Sunday, February 25, 2018

CFP : Common Intellectual Experiences and Academic Libraries (ACRL Publication - The Engaged Library: High-Impact Educational Practices & Academic Libraries)

The Engaged Library: High-Impact Educational Practices & Academic Libraries
Call for Proposals : Common Intellectual Experiences
Editor:  Joan Ruelle

AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative and George Kuh’s High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) are widely recognized as activities that promote student engagement, student retention, and positive student learning outcomes.  This edited volume will provide case studies, examples, and discussion of how academic libraries can create successful partnerships to contribute to the integration of high-impact practiceson their campuses.  The collection, tentatively titled The Engaged Library: High-Impact Educational Practices & Academic Libraries, will introduce librarians to high-impact educational practices as well as present case studies of how these practices are currently being implemented in academic libraries. The book will be published by ACRL in 2019.

The editor will co-author an introductory/overview chapter that contextualizes high-impact practices in higher education, explain the growth of this framework for assessing the success of student learning, and make the case for library engagement with this framework lest the profession be left behind or sidelined by this important pedagogical trend.  A closing chapter will discuss the high-impact practices and library opportunities from an institutional perspective. Additional chapters will address each of the high-impact practices through the lens of library partnerships, contributions and opportunities.  Each chapter will provide case study examples, as well as examples or suggestions of outcomes assessment to inspire stronger library connection to the practice on their campus.

To this end, we invite proposals for a chapter on library engagement with the following high-impact educational practice:
Common Intellectual Experiences
The older idea of a “core” curriculum has evolved into a variety of
modern forms, such as a set of required common courses or a vertically
organized general education program that includes advanced integrative
studies and/or required participation in a learning community (see
below). These programs often combine broad themes—e.g., technology
and society, global interdependence—with a variety of curricular and
cocurricular options for students

We anticipate that the audience for this book will include librarians and LIS faculty who seek to gain an enhanced understanding of high-impact practices to support partnerships, teaching librarians who will find additional opportunities to partner and develop library-based student learning outcomes within the context of these practices, and assessment librarians and library administrators seeking to better demonstrate library contributions to institutional value. Beginners can learn about HIPs through this collection, and those already familiar with the framework will find examples to inspire incorporation of HIPs as an additional way to articulate library value on their own campus.

The schedule outlines chapter development, through an iterative process.
Expression of possible interest (brief email to: by March 9, 2018).
  • 500-word proposals due by March 23, 2018.
  • First draft of full chapter by June 1, 2018. The length of the chapter section should be approximately 5,000 words and should be written in English.
  • Revised chapters by August 17, 2018.
  • The final manuscript submission is scheduled for December 2018.

Proposal format:  Please send a brief email expressing possible interest to: by March 9, 2018. Then, by March 23, 2018, submit a 500-word (maximum) proposal summarizing the following:  What (if any) research or documentation exists about the HIP of Common Intellectual Experiences in the context of libraries; a case study of library connection to this practice (from your own campus or drawn from multiple); opportunities for library collaboration related to the practice; and examples or suggestions for outcomes assessment related to library collaboration on the practice. Proposals and manuscripts should follow Chicago Manual of Style. Include author(s)’ names and contact information (not included in the 500-word limit). Submit your proposal by March 23, 2018 with the subject line: “The Engaged Library Proposal.”