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June 2014 Newsletter

Her Publishes in Multicultural Perspectives

Chia Her, a student in the CGU/SDSU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education, recently published an article in a nationally refereed journal. The article entitled "Ready or Not: The Academic College Readiness of Southeast Asian Americans" appeared in Multicultural Perspectives in February 2014.

The article is about the educational experiences of Southeast Asian Americans, particularly Cambodian Americans, Hmong Americans, Laotian Americans, and Vietnamese Americans, are how they are characterized by numerous challenges, which can be attributed to their migration history, socioeconomic status, and English proficiency. Chia found that by the end of 11th grade, a high percentage of Southeast Asian American students are not college ready. The educational challenges of Southeast Asian Americans have been overshadowed by the model minority stereotype. Chia believes that educational policies targeting issues affecting the education of Southeast Asian Americans and teacher preparations that focus on getting Southeast Asian American students to be college ready could help change the educational story of this population. (Source, Her Article)

Chia's research interests are in the educational trajectories and experiences of low-income, first-generation college students, specifically in the areas of access, persistence, and degree attainment. She is grateful to have learned about the publication process from the ED 895: Research and Publishing course taught by Dr. Valeria Ooka Pang and assisted by Karen Lafferty.

Congratulations Chia!


Pictured above: Chia Her


De La Garza Receives Tae Han Kim Award, Wins Essay Contest and Presents at ATINER Conference

Tom De La Garza, a student in the SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education, was recently awarded the Tae Han Kim Award at a ceremony held in April at Claremont Graduate University.

The Tae Han Kim Award is presented to an SES student who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to, and respect for, humanity and culture. It honors the memory of Dr. Tae Han Kim, a graduate of the School of Educational Studies and past president of Kiemyung University in Taegu, Korea.

Tom also won a student essay contest held in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Martin Luther King's SDSU campus speech held on April 30. Tom read his essay to the crowd of over 100 individuals including students, faculty, staff and alumni. Other speakers included: Elliot Hirshman, SDSU President; Dr. Seth Mallios, SDSU Department Chair of Anthropology; and Willie J. Horton, a SDSU graduate present at the time of Dr. King's 1964 speech.

Additionally, Tom attended the Athens Institute for Education and Research's (ATINER) 16th Annual International Education Conference held in Greece in May. The conference hosted over 150 presenters from over 50 countries. Tom chaired a session on Teacher Education and Teacher Training. He also presented a paper entitled 'Radio Literacy in Afghanistan: Reaching and Teaching Underserved Populations.'

The paper Tom presented examines the Knowledge is Light Radio Literacy Program in Afghanistan and its effectiveness at reaching and teaching underserved populations in remote areas and regions where Afghan Government forces, international aid groups, and non-governmental organizations are not accepted or allowed safe passage. This work further investigates whether radio is an efficient medium for literacy instruction in terms of both cost and student performance. Vygotsky's sociocultural theory of learning and distance education theory are employed together as a theoretical framework to explain and determine radio literacy's potential in Afghanistan. This paper identifies a need for research on the effectiveness of radio literacy programs worldwide including Afghanistan. Radio literacy's future in Afghanistan is also in jeopardy as international aid is waning with the looming withdrawal of military forces from the region. While radio literacy is inexpensive and popular in isolated regions, it is no substitute for resident literacy instruction. (Source, Tom article)

Tom is a second year student in the SDSU/CGU Joint PhD Program in Education. He is an Army officer and the former Deputy Director of Education at the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Tom is also a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Mortar Leader Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Services Support School, the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (Portuguese), the Special Operations Low Intensity Conflict Program at the Naval Postgraduate School, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, the Psychological Operations Officer Qualification Course, and the Advanced Regional Analysis Course (Latin America). He holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA, an A.A. in Portuguese from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, and an M.S. in Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare) from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Congratulations Tom!


Pictured Above: Tom De La Garza


Iffland Receives Program Achievement Award and SRS Dean's Award

Aaron Iffland recently received the CGU/SDSU Joint Program Achievement Award at a ceremony held in April at Claremont Graduate University. He also won a College of Education Dean's Award at the 2014 SDSU Student Research Symposium (SRS) held in March.

