DE-BUNKING THE MUSE: LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION RE-ENVISIONED -- NEW CONFIGURATIONS (Guest Editor: R.-L. Etienne Barnett)
American higher education continues to wrestle with its own condition of never-desisting evolution. In almost every arena of university life, change is rampant. The quest for fixedness fails to yield significant results. Variables have usurped the place where constants once resided. In this optic, leadership at all levels must at once confront and effectively embrace the thorny challenges that continue to proliferate. As consequence, the leader is called upon to adopt an introspective stance so as to adopt an extrospective vision. Emergent enigmas, unanticipated challenges, altered expectations must be pro-actively and effectually counter-balanced by a compelling regeneration of creative solutions, bracing perspectives, innovative programs, focused initiatives and collaborative enterprises, all framed and under-girded by a deep-rooted respect for tradition and a concurrent, genuine and whole-hearted openness to reform. Such guiding principles, faithfully embraced, will anchor a sustainable foundation, prioritize timely and solidly-grounded values, and, one might optimistically predict, address the paramount needs and hopes of the very students we engage.
All contributions, theoretical and/or applied, which focus on altered models or configurations relevant to leadership in contemporary higher education are welcome for consideration.
Manuscripts in English, not to exceed twenty-five (25) double-spaced pages, including notes, bibliography and appendices, where applicable, are welcome.
Format and submission requirements: Papers, prepared in accordance with APA guidelines and accompanied by a 200-250 word abstract and 6-8 key words (for purposes of indexing), are to be submitted via email in the form of a WORD document (attachment) to Dr. R.-L. Etienne Barnett (Guest Editor) at RL_Barnett@msn.com and to Dr. Michael A. Tyler at Dr.Michael.A.Tyler@pew-research-intl.org.
DEADLINE FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
SEPTEMBER 30, 2012