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Overview

Now more than ever, those acting to deconstruct these oppressive systems rely on critical and new perspectives, new insight, community-based solutions, creative opportunities, and complex ways of thinking about the future of education. This journal aims to be a venue where this knowledge is shared. As such, the journal is unique in itself, and even furthermore is the only one seeking to interrogate higher education and student affairs solely through the utilization of critical social theories, perspectives, and frameworks. 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.

JCSHESA adheres to the BOAI definition of open access and users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.

We welcome submissions across a range of topics that interrogate higher education and student affairs through the explicit use of critical social theories and frameworks. Please read through our submission guidelines for more information. If you have additional questions, visit our editorial board page to email an editor.

Announcements

Announcing JCSHESA's new blog, PRAXIS.

The editorial board of the Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education (JCSHESA) acknowledges the anger, disbelief, fear, and sadness that many communities and individuals - ourselves included - have experienced since last week's presidential election. In an effort to adhere to our mission to publish meaningful, intentional, and actionable scholarship, we release the following call for contributions to our new blog, PRAXIS (http://jcshesa.wordpress.com):

JCSHESA and PRAXIS invite blog submissions that address the current political and social climate on campus and the future of higher education. We welcome submissions from all individuals regardless of their affiliation with higher education. We are particularly interested in highlighting the voices of groups and communities who are working to transform their campuses into physically and psychologically safe spaces for all individuals.

Submissions will be reviewed and edited by the editorial staff (with authors' final approval) and will be posted on the PRAXIS blog. Through these contributions, we seek to demonstrate the agency and power of students in the ongoing battle for social justice on campus and beyond. Submissions being accepted now and will be reviewed and published on a rolling basis until February, 2017.

Guidelines for submissions:

  • All submissions must be written in plain, accessible language.
  • Target length should be 300-600 words.
  • We especially encourage submissions from current students, community members, and individuals who belong to traditionally underrepresented or marginalized communities.
  • Include your name, institutional affiliation, and organizational affiliation where appropriate/desired.
  • Contributors are encouraged to be creative and original and to take advantage of the web environment by including multimedia elements and embedding links to related materials. [NOTE: Multimedia resources submitted to PRAXIS must be the property of the individual submitting them. Contributions including multimedia resources should specifically verify, in the submission, that the resources belong to the contributor and specifically authorize JCSHESA and/or PRAXIS to use and distribute them.]
  • Contributors are expected to remain active members of the PRAXIS community and contribute/respond to comments for three months after a post is published.

Submissions should be sent as an attachment in Word format (.doc/.docx) to . Please use "PRAXIS Guest Submission" as the subject line. Further information about the PRAXIS blog may be found at http://jcshesa.wordpress.com.


In solidarity,


JCSHESA Editorial Board

   

JCSHESA is housed at Loyola University Chicago in the School of Education's Higher Education program.

Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2016)

Articles

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Navigating a Social Justice Motivation and Praxis as Student Affairs Professionals
Nadeeka D. Karunaratne, Lauren Koppel, and chee ia yang

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Critical Cultural Student Affairs Praxis and Participatory Action Research
OiYan A. Poon, Dian D. Squire, Delia Cheung Hom, Kevin Gin, Megan S. Segoshi, and Aaron Parayno