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The Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs

The Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs

The Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs  is Loyola University Chicago's first "homegrown" journal and is based in the School of Education. The journal, through its scholarship, seeks to interrogate higher education and student affairs by utilizing critical social theories and perspectives. The journal process and content works to deconstruct systems of power within the publishing world and academia. Through open-access copyrights and open-review processes, we seek to problematize and dismantle the ownership of knowledge  The first issue will premiere on April 28, 2015. For more information visit http://ecommons.luc.edu/jcshesa

Seeking Associate Editors and Editorial Assistants

Based in Loyola University Chicago’s Higher Education program, JCSHESA is a graduate student created and operated interdisciplinary, international academic journal featuring manuscripts that interrogate issues in higher education and student affairs through the explicit use of critical social theories.  The journal process works to deconstruct systems of power within the publishing world.  Through open-access copyrights and open-review processes, we seek to problematize and dismantle the ownership of knowledge. Additionally, we work to engage with communities that may not normally see themselves as scholarly (e.g., community organizations, graduate students), and help them to develop the necessary capital to manifest their experiences and knowledge into more traditionally formatted manuscripts suitable for the journal.

Involvement:

Graduate students at all levels can get involved immediately!  Editorial Board members can come from all academic departments.  We welcome these additional viewpoints and have purposefully named the journal the Journal of Critical Scholarship ON Higher Education and Student Affairs to signal to our readers and prospective authors that you do not need to work within the field to have knowledge about the field.

We have board members who are first semester Master’s students, first year doctoral students, and advanced doctoral students.  Editorial Board members do not need a deep knowledge about the publishing process, but should have a desire and willingness to learn.  In fact, our process looks so different from the “traditional” publishing practice, that previous experience will provide only minimal context for working with JCSHESA.  Our main requirement is that you work hard, work well in teams, have a desire to develop as a writer and reviewer, and think critically.

Apply today:

Those wishing to apply to the editorial board for the June 1, 2015-May 31, 2016 term should send a CV/Resume and a letter of intent articulating your understanding critical scholarship, relevant skills and background, and other information pertinent to the job description (attached). Please submit these to jcshesa@gmail.com by May 15, 2015.

More information:

To find out more information about JCSHESA, visit our website at ecommons.luc.edu/jcshesa and visit our website on April 28, 2015 to check out the first issue!

Don’t miss out on this unique and developmental opportunity!