Thursday, June 24, 2010

Call for Book Chapters

Jeanette Jeneault writes 

Greetings All,

A few of you may know that I have been working on a book idea. The working title is We're Taking it Back: Contingent Faculty Researching Contingent Faculty, and I have volunteered to be one of the editors. I have one chapter written on evaluation practices, another possible author has suggested a chapter on teaching online (this could be its own section.) Maybe you have a paper ready to go, or maybe just an idea. In terms of word count I was initially thinking between 5,000-10,000 words. 

Basic requirements:

The author should be a contingent faculty member The topic should to be written in an accessible academic style
The topic should take up some aspect of our work as a contingent faculty member from a research perspective

If anyone is interested in being a co-editor let me know. Someone has semi-formally volunteered to write a forward. We also have some people who may help us with finding a publisher. This might not make much if any money in the long term, but any profits will be set up to go directly to The New Faculty Majority.

If you have a chapter idea please send me an abstract of 500 words or less with an initial abstract deadline of August 2, but sooner is better than later. Manuscript deadlines will be arranged at a later date.

The impetus to the book directly results forom the numerous studies and research taking place around the country about us by paid research firms, adminstrations, and others; as a result, I felt strongly that our voices should be heard from as well. Many of the people on this listserv have conducted such research, and are in the process, so let's collect some. Previously published work will definitely be considered, if it is copyright feasible naturally.

So what do you say? Send in those abstracts, and let's build a book of our own.

(Thanks to all who have encouraged this idea to become a reality so far; now it is up to us to make it so.)

For those who prefer snail mail, write me at"
Jeanette Jeneault
17 Flower Ln
Marcellus, NY 13108

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