Disruptive Disrespect in the College Classroom

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Amanda Morris, PhD

CFP for edited collection of creative nonfiction stories of experience in the college classroom specifically focused on the growing phenomenon of college student disrespect: causes, results, proof, and solutions Tentatively titled Disruptive Disrespect in the College Classroom, this collection will be submitted to Kindle Singles at the end of January 2013. Stories/essays of 1,500 – 2,000 words in any form (creativity and imagination in form and style encouraged!) should be submitted to the editor, Amanda Morris, at amandamorrisphd@gmail.com no later than January 15, 2013. Total collection word count will not exceed 30,000, so there may be an opportunity to create a second collection (Part Two) if enough stories are submitted.

Anonymous submissions are encouraged, given the persnickety nature of academia – I will identify authors by position, region, and years of college teaching experience (ie, Mid-Atlantic Assistant Professor, 6 years). Submissions welcome from professors and students who have firsthand experience with any kind of student-created disruptive disrespect in the college classroom or environment (such as emails, office meetings, etc.). Visuals are also welcomed (such as photographs of student notes left on whiteboards), but not required. The target audience will be parents of current and future college students. Please go beyond ranting and create a story that shows the experience vividly, and consider including potential solutions as well (although this is just a suggestion). These stories of experience are important to share so that we can contribute to changing this problem in a broader way. If accepted, all profits will be donated to the nonprofit literacy organization, Room to Read.