Title: International Student Support and Engagement: Innovative Practices for Universities Editors: Mutiara Mohamad, Ed.D. and Janet Boyd, Ph.D. Fairleigh Dickinson University

RoutledgeContact email for queries and questions: mutiara@fdu.edu and boydj@fdu.edu 

Abstracts of 100 words, five-seven keywords, CVs, and short bios due on or before January 10, 2020.

This collected edition of essays has provisional acceptance to the Routledge Studies in Global Student Mobility book series, which welcomes new ideas and fresh perspectives relating to international student mobility, study abroad, exchange programs, student affairs from the US and around the world, and from a wide range of academic fields, including student affairs, international education, and cultural studies.

Our volume seeks interdisciplinary essays that will bring together original research and innovative practices in academic, professional, and campus support services that serve the various and sometimes unique needs of international students seeking undergraduate and/or graduate degrees. While our focus is on students who seek to earn a degree in a foreign country, we will also consider essays that feature shorter, study abroad programs.

While a significant amount of scholarship examining how writing centers support the proficiency needs of international students exists, there is little that addresses how the myriad support services available on campuses work solo or together to support these students (whether the services are designed specifically to support the international students or to serve the general, student population). We seek contributions that provide quantitative and/or qualitative research and analysis with the aim of establishing a broad and global context for best practices in international student support.

Divided into three sections, this peer-reviewed volume will bring together strategies that reveal how institutions of higher education operate to promote international student success in an ever-changing landscape in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • academic support such as libraries, mentoring, subject tutoring services, and writing centers
  • campus support such as psychological services, residence life, international student services, and student organizations
  • professional support such as career development centers, internships, and co-ops

We particularly welcome essays from support service professionals. Additionally, we have interest in narratives of support services that have found innovative and/or successful ways to collaborate with one another to assist international students, including the origins of the partnership. We aim to identify the emergence of new trends and discover novel ways of collecting relevant data. That said, we would also welcome narratives of spectacular failures and what we can learn from them.

Upload required materials to the Routledge Studies in Global Student Mobility submission page on or before January 10, 2020. We expect to inform authors of submissions accepted by mid-March 2020. Full essays, limited to 5,500 words, will be due by June 30, 2020.

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