The SDSU/CGU Joint Program Achievement Award is presented to a SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. Program student whose work and scholarship exemplify the mission of the program to develop scholars who are committed to research on democratic schooling, social justice and equal educational outcomes for all students, and the improvement of educational systems serving diverse communities.

The Student Research Symposium is a two-day event to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments of SDSU students. The SRS provides a public forum where SDSU students present their research, scholarship, or creative activities. Presentations, oral or poster, are organized by academic disciplines with divisions for undergraduate, master's and doctoral students.

Aaron's concentrations in the Joint Ph.D. program include multicultural education and research methods. He is also an instructor at Platt College in San Diego, California where he teaches business and mathematics courses. Prior to relocating to Southern California, he was a business and mathematics instructor at Montana State University-Billings and Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.

Aaron holds master's degrees in both accountancy and information processing and communication and bachelor's degrees in both economics and agricultural business.

Aaron's research interests include social network analysis, academic resiliency of marginalized students, and constructivism in the college classroom. Aaron is also the Research and Evaluation Fellow for the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL).

Congratulations Aaron!



Pictured Above: Aaron Iffland


2014 Graduation Reception

On May 15, 2014, the SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education held a reception to honor the recent and soon-to-be graduates at the SDSU Faculty Staff Club. Those in attendance included graduates, faculty of the program, students, friends and family. Both Dr. Rafaela Santa Cruz, director of the program, and Dr. Patricia Lozada-Santone, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the College of Education, welcomed guests to the reception.

Dr. Alberto Ochoa, Professor Emeritus at SDSU, introduced the recent and soon-to-be graduates, Dr. Ricardo Medina and Guillermo Gomez, and spoke about the research each has undertaken as a student in the program. Ricardo and Guillermo also spoke about their experiences in the program and the research they have conducted.

Congratulations to the recent and soon-to-be graduates of the SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education:


    Candace Hellstrom-Kinder - Fall 2013
    Ricardo A. Medina - Spring 2014
    Guillermo A. Gomez - Summer 2014


Above: Melissa Navarro, Karen Lafferty &
Annie Nguyen

Above: Dr. Gerald Monk, Dr. Patricia Lozado-
Santone, Dr.  Ricardo Medina & Dr. Rafaela
Santa Cruz

Above: Dr. Richard Medina and familyAbove: Guillermo Gomez and family

Above: Dr. Alberto Ochoa, Dr. Marva Cappello
& David Martin 

 Above: Dr. Alberto Ochoa & Dr. Ricardo Medina
Above: Mary Doan & Guillermo GomezAbove: Annie Nguyen & Karen Lafferty

Garcia Presents at Magnet Schools Conference

Francisco Garcia, a student in the CGU/SDSU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education, recently presented at the 2014 Magnet Schools of America 32nd Nation Conference held in Hartford, Connecticut on May 15 through 18, 2014.

The session, entitled 'It Takes a Village to Grow a Garden', highlighted how the Roosevelt Middle School International Baccalaureate Magnet created an outdoor learning space on joint-use land with the San Diego Zoo for inquiry-based STREAM investigations and community service opportunities. The space includes a greenhouse that shelters an aquaponics system, raised garden beds, and seating for outdoor lessons.

The goal of having the outdoor space is to nurture and establish a learning environment that provides students with the ecological knowledge that will allow them to interpret and take ownership of the seed to table process and promote community involvement to ensure sustainability of the gardens. Families and community stakeholders are granted access to the space during off-school periods to maintain the aquaponics system and the garden beds. The presentation also showcased how the school shares its harvest with the community and how the many partnerships contributes to the development of the outdoor learning space, help to sustain the gardens, and teach students about career opportunities related to agriculture. (Source, Garcia article)

Francisco teaches English and Humanities at Roosevelt International Baccalaureate Middle School which is part of the San Diego Unified School District. He is also co-coordinator of the "working" garden club responsible for the outdoor learning space.

