webconferencing, mobile devices, virtual environments such as SecondLife, course management systems, and/or Web 2.0 applications.


The early boom of web‐based education in the 1990s, both in the United States and abroad (e.g., in Australia and the UK), saw a flurry of publications on the subject of university and industry partnerships, with a focus on ways in which online learning might lead to new models of collaboration and engagement across previously clearly delineated borders. We will posit in this volume that this late 1990’s opportunity to make connections between industry and academia through emerging educational technologies was, on a broad scale, missed by all sides.

Ten years later, as we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st century, we see a similar moment of opportunity for collaboration. As organizations of all types struggle to survive in increasingly difficult economic times, stakeholders have a chance to use emerging technologies to support innovative and mutually intellectually, economically, and socially beneficial collaborations among academic institutions of all levels and non‐profit and profit‐driven organizations of all sizes.


Because innovative models for collaboration, new visions of relationships between and among organizations, and redrawing or even erasing established boundaries are crucial moves for our project, we invite writers from all disciplines and fields who incorporate community partnerships in their research, teaching, service, and other missions to consider submitting proposals for case studies (3000‐5000 words) or traditional academic articles (7000‐10,000 words).

We are interested in:

● Case studies of effective partnerships between/among higher education institutions, K‐12 schools, nonprofit organizations, and corporations. This could include narratives, assessment summaries, best practices, and so on.

● Articles that offer engaging definitions of key terms of relevance to this project and that thereby provide insights about how we might form better collective questions for the future ● Skeptical perspectives on these ideas‐‐articles from colleagues who believe that technology does not hold the answers or that technology might be creating new problems or complexities in community partnerships ● Practical descriptions of potentially replicable models that will help readers understand in detail how the author/s made a program or approach wor k ● Collaborative essays representing multiple stakeholder perspectives that include the voices of community partners (corporate, government, or nonprofit) and the people they serve, as well as students, staff members, researchers, faculty, administrators, and other entities involved in these collaborations ● Technical, pedagogical, ethical, political, bureaucratic, commercial, and other perspectives

We are not looking for:

● Articles that focus on specific how to's for using a particular tool that might quickly be obsolete or might not have broad application ● Articles that focus only on a partnership or only on a technology and that do not address their interrelationship ● Models that are entirely speculative‐‐we'd like to see demonstration of the value of each approach through assessment ● Narratives about projects that include no assessment or evaluation; assessment can be qualitative and/or quantitative but should focus on practices that colleagues could consider implementing in some form


To support our efforts to include contributors from wide range of fields and industries, we have recruited the following outstanding researchers to participate in the review of manuscripts and offer general advice on the volume. The team


● Dianna Baldwin, Ph.D., Associate Writing Center Director, Michigan State University, USA ● Shelley Billig, Ph.D., Vice President, RMC Research Corporation, USA ● Mark David Milliron, Ph.D., President and CEO, Catalyze Learning International, USA ● Sarena Seifer, M.D., Executive Director, Community‐Campus Partnerships for Health, USA ● Trae Stewart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Central Florida, USA


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit 2‐3 page proposals describing the objectives and approach of each proposed chapter. The final deadline for proposals is December 30, 2009, but the editors will begin reviewing proposals and providing feedback immediately. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January 15, 2010, and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters will be due on February 28, 2010. All submitted chapters will undergo a double‐masked review process. Contributors may also be invited to serve as reviewers for the project.


December 30, 2009: Final Proposal Submission Deadline January 15, 2010: Notification of Acceptance February 28, 2010: Full Chapter Submission Deadline May 15, 2010: Review Results Returned June 15, 2010: Revised Chapters Due July 15, 2010: Final Chapter Submission


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igiglobal<http://www.igiglobal>.

com. This publication is anticipated to be released in early 2011.


Melody Bowdon, PhD and/or

Department of English

University of Central Florida

E‐mail: mbowdon at mail.ucf.edu<mailto:mbowdon at mail.ucf.edu>



Russell Carpenter, PhD

Noel Studio for Academic Creativity

Eastern Kentucky University

E‐mail: russell.carpenter at eku.edu<mailto:russell.carpenter at eku.edu>


Russell G. Carpenter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Director, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity
Eastern Kentucky University

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