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CALL FOR PAPERS
Thought & Action, the NEA Journal of Higher Education
The Thought & Action Review Panel invites submissions for ³Radical
Transformations,² a Special Focus section in the 2010 edition of Thought &
Action, the higher education Journal of the National Education Association.
Deadline: June 1, 2010.
The term radical transformations is a two-edged sword. On the one hand,
higher education has been buffeted over the past few decades by a series of
* wholesale changes in how the public higher education enterprise is
* less institutional support from states and increased reliance on tuition
* introduction of customer-satisfaction business models into institutional
* changes in the employment characteristics of the faculty with fewer
tenure-track appointments and increased reliance on part-time faculty
* weakening of the traditional discipline-based department structure
* proliferation of online approaches to instruction, and more.
On the other hand, the term ³radical² also has meaning in a political
senseas in the need for radical transformations to create a more just,
equitable, and democratic world. Should higher education have a radical
impact on students and society? Or should higher education simply impart a
credential and a few useful skills, leaving those who pass through
essentially as it found them? Can we have a radical transformation that is
both intellectual and technological?
To respond to these questions, we are soliciting articles on a variety of
topics. Is higher education at a crossroads of some sort? Have we had
enough of administrators, pundits, and politicians setting the agenda for
higher education? What should be the role of intellectuals and scholarship
in creating the future? How might the nation¹s professoriate, spearheaded
by its unionsmost importantly to us, the National Education
Associationlaunch an education renaissance? How might new coalitions of
faculty, staff, and students in higher education redefine the academy?
Thought & Action, with a readership of over 150,000, seeks to provide its
readers with theoretical and practical information on issues in higher
education that are important to higher education faculty and staff members
of the National Education Association.
We encourage the submission of articles or proposals related to these themes
and welcome work from new scholars as well as seasoned ones. Please send
submissions to the address below. Guidelines are available at
Thought & Action, the NEA Higher Education Journal
National Education Association
1201 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Email: pubint3 at nea.org
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message, and the message does not necessarily reflect the position
or policy of the National Education Association or its affiliates.
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