Congratulations Francisco!

Washington Presents at CSCC Conference

Michael L. Washington, a student in the CGU/SDSU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education, presented a poster at the 56th Annual Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CCSC) Conference held in Washington, D.C. on April 3 - 5, 2014. The title of the poster presentation was "Lost in Transition: The Plight of the Black Male California Community College Student and Diminishing Transfers to Bachelor Degree Programs."

The research study Michael presented is based on a qualitative, phenomenological research design. The purpose is to examine the transfer rates of black males attending California Community Colleges and determine what institutional and systematic factors are associated with diminishing transfer rates from community colleges to four-year institutions. Additionally, resiliency and grit development are examined as a means of empowerment and survival in socially and culturally incongruent college communities. (From the presentation abstract)

Michael is also a postsecondary educator and a qualitative researcher specializing in multicultural education, sociology of education and adult education. As a change agent, he advocates for social justice and educational reform. He has 10 years of teaching experience in adult and correctional education, and has lectured for continuing education and higher education programs.

He has over twenty-five years of professional experience in various fields such as information technology, case & social work, curriculum development, professional development, corporate training, supervision and management, customer service and quality assurance for several private and public agencies.

Congratulations Michael!



Pictured Above: Michael L. Washington

Dr. Santa Cruz Named Latina Champion

Recently, Dr. Rafaela Santa Cruz, the director of the CGU/SDSU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education, was named Latina Champion-Teacher of the Year by the Union-Tribune San Diego. The Latino Champion Awards were created to highlight the local Latino community's vibrancy and strengths. The Teacher of the Year award is bestowed upon a teacher or instructor that has played a positive role in the lives or his or her students. Additionally, the works of this Latino Champion is measured by his or her efforts both inside and outside the classroom. The award was presented to Dr. Santa Cruz at a ceremony held in March.

Dr. Santa Cruz has taught in the SDSU School of Teacher Education for over 30 years. In that time, she has taught a broad-range of courses in mathematics teaching methods, statistics, educational research and other teacher preparation and training topics. She is also the director of the San Diego Mathematics project which is part of the California Mathematics project and the SDSU Math/Science Teacher Initiative. In terms of research funding, she directed or collaborated on more than $3 million of grants that relate to math education and improving access to college for marginalized students.

Congratulations Dr. Santa Cruz!


Dr. Santa Cruz

Pictured above: Dr. Rafaela Santa Cruz 

Jiménez-Castellanos Awarded Tenure and Fellowship

Dr. Oscar Jiménez-Castellanos, a 2008 graduate of the CGU/SDSU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education, was recently awarded tenure and advancement to the position of associate professor at Arizona State University. Dr. Jiménez-Castellanos was also awarded the 2014 Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellowship.

The José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program was established in 2013 by IDRA to honor the memory of IDRA founder, Dr. José Angel Cárdenas. The goal of the program is engage the nation's most promising researchers in investigating school finance solutions that secure equity and excellence for all public school students. (Source, Fellows Program)

Dr. Jiménez-Castellanos is an Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University He has published extensively in the area of K-12 education finance, policy and parent engagement and its impact on opportunity, equity and outcomes in low-income ethnically and linguistically diverse communities. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Review of Educational Research, Bilingual Research Journal, Educational Considerations, and Journal of Latinos and Education. He is currently lead editor of the Association of Mexican-American Educators (AMAE) Journal. Dr. Jiménez-Castellanos is a 2012 Ford Postdoctoral Fellow administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies. He was bestowed the honor of a Fulton Professor in 2011 and served as Arizona's Acting Director of the University Research Council (URC) in Education. He is a former migrant student, first generation college graduate and K-12 educator. He received his M.A. in Policy Studies from San Diego State University. (Source, Jiménez-Castellanos Page)

Congratulations Dr. Jiménez-Castellanos!

Pang's Publishing Class Produces Results

Six students in a Spring 2013 class in the CGU/SDSU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education have either published, or have had manuscripts accepted for publication, in academic journals. This special topics class, ED 895: Research and Publishing, was taught by Dr. Valeria Ooka Pang and assisted by Karen Lafferty, a Ph.D. candidate in the program.

