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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
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The APA Committee for Philosophy in Two-Year Colleges invites papers for inclusion in the 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: December 4, 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 December 4, 2015. 
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 (
Thomas Urban
Chair, APA Committee for Philosophy in Two-Year Colleges

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