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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Higher Education Stakeholders' Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis - Due 2/15/2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Higher Education Stakeholders’ Early Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

A Special Issue of American Behavioral Scientist

Guest Editors:


Rebecca S. Natow, Hofstra University, Rebecca.S.Natow@hofstra.edu

Ane Turner Johnson, Rowan University, johnsona@rowan.edu

Catherine A. Manly, City University of New York’s Graduate Center and University of Massachusetts Amherst, cmanly@umass.edu


In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a swift and dramatic shift in how higher education teaching, learning, and other operations occurred. As they navigated the onset of this radical shift, higher education stakeholders were faced with determining how to fulfill their institutions’ educational missions while maintaining the health and safety of themselves and others. There is much to be learned from the experiences of these stakeholders during the early months of the pandemic, including valuable insights to help institutions prepare for possible future crises. This special issue will contribute to building the scholarship of pandemic-era-adjusted educational practice.


The guest editors seek proposals for manuscripts that analyze responses of higher education students, faculty, leaders, other staff, and policymakers. Possible topics include:


· How higher education students adapted to the pandemic

· Higher education leaders’ crisis responses and strategies

· Institutional wellness centers’ pandemic response and testing

· Student housing and campus quarantines

· Higher education-community engagement in times of crisis

· University relations and crisis management

· Faculty, staff, and students addressing health inequities

· Faculty, staff, and students’ actions taken to adjust to remote teaching and learning

· Federal, state, or local higher education policymakers’ responses to the pandemic

· Turnkeying crisis learning into long-term institutional planning

· Comparisons of responses by higher education institutional type or geographic location


The timeline for this special issue is as follows:

· February 15, 2021: Deadline for prospective authors to email brief (250-300 words) manuscript proposals summarizing the purpose of the study, research methods, findings, and implications for higher education policy or practice

· March 15, 2021: Notification date for decisions on proposals

· July 15, 2021: Full manuscripts are to be submitted to guest editors

· Summer or Fall 2022: Special issue published


Email manuscript proposals to Rebecca.S.Natow@hofstra.edu. Email any of the guest editors with questions or to volunteer to serve as a peer reviewer.

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