The course highlighted the various aspects to creating a manuscript that will get published by academic journals. Dr. Pang believes that the ability to publish academically is one of the most important aspects of a beginning educational researcher. While the process can be long and laborious, Pang believes that persistence, motivation and hard work will eventually pay off in publishing.

Join with Dr. Pang in congratulating the following students on their publications:

Rhianna Casesa's paper entitled 'I Spoke It When I was a Kid: Practicing Critical Bicultural Pedagogy in a 4th Grade Classroom' appeared in Schools: Studies in Education from the University of Chicago Press. See the previous newsletter article about Rhianna.Click here for the link to Rhianna's journal article.

Marissa Yenpasook's paper entitled 'One, Two, Three, Go: Aiding Teachers in Assessing for Student Depression', appeared in the Fall 2013 Special Technology Issue of The National Teacher Education Journal. See the previous newsletter article about Marissa..

Chia Her, recently published in Multicultural Perspectives in February 2014. See the feature article in this edition of the newsletter. Click here for the link to the journal article.

Robert Courtney's article entitled 'Enlightenment: An Exploratory Case Study in Voluntary Racial Segregation' will appear in an upcoming edition of Multicultural Education.

Karen Lafferty's article, co-authored with Dr. Pang, entitled 'Challenging Teacher Bias: Implementing a Community Learning Fair,' will appear in an upcoming issue of Issues in Teacher Education.


Annie Nguyen's article entitled 'Never Good Enough: The Educational Journey of a Vietnamese-American Woman' will be published in Multicultural Perspectives in July 2014.


Bob Courtney, Karen Lafferty and Annie Nguyen will be featured in upcoming issues of the newsletters.

Congratulations Rhianna, Marissa, Chia, Robert, Karen and Dr. Pang!


(Editor's note: this article has been edited to include Annie Nguyen's publication which was inadvertently omitted in the original article)

Dr. Ana Celia Zentella Lectures at SDSU

On March 26, renowned "Anthro-political Linguist" and scholar, Dr. Ana Celia Zentella, Professor Emerita at UCSD and City University of New York (CUNY), presented a lecture titled "Bilinguals and Borders: Patrolling Languages and Identities on the US-Mexico Border" at SDSU. Dr. Cristian Aquino-Sterling and the Ph.D. students in his ED827 "Communication and Cognition" course organized the event. The lecture was possible due to the generous sponsorship of the SDSU-Claremont Graduate University Joint Ph.D. in Education, the School of Teacher Education, and the Center for Latin American Studies.

Students and faculty members from across SDSU departments, as well as the Dean of the SDSU College of Education, Dr. Joe Johnson, joined Dr. Zentella in a powerful and engaging lecture that used both quantitative and qualitative data to shed light on "Transfronterizo" students' struggle with conflicting constructions of language and identity that are the result of rigid national and language borders.


Dr. Zentella
Above: Dr. Zentella

Call for Submissions

Clark Student Research Award

The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), co-sponsors of the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award, are pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted. Papers must be authored and submitted by graduate or undergraduate students only. All authors must currently be students or must have graduated within one-year prior to the submission deadline of Friday, June 13, 2014. CCL staff and papers submitted to other CCL awards are ineligible.

Submissions may be empirically or conceptually based. The paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development.

The award recognizes outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The winner will receive:


  • $1,000 prize
  • Complimentary travel and lodging (up to 2 nights) to ILA's 15th Annual Global Conference (Thursday, Oct. 30 - Sunday, Nov. 2, San Diego, CA, USA)
  • 1-year ILA membership
  • Recognition at the ILA conference and in ILA publications

    Please read submission requirements carefully by visiting:

    Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m., EDT on Friday June 13, 2014.

    Submit entries at: (this survey has expired). Contact the CCL at if you have questions or need assistance.

    Call for Proposals

    2014-2015 Paul P. Fidler Research Grant

    The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition invites applications for the 2014-2015 Paul P. Fidler Research Grant. The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge to improve the experiences of college students in transition.

