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Call for Papers: Inaugural issue of the APA Newsletter on Philosophy in Two-Year Colleges

Wednesday, March 4, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The APA Committee for Philosophy in Two-Year and Community Colleges invites papers for inclusion in the fall 2015 inaugural issue of the APA Newsletter on Philosophy in Two-Year Colleges.

Papers should be devoted to topics of particular interest to two-year and community college faculty, and graduate students who are considering a two-year or community college career path. These include but should not be construed as limited to the following: lower division teaching pedagogy; text and textbook selections including the use of open-access resources; cross-disciplinary initiatives; student demographics and advising; student learning evaluation; program evaluation and program growth initiatives; faculty credentialing and hiring, including concerns for women and minorities, and the status of adjunct faculty; faculty scholarship opportunities; and issues dealing with program administration. Co-authored papers are welcome.

All paper submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Deadline: May 15, 2015
  • Papers must be in 12 pt. Times-New Roman font, double-spaced, and should be in the range of 3,000 to 5,000 words, including endnotes. Exceptional papers that fall outside this range may be considered, though this is not guaranteed.
  • Authors are advised to read APA publishing guidelines available on the APA website
  • Pay close attention to all APA formatting restrictions. Submissions that do not conform will be returned to their author(s).
  • Papers should be sent to the editor electronically and should contain nothing that identifies either the author(s) or her/his/their institution, including any such references in the endnotes. A separate page with the author’s name, title, and full mailing address should also be submitted.

Submissions should be sent to the Philosophy in Two-Year Colleges Committee Chair and Newsletter Editor, Thomas Urban, at, by May 15.

The editor, serving in the capacity of a disinterested coordinator, will distribute all papers to an editorial committee of current and past Two-Year College Committee members for anonymous-review and evaluation. This committee will report its findings to members of the newsletter editorial board. The editorial board will make all publishing decisions based on those anonymously-refereed results, and conduct any further anonymous review(s) deemed necessary. The editorial board includes Kristen L. Zbikowski, Hibbing Community College (; Anthony Kreider, Miami-Dade Community College (; Bill Hartmann, St. Louis Community College (; and Rick Repetti, Kingsborough Community College–CUNY (

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