Call for Submissions: eJournal’s special issue on Global Engagement
Demographic pressures, natural resource demands, environmental challenges, rapid technological change, economic integration, new security threats, and other transnational issues invite global engagement on the part of colleges and universities. As educators and citizens we should be concerned that our graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to effectively communicate and collaborate across cultures in an effort to address pressing global issues. This special issue of the eJournal of Public Affairs focuses on how colleges and universities are preparing students to be effectively engaged in 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, including manuscripts, videos, interviews, photo essays, multimedia, etc., that report on projects and approaches to student engagement with global issues.
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 global engagement on campus and education of globally competent citizens.
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) Innovative study abroad programs in terms of global engagement and service-learning;
2) Programs or initiatives that facilitate global engagement through communications technology;
3) Non-Western efforts to promote student global engagement; and
4) Efforts to conceptualize, teach, and assess global engagement at all levels—assignments, courses, programs, campuses, and systems.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
- Theories, conceptualization, and research related to global engagement and/or globally competent citizenship;
- Best practices in study abroad and/or international service-learning;
- Using communications technology to promote global engagement;
- Examples of innovation efforts to promote global engagement among faculty members, programs, or campuses;
- Innovative teaching and learning activities to promote globally competent citizenship;
- Assessing global engagement; or
- Integrating AASCU’s Global Engagement initiative in curricular or co-curricular options.