    With an award package that includes a stipend, travel to two national conferences, a presentation at a national conference, and priority consideration for publication, the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant supports and promotes research with the potential to have a national or international impact on student success. The Center invites applicants to submit proposals for research projects addressing a variety of topics, which may include underrepresented student populations, community colleges, advising, transfer and articulation, career development, and other issues related to college student transitions.

    Comprehensive Award Package


  • Stipend of $5,000
  • Travel to the 21st National Conference on Students in Transition, October 2014, in Denver, Colorado, at which the award will be presented
  • Announcement and recognition at the 20th National Conference on Students in Transition luncheon
  • Travel to the 22nd National Conference on Students in Transition, October 2015, at which the research findings will be reported
  • Announcement on the National Resource Center webpage, listservs, and print publications
  • Priority consideration for publication by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

    The application form may be accessed at and must be submitted electronically using the online form by 11:59 PM Eastern Time, July 1, 2014.

    Call for Proposals

    2014 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program

    The NCAA Research Committee is pleased to announce the 2014 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program. The program's goals are: (1) to stimulate research on college athletics; (2) to foster contributions to the empirical research on college athletics; (3) to provide financial support to graduate students interested in engaging in high-quality research related to college athletics; and (4) to assist NCAA-member institutions and the general public in gaining access to new, outstanding research in this field.

    The NCAA Research Committee invites research proposals within the general topic areas of student-athlete well-being and college athletics participation. Graduate students studying topics of specific interest to the NCAA and its membership, while demonstrating the competencies necessary to successfully complete the proposed study, will receive the highest consideration.

    Research topics may include but are not limited to:


  • The impact of participation in intercollegiate athletics on the academic or social experiences of student-athletes;
  • Best practices for academic support of student-athletes;
  • The relationship between athletics time demands and academic success;
  • Student-athlete integration into the campus community;
  • Finances of intercollegiate athletics;
  • Student-athlete satisfaction with the college experience;
  • Diversity and inclusion issues in intercollegiate athletics;
  • Analytic philosophical/historical accounts of intercollegiate athletics; and
  • Student-athlete well-being, health and safety

    Award Details

    The research grant is a one-time award set at a maximum of $7,500. Total funding will be provided upon approval of the proposal. In most cases, awardees may choose whether to have funds sent directly to them or to their institutions. Institutions may not charge indirect costs. Grant recipients will be provided with an expense paid trip to the annual NCAA Research Committee meeting to present their research proposal and will have the opportunity to interact with and receive feedback from the committee and NCAA staff members. The research is expected to be culminated in an article suitable for publication in a scholarly journal, or in a completed master's thesis or doctoral dissertation. Recipients will also be expected to submit a brief summary of the research that is suitable for publication on the NCAA website and/or the NCAA Champion magazine in addition to a final paper.


    Research grants are available for graduate students only and are intended to support the student while conducting research to be used for a doctoral dissertation, master's thesis, or external publication in a scholarly journal. To be eligible for funding, students must be enrolled in graduate school at an NCAA member institution, and the proposed research must be in progress during the award period. Completed studies are not eligible to receive funding.

    Submission Rules & Deadlines

    All grant materials should be electronically submitted via email with the subject line "Grant Submission", and all materials attached in PDF form. Please submit materials to Dr. Tiese Roxbury ( by 11:59 p.m. on August 10, 2014.

    It is preferred that letters of reference be included with the application materials and sent as a package. However, letters will be accepted separately if received by the submission deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact Dr. Roxbury, 317-917-6811 or, if you have questions regarding the submission process.

    Call for Nominations

    ASHE Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year Award

    Since 1979, the Association for the Study of Higher Education has given special recognition to outstanding doctoral dissertations that contribute new and important knowledge to the field of higher education. Nominations are now invited for the 2014 award. Exemplary dissertations employing any research approach (historical, quantitative, qualitative, etc.) are eligible. While submissions from any disciplinary genre are welcome, the study must focus specifically on some aspect of postsecondary education.

