Call For Proposals: Green Learning at Metropolitan Universities

Posted by on May 11, 2009

Call For Proposals:
Special Issue on Green Learning at Metropolitan Universities

Metropolitan Universities (, a quarterly journal funded by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (, is soliciting article proposals for an upcoming  issue that will examine how universities are using green-inspired curriculum to promote a socially-just and environmentally-sustainable society, both in their local communities and globally. Green issues— ecological balance, social justice, animal rights, and sustainable economy –are increasingly becoming the focus of curriculum, service-learning projects, student organizations, and campus events. This issue seeks to examine how this green trend in learning is affecting curriculum, academic culture, and community partnerships. This issue will be published in 2010, and the guest editor is Roger Munger, Associate Professor of English, of Boise State University.

Possible Topics for This Special Issue
The guest editor invites proposals for articles on applied research or theory, case histories/studies, and/or tutorials that address some of the following issues:

* Why should urban and metropolitan universities incorporate green issues in their curriculum? Why not?
* What challenges do urban and metropolitan campuses face when designing and implementing green-inspired curriculum?
* How should faculty integrate green learning in their curriculum? What models are proving to be successful?
* How have universities partnered with communities and/or other universities to increase public literacy about environmental sustainability and its impact on social justice and social capital?
* What are the links between green learning and research opportunities for students, faculty, and communities?
* In what ways has the green movement fostered greater synergy between campuses and their communities?
* What are the benefits or outcomes of green learning for students? Faculty? Communities? The University?
* How has technology been used to promote green learning?

Articles exploring related topics are welcome as well.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals should be 300-500 words in length. All proposals should include submitter name, affiliation, 100-word bio, and email address as well as a working title for the proposed article. Final manuscripts should be 4,000-7,000 words in length.

Production Schedule
The schedule for this issue is as follows:
June 15, 2009: 400-word proposals due
July 6, 2009: Guest editor returns proposal decisions to submitters
November 1, 2009: Draft manuscripts of accepted proposals due
January 15, 2010: Final manuscripts due

Contact Information
Completed proposals or questions about either proposal topics or this issue should be sent to Roger Munger at [email protected].

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