Call for Chapters: Contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the 21st Century

Editors

Anisah Bagasra, Kennesaw State University, United States
Alison Mc Letchie, South Carolina State University, United States
Jonathan Wesley, Southern New Hampshire University, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 12, 2021
Full Chapters Due: January 9, 2022

Introduction

This book will focus on the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in contemporary American society as diverse and inclusive environments that continue to positively impact historically excluded students. The voices of faculty, students, and staff/administration will be included to highlight innovations and contributions of HBCUs in areas of scholarship, teaching, and service. Scholarship on HBCUs tends to be written from a historical perspective and does not give voice to those currently "in the trenches". This edited volume will feature chapters written by individuals actively involved in initiatives at HBCUs throughout the country, their experiences, and their stories of how HBCUs as institutions of higher learning impact themselves and others in transformational ways.

Objective

The objective of this edited volume is to give voice to a diverse range of contributors who represent the ongoing challenges, aspirations and impact of HBCUs in the 21st century in upholding their collective mission to educate students of color who were historically excluded from institutions of higher education in a safe environment. Despite the declaration that we are living in a "post-racial America", the killing of Georgia Floyd and other incidents have sparked a racial reckoning within the United States. HBCUs are institutions with a long history of addressing racial disparities and injustices whose continued relevance is being recognized in light of recent current events. This book will serve to highlight some of the ways in which HBCUs maintain their relevance as institutions, progress with current trends, and the unique role they play within higher education.

Target Audience

The target audience for this book includes sociologists, higher education administration graduate programs, faculty and administrators at HBCUs, and other educators seeking to learn more about HBCUs. Additionally, graduate students in American Studies, African American Studies, Education Policy and similar programs would benefit from the book.

Recommended Topics

Innovative research at HBCUs The role of HBCUs in the Black Lives Matter Movement/Social Activism Innovative Teaching at HBCUs Women faculty/staff at HBCUs Foreign faculty/staff at HBCUs Queer faculty/staff experiences at HBCUs Online teaching challenges HBCU approaches to first generation students Culturally informed teaching HBCU impact on wider communities HBCU contributions in training Black Professionals Leadership HBCUs roles in modern politics and civic knowledge Contributions in the Arts and Humanities HBCU specific initiatives Diverse students at HBCUs HBCUs impact on broader cultural trends Religious or spiritual contributions of HBCUs

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 12, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 26, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 9, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the 21st Century. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.



Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.



Important Dates

November 12, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 12, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
January 9, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
March 9, 2022: Review Results Returned
April 20, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
May 4, 2022: Final Chapter Submission



Inquiries

Anisah Bagasra
Kennesaw State University
abagasra@kennesaw.edu

Alison Mc Letchie
South Carolina State University
amcletch@scsu.edu

Jonathan Wesley
Southern New Hampshire University
j.wesleytransforms@gmail.com



Classifications


Education; Social Sciences and Humanities; Library and Information Science; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Media and Communications
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