ADP’s eJournal of Public Affairs: Call for Papers | Special Issue on Global Engagement
Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor of Government, Georgia College
Keisha Hoerrner, Professor of Communication, Kennesaw State University
Demographic pressures, natural resource demands, environmental challenges, rapid technological change, economic integration, new security threats, and other transnational issues suggest that we live in a world that demands global engagement – the knowledge, the skills, and the dispositions to effectively communicate and collaborate across cultures in an effort to tackle the most pressing global issues over time. As educators, we are most concerned about how we prepare our students to engage with these global issues. How do we equip them with the knowledge, the skills, and the dispositions to be globally engaged and, significantly, effective or competent? How do we conceptualize global competence and global engagement? How do we design meaningful and measurable student learning outcomes? How do we assess global engagement? How do non-Western educators view the problems and solutions? This special issue of the eJournal of Public Affairs addresses ways in which universities and colleges are preparing students to be effectively engaged in thinking about and acting upon global issues, including participation in AASCU’s Global Engagement initiative.
The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access electronic journal published by Missouri State University in partnership with the American Democracy Project. In this special issue of the eJournal, we are looking for submissions that report on projects and approaches to student engagement with global issues. Submissions should focus on describing best practices or successful models, or present quantitative and/or qualitative results of global engagement initiatives. We are interested in: 1) efforts to supercharge traditional study abroad programs in terms of global engagement, 2) international programs that go beyond traditional study abroad, 2) programs or initiatives that facilitate global engagement through communications technology, 3) international service learning programs, 4) non-Western efforts to promote student global engagement, and 4) efforts to conceptualize, teach, and assess global engagement. As a multidisciplinary journal, we welcome submissions for this issue from the fields of anthropology, communications, economics, history, human geography, political science, and sociology, among others. We welcome submissions about any subject related to student global engagement.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
– theories of global engagement,
– assessing global engagement,
– best practices in study abroad,
– best practices in international service learning,
– communications technology and global engagement,
– local to global engagement programs,
– global engagement and global competence,
– global engagement and global citizenship, or
– integration of AASCU’s Global Engagement initiative in curricular or co-curricular options.
How to Submit:
Deadline to submit papers:
January 15, 2013 Deadline extended to February 28, 2013!
Articles submitted for this special issue should not exceed 5,000 words not including references or appendices — and should have no more than six tables or figures. Each article should include an abstract not to exceed 150 words. See the guidelines for complete details about format and citation style: http://ejournal.missouristate.edu/submissions/submission-guidelines/
Submissions should be sent as an email attachment in a Word.doc file with the author’s last name, date, and “eJournal submission for Global Engagement Special Issue” in the subject line to ejournalPA@missouristate.edu.
Download PDF version of Call for Papers here.