Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University

Teacher-Scholar explores the history, present circumstances, and possible future of America's hardest working but least studied institutions of higher learning--Regional State Universities or, to use a more recent and revealing title, State Comprehensive Universities (SCUs). With heavy teaching loads and extensive service obligations for faculty and seemingly endless responsibilities for administrators, SCUs are the invisible workhorses of higher education and, in many ways, America's "institutions of the future." Serious study of such institutions is long overdue. How does their story modify the dominant understanding of higher-education history, which is based on more prestigious institutions? What are the benefits of working at an SCU? What kinds of challenges do the faculty and the administration face? How is the education provided by SCUs different from that offered by large research schools or private liberal arts colleges? How do students fare once they graduate from universities that supposedly lack prestige? How can technology best be utilized for teaching and learning at such schools? What is campus culture like at an SCU? What is the real role of research and scholarship at these institutions? What do interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching mean at an SCU? How does internationalization occur on these campuses? These questions and more will be addressed in the pages of Teacher-Scholar. Published annually (both online and in hard copy) and fully peer-reviewed, Teacher-Scholar welcomes submissions for the third issue. The journal publishes reflective essays that explore the satisfactions and frustrations of careers spent at SCUs, studies of specific topics based on quantitative and/or qualitative research, and articles that focus on application. Submissions in the form of electronic attachments (in Microsoft Word) should be sent to Eric Leuschner at edleuschner@fhsu.edu and conform to the most recent edition of the APA style manual with a limit not to exceed 10,000 words (including notes and works cited). Submission deadline for issue 3: August 1, 2011. For previous issues visit: http://www.fhsu.edu/teacher-scholar/ 

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