Call for Chapters: Sustaining Higher Education Through Resource Allocation, Learning Design Models, and Academic Development


JOHANNES MAKUA, Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa
Mariam Akinlolu, Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: July 27, 2022
Full Chapters Due: November 24, 2022
Submission Date: November 24, 2022


Conversations, debates, and policies toward higher education remain in an uncritical mode of normality on issues such as inclusion/exclusion and equity. In addition, the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has starkly highlighted the fragility of the higher education system and has raised salient questions related to inclusivity and quality in all aspects. This book will fill a gap in the existing literature by introducing current practices and procedures in the face of the new normal as they affect the higher education sector. It will further provide the knowledge base underpinned by theories, methodologies, and principles related to resource allocation, learning design models and effective academic development interventions. The text provides the experiences and lessons gained, particularly during this unprecedented time. There are considerable lessons to be learnt, developed, and innovated during this time, and we would like to consolidate these into a concise collection for the benefit of the global higher education sector going forward.


The book is aimed to address the various issues of current interest in the higher education sector relative to teaching and learning, student support; staff development; curriculum development; educational technologies; learning design models and resource allocation. The book will make a significant contribution in that it focuses on the future of higher education globally. The book draws on the hands-on experiences of scholars as well as key findings of relevant research projects. The organizing themes of this collection are; resource allocation, learning design models and academic development.

Target Audience

The most relevant target audience are academics, academic developers, educators and students at universities and colleges. We believe there are considerable experiences that higher education institutions, academics, researchers, and administrators have encountered which can be translated into written materials that can inform the sector’s practices going forward.

Recommended Topics

Resource allocation priorities Teaching and Learning Academic Development Quality Assurance Higher Education Management Educational Technology Learning Design Models/Practices Curriculum Development Student Engagement Teaching and Assessment Practices

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 27, 2022, 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 August 10, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 24, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at 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, Sustaining Higher Education Through Resource Allocation, Learning Design Models, and Academic Development. 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.


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 This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

July 27, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 10, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
November 24, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
January 22, 2023: Review Results Returned
March 5, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
March 19, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Johannes Makua
Mangosuthu University of Technology

Mariam Akinlolu
Mangosuthu University of Technology


Education; Social Sciences and Humanities
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