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The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina publishes scholarly practice books and research monographs on a wide range of high-impact practices designed to support student learning, development, and success.

BOOK SERIES ON SPECIAL POPULATIONS
The National Resource Center is currently accepting proposals for book-length manuscripts examining the transition experiences of college student populations that have been historically underserved or given limited consideration in the design of higher education contexts. Each volume will explore the experiences of a specific population in depth and draw on the theoretical, research, and practice literature to critically examine some of the fundamental assumptions underlying student success initiatives in higher education with an eye toward reshaping campus culture, policies, and practices to support the learning and development of the population under study. Such populations may include, but are not limited to,

  • Students from a specific racial or ethnic group (i.e., African Americans, Asian American/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino)
  • Students with physical, learning, and/or intellectual disabilities
  • Emancipated foster care youth
  • Veterans
  • Adult learners
  • International students
  • Student athletes
  • First-generation college students
  • Commuter students

Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Authors are encouraged to contact Tracy L. Skipper, Assistant Director for Publications, at (803) 777-6226 or via e-mail at tlskippe@mailbox.sc.edu prior to submission to determine topics already in development.

Download complete proposal guidelines. click here

 

OTHER PROJECTS


Welcoming Blue Collar Scholars Into the Ivory Tower: Developing Class-Conscious Strategies for Student Success
Krista M. Soria

Foundations for Critical Thinking
Trudy Bers, Mark Chun, William T. Daly, Christine Harrington, Barbara F. Tobolowsky, & Associates

Building Synergy for High-Impact Educational Initiatives: First-Year Seminars and Learning Communities
Lauren Chism and Janine Graziano, Editors

Moving Forward, Looking Back: First-Generation College Students Reflect on the Journey Through the Academy
Rashne Jehangir, Michael Stebleton, and Veronica Deenanath

Investigating Sophomore Student Success: The National Survey of Sophomore-Year Initiatives and the Sophomore Experiences Survey-2014
Dallin G. Young, Laurie Schreiner, and Eric McIntosh

 

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES


Editor, E-Source for College Transitions.The editor has primary responsibility for the development of E-Source content (i.e., soliciting, reviewing, and selecting manuscripts for publication) and works closely with the Assistant Director for Publications who oversees final production of E-Source and marketing E-Source to potential contributors. The appointment is for a three-year term (i.e., nine issues of E-Source. The editor will receive travel support to the National Conference on Students in Transition and to the Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience each year during his/her term. Click here to download the complete position description.

Publications Assistant. A part-time temporary position working 20 hours per week. The publications assistant provides administrative and editorial support for the publications area of the National Resource Center. Click here to download the complete position description.

 

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