Author/Editors: Paaige K. Turner, Ph.D. Soumia Bardhan, Ph.D. Tracey Quigley Holden, Ph.D., Eddah Mbula Mutua, Ph.D.
Universities around the world have begun to participate in the higher education internationalization process in diverse ways, including expanded recruitment of international students, study-abroad programs, dual/joint degrees, and the development of international branch campuses. In the United states, student mobility will more than double from three to more than seven million annually from 2000 to 2025 (Banks et al. 2007; Haddad 2006). Given this trend of globalization and its resulting internationalization of our campuses, it is a timely mandate that we review the current trends in the Communication curriculum and modify it appropriately to adjust to the new global environment.
The goal of this book, therefore, is to facilitate internationalization of the communication discipline in an era of globalization. Section 1 of the book discusses the theoretical perspectives of globalism, internationalization, and the current state of the Communication discipline and curriculum. Section 2 offers a comprehensive understanding of the role, ways, and impact of internationalizing teaching, learning, and research in diverse areas of study in Communication, including travel programs and initiatives to bring internationalization to the classroom. The pieces in this section will include research-based articles, case studies, analytical reviews that examine key questions about the field, and themed pieces for dialogue/debate on current and future teaching and learning issues related to internationalizing the Communication discipline/curriculum. Section 3 provides an extensive sampling of materials and resources for immediate use in internationalization in communication studies; sample syllabi, activities, examples, and readings will be included. In sum, our book is designed to enable communication curriculum and communication courses in other disciplines to be internationalized and to offer different approaches to enable faculty, students, and administrators to incorporate and experience an internationalized curriculum regardless of time and financial limitations.
We are seeking chapter proposals for Sections II and III.
For section II, we seek research-based articles, case studies, analytical reviews that exam key questions about the field, or themed pieces for dialogue/debate that focus on one of the following topics:
a. Internationalizing Mass Media Communication
b. Internationalizing Organizational Communication
c. Internationalizing Health Communication
d. Internationalizing Family Communication
e. Internationalizing Public Relations
f. Internationalizing Rhetoric
g. Internationalizing other areas of the Communication Discipline (e.g., Environmental, Science, Feminism, etc…)
h. Bringing Internationalization to the Classroom via Technology
i. Internationalization opportunities for faculty and graduate students including travel/exchange, research, Fulbrights, etc.
j. Internationalization opportunities for undergraduates including travel/exchange, research, internships, etc.
For section III: We are inviting contributions in the form of syllabi, course assignments, class activities, and curated lists of suggested readings. We are open to other forms of material as well. Section III will offer readers multiple forms of essential resources, indexed and cross-referenced for easy use. This section is intended to provide pathways to immediate practice from the first two sections of the book. Syllabi, activities, and reading lists will make it possible for any instructor to move from ideas and theory into concrete classroom practice.
Proposed materials for Section II should be approximately 250 words, include a rationale and brief description of how the chapter internationalizes the topic. Submit proposals by e-mail to Soumia Bardhan sbardhan AT ksu.edu by May 1, 2018.
Proposed materials for Section III should be approximately 250 words, identify the form (e.g., syllabi, assignment, activity) and topic/communication area. Submit proposals by email to Tracey Holden, tqholden AT udel.edu by May 1, 2018.
Authors will be notified of inclusion by June 1, 2018.