    The dissertation must have been successfully defended and officially deposited to the nominee's university by May 31, 2014. Dissertations nominated previously cannot be reconsidered. The nominee is not required to hold membership in ASHE.

    Nominations must be submitted online through this link by July 7, 2014.

    Neither email nor hard copy submissions will be accepted. More information about the award is available online: Please contact Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher with questions at

    Call for Submissions

    Jablin Student Research Award

    The International Leadership Association and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond invite submissions for the 2014 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. Submissions can be on any topic and from any discipline as long as they demonstrate substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership. To be eligible for the competition, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2014.

    This year's winner will receive:


  • $1,000 prize
  • Complimentary travel and lodging (up to 2 nights) to ILA's 16th Annual Global Conference (Thursday, Oct. 30 - Sunday, Nov. 2, San Diego)
  • 1-year ILA membership
  • Recognition at the ILA conference and in ILA publications

    Candidates must also email a letter of interest, a 3-5 page abstract of a substantive dissertation chapter (specifically, the chapter that best represents the author's dissertation), a brief biography, and verification of when they received their Ph.D. (e.g., a transcript or letter from the dissertation advisor) as separate PDF file attachments to Please DO NOT send the dissertation. The award committee will contact the finalists by July 23, 2014 to request a full dissertation chapter.

    The International Leadership Association is the global network for all those who practice, study and teach leadership. Founded in 1999, the ILA promotes a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide. The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond is the nation's first undergraduate school of leadership studies. It endeavors to further scholarship and educate students and others for and about leadership through curricula, events and programs.

    Call for Manuscripts and Reviewers


    The Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs (JCSHESA), housed in the Loyola University Chicago Higher Education program, would like to invite you to submit a manuscript for the journal's inaugural issue and/or apply to be a reviewer.

    JCSHESA, a student-run, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, provides a venue for international, interdisciplinary scholarship that examines higher education and student affairs through the explicit use of critical frameworks. The journal strives to provide meaningful, intentional, and actionable scholarship that can effect change on and with campus and community, understanding their interdependence and interrelated nature. Manuscripts for this journal include empirical research studies, conceptual papers, book reviews, literature reviews, or papers that highlight critical practice on campuses. Topics relate to equity and social justice in postsecondary education with an emphasis on challenging systems of oppression and advocating for change.

    JCSHESA invites scholars and practitioners from different disciplines and areas to submit work that is rooted in critical inquiry and that engages issues of social justice in postsecondary education

    Possible areas of interest include:


  • Examinations of neoliberal policy and practice on college campuses
  • Participatory Action Research studies
  • Community service and the higher education savior complex
  • Queer, race, gender studies utilizing critical frameworks
  • Critical examination of hot topics (e.g., Obama Plan, Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Title IX investigations)

    For editor and reviewer applications and more detailed submission guidelines, procedures, and to submit your manuscript online, please see JCSHESA's website:


    JCSHESA is housed at Loyola University Chicago in the School of Education's Higher Education program.

    Call for Papers

    Models of Open Education in Higher Education

    Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA) announces a call for papers for a special issue exploring "Models of Open Education in Higher Education," and a special issue exploring the policy and practice of open education models in higher education.

    Submission Information: All manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the EPAA website and follow the Journal's submission guidelines: We will not consider manuscripts submitted for publication or published elsewhere.


      Deadline: September 1, 2014
      Publication date: March 2015
      Early submissions are encouraged.


