HER Special Call for Submissions

Crossing Boundaries

A Juried Competition to Select the Winner of the

The Patrick Terenzini Prize

for the Best Original Contribution by a Graduate Student

Beginning immediately, the Higher Education in Review invites submissions for a juried competition: Crossing Boundaries in Higher Education. Specifically, we are interested in pieces that address current problems in higher education by applying new analyses, theories, or methods or that suggest a new research direction designed to address the limitations of existing higher education scholarship. Pieces may consist of a pure discussion of theory or methods but could also utilize a specific problem in higher education to explicate the question at issue. All pieces should accomplish at least one of the following: (1) a discussion of current thought in the relevant higher education subfield(s), (2) a description of a problem or gap in this thought, and/or (3) explication of a new approach that might address this issue.

Submitted pieces will be evaluated based upon the quality of the composition, the soundness and originality of the work, and the consistency with the theme of this year’s competition. Following an initial evaluation by HER editorial staff, a panel of established scholars will select the best paper from amongst those submitted. The author of this paper will be presented the Patrick Terenzini Prize and the submitted piece will be published in the 2013 volume of HER. This award carries a small monetary award of $250 and an invitation for the author(s) to present the piece as a keynote address at the annual Higher Education in Review Symposium. Other exceptional pieces submitted for consideration as part of Crossing Boundaries will also be considered for publication.

All authors must be graduate students at the time of submission. Works may not be under review elsewhere at the time of submission nor may be submitted elsewhere during the duration of the competition. To be considered, submissions must be sent to [email protected] as a Word-compatible (e.g., .doc, .rtf) attachment by February 15 and must contain the subject heading “Patrick Terenzini Prize.”

About Patrick Terenzini

Patrick Terenzini is a Distinguished Professor of Education (Emeritus) at The Pennsylvania State University. In a career spanning four decades, Dr. Terenzini’s work as a teacher, administrator, and a researcher has become foundational to the way that the higher education community approaches institutional research, research design, and the study of college students. Perhaps best known as the author (with Ernest Pascarella) of How College Affects Students and How College Affects Students: A Third Decade of Research, Dr. Terenzini is also the author of more than 130 articles in refereed journals and has made 70 invited presentations at national and international scholarly and professional conferences, as well as more than 250 other conference presentations. Throughout his career, Dr. Terenzini has displayed a careful attention to the crafts of writing—both in his own work and in his mentorship of graduate students.