Publishing Opportunity--Call for Contributors to Book

Publishing Opportunity--Call for Contributors to Book

Call for Book Chapters:

Accessibility and Diversity in the 21st Century University



Gary A. Berg, PhD is author/editor of eight books, and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Phoenix.  He is a former Associate Vice President and Dean at California State University.

Linda Venis, PhD is editor of two books, and former adjunct faculty at UCLA and USC.  She was also Director of the Arts at UCLA Extension.


Proposals Submission Deadline: May 25, 2019

Full Chapters Due: August 23, 2019

Final Submission Date: December 16, 2019


This collection brings together the latest thinking on issues on the emerging 21st century university which is characterized by an increasingly varied and diverse student and faculty population, and stakeholder pressures to meet evolving social needs.  Recognizing the difficulty of trying to make overall pronouncements about the current environment, this collection delves deeply into specific issues and phenomenon which together give the reader a sense of the direction towards which the new 21st century university is headed.

The proposed book is divided into six main sections.  After the introduction which sets the stage and context for examining the various facets of the contemporary university, section one considers student experiences in college through the alternating lenses of cultural and family perspectives.  Section two looks at the rapidly growing population of women in the university, and the important facets of leadership, faculty and administrative participation, and key intersections with race and sexual preference.  The third section examines aspects of class and the experiences of low-income students in college.  While the section fourth section authors review the evolving challenges of serving mid-career and reentry students in college, section five focuses on the specific experiences of special needs populations in college.  Finally, the book ends with specific illuminating case studies of universities such as those at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). 

In addition to experienced faculty researchers, the editors are interested in receiving proposals based on recent doctoral dissertations on relevant topics.


Proposed Topics and Organization:

Section 1:  Student Experiences


            Non-Academic Student Activities

Cultural Influences

            Family Influence        

Section 2:  Gender


Female Faculty

            Female College Presidents

Women in Doctoral Programs

Intersection with Race

LGBTQ Students and Faculty

Section 3:  Class

            Low-Income Students

Single Parents

            Foster Care Impact

            Education of the Homeless

Intersection with Race

Section 4:  Age

            Teaching non-traditional age students

            Non-traditional student persistence

            Adult transfer and re-entry students

Lifelong Learning Perspectives

Section 5:  Special Needs Populations

            Transitioning students to post-secondary education

Special needs students and teaching technology

            Specific Groups

Section 6:  Cases: 

Narrowing Race-Based Achievement Gaps

            Summer Bridge Programs

Promoting Diversity in Practice


            Hispanic Serving Institutions


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a chapter proposal of 500 to 1,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.

All interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. Additionally, the editors will provide book-specific guidelines for contributors.  All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Authors of book chapters will be expected to serve as reviewers for 2-3 chapters. Authors have a vested interest in ensuring the quality of all chapters within the publication, as improving the quality of the publication as a whole will also improve the reception of their own work within it. 

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

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


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 25, 2019

Full Chapters Due: August 23, 2019


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