    Guest Co-Editors: Lisa Petrides, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, Cynthia Jimes, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education,

    Call for Submissions

    Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education

    Higher education around the world has become a major topic of discussion, debate, and controversy, as a range of political, economic, social, and technological pressures result in a myriad of changes at all levels. But the quality and quantity of critical dialogue and research and their relationship with practice remains limited. This internationally peer-reviewed journal addresses this shortfall by focusing on the scholarship and practice of teaching and learning and higher education and covers: - Higher education teaching, learning, curriculum, assessment, policy, management, leadership, and related areas - Digitization, internationalization, and democratization of higher education, and related areas such as life-long and life-wide learning - Innovation, change, and reflections on current practices Issues around teaching and learning, especially those discussions which seek to inform practice are encouraged, ensuring the journal has validity and relevance in the fast-change higher education landscape. See more at

    The latest issue of the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education is now available:

    Call for Papers

    Citizenship, Teaching and Learning

    Submissions are invited for a special issue of CTL devoted to exploring citizenship in higher education. This special issue aims to highlight the higher education perspective on citizenship education and provide space for discussion of the civic purposes of higher education. The guest-editors will review the submissions and invite up to six authors to revise their papers for inclusion in the journal.

    Call for Papers

    Journal of Critical Thought & Praxis

    The editorial board of the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis (JCTP) invites you to submit your work for our Fall 2014 Issue. The deadline is July 15th to be considered for our Fall 2014 Issue; however, we encourage rolling submissions and encourage authors to submit as manuscripts are ready. JCTP is a peer-reviewed on-line journal committed to providing a space for critical and progressive scholarship, practice, and activism. Our mission is to create an accessible and inter/transdisciplinary journal that supports awareness and challenges individuals to move towards advocacy. The journal brings together emerging scholars, educators, and activists with the intention of providing recognition to the work of the social justice community. JCTP explores, challenges, and pushes the boundaries among multiple disciplines, while providing all authors with developmental feedback. We especially encourage submissions from graduate students and junior faculty but will also consider work from more senior scholars exploring social justice themes.

    Manuscripts submitted to JCTP should contribute to the knowledge base within the field of social justice as it pertains to policy and practice. We are seeking original, innovative, and applicable work relevant to the broad study and practice of social justice education. Special consideration will be given to:


  • Accounts from activists
  • Arts-based research
  • Book reviews
  • Critical inquiry and methodology
  • Policy analysis
  • Social justice practitioner reflections
  • Theoretical essays

    Submission Deadline: July 15, 2014

    Submissions must include an abstract and should be no more than 30 pages double-spaced (not including abstract, figures, photos, tables, appendices, notes, and references). Manuscripts should follow APA 6th Edition guidelines (if applicable to manuscript). Please include a cover letter with your submission explaining how your work contributes to the mission and scope of JCTP. Please refer to our author guidelines for a full list of guidelines:

    For more detailed author guidelines and submission procedures, please visit To submit a manuscript or to ask for more information, please contact JCTP Editor, Gabrielle Roesch, at

    Call for Proposals

    Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance

    We have proposed Palgrave Macmillan to edit a Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance. The publisher has accepted our proposal and we are now soliciting contributions. We are inviting you (either as a single author or with colleagues) to consider to contribute a chapter to this handbook and/or to forward this message to anyone you think could deliver a useful contribution to the handbook.


    The outline gives you a good idea of what we envisage, but please understand that the contents is not cast in stone yet: we are willing to consider proposals for chapters that somewhat deviate from what we propose. That said, contributions should follow the guidance we offer to ensure that the contributions are fit-for-purpose for the type of publication: a handbook with state-of-the-art reviews (see particularly the introduction and the top of page 2 of the outline).


    Proposals for chapters (one- to maximum two-page outlines) should be sent in by 1 July 2014 to Jeroen Huisman ( This is a crucial stage of the process: please be as clear as possible on the topic, objective, approach and key literature of the chapter you would like to offer. Please also explain briefly why you would be the appropriate person to write this chapter (in terms of expertise and/or experience). The editors will discuss the submissions and invite a selection to elaborate on their outline (July 2014).


    Do not hesitate to contact one of the editors if you have any questions!

