CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS:

Inclusive Access and E-text Programs in Higher Education
Editor: Tracy A. Hurley, Ph.D College of Business, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

 

Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline:  September 10, 2018
Full Chapters (Section 1 & 2) Due: *April 26, 2019
Full Chapter Section 3 Due: *August 9, 2019

*Revised dates

Chapter proposals are requested for an edited volumes (tentatively) entitled “Inclusive Access and E-text Programs in Higher Education” which will examine the development, adoption, and success (or lack thereof) of inclusive access and e-text programs in institutions of higher education in the United States. The goal of this edited collection is twofold.  First, to provide policy research (Section one) and case study descriptions (Section 2) on the variety of inclusive access programs that currently exist in higher education. Second, to provide evidence-based support for the adoption (or not) of inclusive access and e-text programs in terms of student success, access, engagement, costs, and a variety of other student and institutional outcomes (Section 3). Authors may submit multiple manuscripts.

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We are looking for shorter chapter proposals including relevant policy research that may include, but are not limited to the State or Federal policies that promote and/or restrict the adoption of inclusive access programs.

Important Dates - Section 1

June 11, 2018 – Call for Chapter proposals is disseminated
September 10 , 2018 – Chapter proposal submission deadline
October 5, 2018 – Proposal acceptance/rejection notification
February 18, 2019 – Full chapter submission deadline
April 22, 2019 – Full chapter decision notification
June 17, 2019 – Full chapter revisions due


We are looking for shorter chapter proposals including case-study research that may include, but are not limited to

  • Case studies which describe the development and adoption of an institution’s inclusive access or e-text program. Case studies should include a description of program elements, program structure, program size, and any other details that are relevant to providing readers with a clear picture of how the program is operationalized, its shortcoming and/or benefits to students and/or other stakeholders.

Important Dates Section 2

June 11, 2018 – Call for Chapter proposals is disseminated
September 10, 2018 – Chapter proposal submission deadline
October 5, 2018 – Proposal acceptance/rejection notification
February 18, 2019 – Full chapter submission deadline
April 22, 2019 – Full chapter decision notification
June 17, 2019 – Full chapter revisions due


We are also looking for longer, evidence-based chapter proposals on “Inclusive Access and E-text Programs in Higher Education that may include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • How inclusive access programs affect student success.
  • How inclusive access programs affect student debt.
  • How inclusive access programs affect the cost of higher education.
  • How inclusive access programs affect access to higher education.
  • How inclusive access programs increase student engagement.
  • How inclusive access programs promote faculty academic freedom.
  • How inclusive access programs are used to promote and sustain a niche university marketing strategy.
  • Are there special considerations when utilizing inclusive access/e-book programs with disabled student population?
  • Are there special considerations when utilizing inclusive access/e-book program with Veteran student populations?
  • What are the perceptions and/or behaviors of students and/or faculty using and/or adopting e-books?
  • What are the characteristics or motivations of students and other stakeholders who are likely to adopt e-books as a first-choice solution to course content? and
  • Are there important social and/or cultural factors to be considered in the adoption and use of e-books or inclusive access programs?

Important Dates - Section 3

June 11, 2018 – Call for Chapter proposals is disseminated
September 10, 2018 – Chapter proposal submission deadline
October 5, 2018 – Proposal acceptance/rejection notification
June 2, 2019 – Full chapter submission deadline
August 4, 2019 – Full chapter decision notification
September 15, 2019 – Full chapter revisions due

 

Target Audience:

These volumes will be of interest to anyone and any organization considering the development, adoption, and implementation of an inclusive access/e-textbook program (pilot or full-scale program) at institutions of higher education to include:

    • Community College faculty;
    • University faculty;
    • College and university administrative administrators;
    • College and university academic administrators;
    • College or university system trustees;
    • Educational technology specialists;
    • Student services support specialists;
    • Disability support specialists;
    • State or Federal policy officials
    • Textbook publishers; and
    • Publisher trade organizations.

Submission Guidelines:

We welcome proposals from administrative practitioners and academic scholars from trade schools, colleges, universities, and professional schools to contribute practical, critical and innovative scholarship related to inclusive access and e-text programs. Each proposal will receive an initial editor review. If your proposal is accepted, authors will be invited to submit the full book chapter.

Chapter proposals submissions should be in Word or pdf format (12 point Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins) and should consist of four items (uploaded as 1 file).

  1. A cover page specifying:
  • which section (1, 2, or 3) the proposal is being submitted to,
  • a working-title,
  • author name(s) and title(s),
  • lead author’s contact information (email & phone), and
  • organizational affiliation.
  1. A 300-500-word abstract (double spaced) that directly addresses the key topics and questions outlined above.
  2. A short-version (no more than 2 pages) CV or Resume for each author; and
  3. A short author bio for each author (approximately 150-200 words, single spaced).

We anticipate that selected chapters for Sections 1 & 2 will be approximately 3,000 to 5,000 words in length (exclusive of charts, tables, and references); selected chapters for Section 3 will be approximately 6,000-8,000 words in length (exclusive of charts, tables, and references). Once the editors receive the submissions, the articles will go through a ‘blind review’ for content consideration. Format requirements for full chapter submissions will accompany the proposal acceptance notice.

Proposals that do not fit into the call for book chapters will be rejected and authors will be notified by September 17, 2018. Full chapters will be peer-reviewed and returned to the author for revision. Final acceptance of book chapters for publication will be dependent on positive peer review reports.

Please submit proposals through the Call for Proposals online application page. For full consideration, submissions must be received by August 12, 2018. In addition, if you have any questions, please direct them to Tracy A. Hurley at tracy.hurley@tamusa.edu.

A copy of this Call for Proposals can be downloaded here. Please feel free to distribute this Call for Proposals to individuals potentially interested in submitting proposals.

Call for Proposals PDF | Call for Proposal Online Application