NASPA’s Women in Student Affairs (WISA) Knowledge Community (KC) Call for Proposals NASPA Annual KC

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June 6, 2019

NASPA's Women in Student Affairs (WISA) Knowledge Community (KC)

Call for Proposals

NASPA Annual KC Publication

Are you a womyn* scholar/ scholar-practitioner looking for an opportunity to share your research on womyn in student affairs? (*Womyn is used to respect the dynamic and fluid nature of gender identity and expression.)

The WISA KC is soliciting proposals of chapters to contribute to NASPA's Annual KC Publication. This annual publication showcases scholarship from each of the KC's.  In keeping with our commitment to give voice to the needs of ALL women in student affairs, promote critical and current research, and support the WISA with personal and professional development, we are seeking dynamic, intersectional, and thought-provoking proposals to explore womyn's activism and its implications/impact on higher education.

Given NASPA's charge to elevate our field and the organization for the next 100 years and in the spirit of WISA IV-E conferences' call for womyn to challenge the status quo we are seeking chapter proposals that examine how womyn have been/are "Disrupting Academe". More specifically, we are looking for scholarly contributions that illustrate the ways in which womyn in student affairs engage in practice (s), research, or policy that questions ideologies (i.e., interrogates fundamental core principles/beliefs/practices to reveal normativity) and disrupts normativity (i.e., with deliberation and intentionality calls out hegemony (power/authority/leadership) and hegemonic norms; all in the pursuit of elevating the needs and experiences of womyn.

We are particularly excited to receive submissions that explore womyn as they ‘Disrupt Academe’ through the following potential areas:

  1. Institutional leaders (VPSAs, Senior SAOs, Academic Administrative Leaders)
  2. Intersectionality experts, from the perspective and intersection of identities, power, and knowledge (i.e., social location; Hulko, 2009; Levinson, 2011)
  3. Student development theory experts, incorporating student development theory in practice
  4. Student affairs practitioners
  5. Higher Education policymakers and champions

Submission Process

Abstracts -- Due Friday, June 28, 2019

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Please submit a brief abstract (no less than 250 and no more than 500 words) of your intended chapter that includes:

  1. A basic overview of the manuscript you would like to contribute for the KC publication and how it connects to the WISA theme of ‘Disrupting Academe’.
  2. How will your article highlight best practices and/or new approaches, and present new knowledge that complements or challenges existing understandings, theoretical underpinnings, or trends?

If selected, your manuscript for publication must adhere to the following guidelines:

Manuscript Draft ---Due August 23, 2019

  1. 1250 words maximum, including references
  2. Submit in MS Word, Calibri, 12-point font
  3. Adhere to APA 6th edition style guidelines
  4. Support at least (1) Professional Competency Area for Student Affairs Practitioners
  • Personal and Ethical Foundations (PPF)
  • Values, Philosophy, and History (VPH)
  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (AER)
  • Law, Policy, and Governance (LPG)
  • Organizational and Human Resource (OHR)
  • Leadership (LEAD)
  • Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)
  • Student Learning and Development (SLD)
  • Technology (TECH)
  • Advising and Supporting (A/S)

Please note that proposals may be submitted in collaboration by more than one author. Articles adapted from previously accepted journal publications may be submitted if this is noted in the proposal.

The WISA KC celebrates diverse voices and perspectives, and welcomes manuscripts that will push the margins and take an intersectional and critical approach. We look forward to reviewing your abstracts.   

For more questions, contact WISA KC Research and Scholarship Co-Chairs:

Dr. Natasha Turman - [email protected]

Eboni N. Turnbow - [email protected]

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