    The editorial team

    Jeroen Huisman (Ghent University, Belgium, Harry de Boer (University of Twente, the Netherlands, David Dill (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, Manuel Souto-Otero (University of Bath, UK,

    Call for Chapter Proposals

    2015 or 2016 Annual Volume in the Building Leadership Bridges series


      Leadership 2050: Contextualizing Global Leadership Processes for the Future
      The 2015 Volume in the ILA Building Leadership Bridges (BLB) Series
      Call for Chapter Proposals - Submit 1200 word max proposal by June 20, 2014
      Expected date of publication August 2015,
      Jossey-Bass/Wiley Matthew Sowcik, Editor; Tony Andenoro, Mindy McNutt, and Susan Murphy, Associate Editors


      Leadership for a Healthy World: Creative Social Change
      The 2016 Volume in the ILA Building Leadership Bridges (BLB) Series
      Call for Chapter Proposals - Submit 1200 word max proposal by June 20, 2014
      Expected date of publication March 2016,
      Jossey-Bass/Wiley Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, Editor; John Eric Baugher, Karin Jironet, and Lena Lid-Falkman, Associate Editors

    The International Leadership Association invites you to submit your work for our 2015 or 2016 annual volume in the Building Leadership Bridges series. The book captures the best contemporary thinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars, practitioners, and educators working in the field of leadership studies. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the book series connects ways of researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership across cultures, over time, and around the world.

    Please view the complete call for submissions for detailed information about each book and specific submission guidelines. If you have any questions about either volume, please contact Debra DeRuyver at

    Call for Proposals

    New Directions for Community Colleges


      Arthur M. Cohen, Series Editor
      Global Development of the Community College Model
      Carmen L. McCrink, Barry University,, and Heidi Whitford, Barry University,, Issue Editors


    To submit a proposal for a chapter, send a 250 word abstract (not including references) of the proposed chapter to, as well as a 100 word author bio that includes your current affiliation. Deadline for abstract submissions: August 1, 2014 (250 words, not including references). Notification of accepted chapters: October 1, 2014. Please see for detailed author guidelines for the chapter manuscripts.

    Call for Proposals

    Taylor University Higher Education Symposium, "A Faith for the Generations"

    Taylor University and the Department of Higher Education and Student Development are pleased to announce the theme for its fall 2014 higher education symposium - "A Faith for the Generations: Explorations of How Collegiate Experience Impacts the Cultivation of Faith in the Decades to Come."

    The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for focused dialogue on the most pressing issues of the day facing colleges and universities.

    Plenary speakers for this fall symposium include:


  • Holly Allen, Director of the Child and Family Studies Program and Professor of Biblical Studies at John Brown University;
  • Vern Bengtson, AARP/University Professor of Gerontology Emeritus at the University of Southern California; and
  • Christian Smith, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame.

    Submissions (200 word abstracts) for concurrent sessions are invited and due July 1, 2014.

    Details concerning schedule, registration, accommodations, and program submissions are available at

    Call for Proposals

    Third Annual Common Reader Workshop

    The call for programs for the Common Reader Workshop is now open with a preferred submission deadline of June 6, 2014. This workshop is geared toward those involved in Common Reader programs within higher education. This year's workshop topics are:


  • Beginning a Common Reader program on your campus
  • Developing and reporting a framework for assessment
  • Partnering with co-curricular activities and events
  • Productively partnering with authors & publishers

    The conference will be held July 24-25, 2014 in Amarillo, Texas.

    Sessions are 45 minutes in length featuring Panel Discussions, Roundtable Discussions, Workshop/Interactive Sessions, and Themed Sessions.

    Click here to submit your proposal online.

    Call for Papers

    Eighth World Universities Forum

    Georgia Southern University

    5-6 February 2015

    The Eighth World Universities Forum will be held in partnership with Georgia Southern University at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, Georgia, USA 5-6 February 2015. This annual event seeks to create an interdisciplinary forum for discussion surrounding a breadth of topics relevant to the university and its possibilities. Proposals for paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, roundtables, or colloquia are invited, addressing the university through one of the following themes:


  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research and Knowledge Formation
  • University Administration
  • The University and the Community

    2015 Featured Theme: The Economics of Higher Education

    Presenters have the option to submit completed papers to The Journal of the World Universities Forum for possible publication. If you are unable to attend the conference, you may still become a member of the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to the journal collection.

    The current deadline to submit a proposal (a title and short abstract) is 12 June 2014.