Campus Compact is pleased to announce a call for proposals for book manuscripts to be published through our relationship with Stylus Publishing. For decades, Campus Compact has produced field-leading publications meant to benefit practitioners working in the field of higher education community engagement. Our publications move beyond theoretical inquiry to offer practitioners novel frameworks, concepts, models, and tools to reflect on and deepen their knowledge, skills, and critical commitments in order to yield better outcomes for students, institutions, and communities.
We welcome single- or multiple-author manuscript proposals that combine theory and practice in order to guide practitioners to address pressing issues in higher education community engagement. We are particularly interested in submissions that center or emphasize one or more of the following critical equity approaches:
- Anti-oppression frameworks and tools that allow practitioners to look at and name barriers as well as opportunities to engage in more ethical, equity-driven community engagement;
- Engagement in deeper conversation about equity and harm as it relates to higher institutions’ history and practice of community engagement, including how institutions and their agents might acknowledge, think through, and remediate harm or oppressive practices. (Note: This could include, for example, attention to practices of critical reflexivity, dynamics of coloniality, or critical analyses of institutional power that might reproduce social, cultural, political or economic inequalities in partnerships).
- Consideration of the particular roles and responsibilities of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) and non-BIPOC in advancing equity-focused community-higher education partnerships, relationships, and practices (Note: This could include, for example, analyses and tools that examine and scrutinize issues related to power, privilege, whiteness, or the colonial gaze that are often underemphasized or left undiscussed in higher education community engagement).
- Collaborations between scholar-practitioners working within higher education and those operating from community contexts (i.e., where community partners are co-authors and co-producers of knowledge rather than simply “voices” in the work);
As part of a broader commitment to encourage and support diversity in authorship of Campus Compact publications, Campus Compact and its editorial advisory board are available to offer consultation, feedback, and potential mentorship connections to interested scholars as they develop their book proposals.
To submit a book proposal for consideration, please create a prospectus following the guidelines below and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, please reach out to Clayton Hurd, director of professional learning and engaged scholarship, at email@example.com.