Call for submissions of chapters - Peace Ed How To Manual

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How to Manual for Colleges and Universities Developing and/or Enhancing their Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies


Deadline for Submissions August 15, 2017!  2nd Ed. Peace and Conflict Studies How To Manual!


Collaborating groups and institutions include: The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, Peace Education Working Group, George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc., and Wayne State University’s MA in Dispute Resolution Program.


Our free program development manual supporting peace and conflict studies program development, available at: , is a product of a collaboration that began in 2009 in which lessons learned about the process of developing programs, certificates, and degrees in peace and conflict studies were shared. The manual is a resource for faculty, staff and administrators authored by faculty, staff and administrators.


An Overview of the Second Edition

The second edition on-line manual, no longer focuses specifically on community college level programs, and focuses on 1) Capacity Building and Sustainability; 2) Course Development and Integration; 3) Student and Supplemental Programming with an appendix with specific programming examples. 


Sample Descriptions of Chapters Still Needed

  1. Study Abroad
  2. Credit vs. Non-credit
  3. Faculty Development - Strategies for Faculty Development
  4. Career Options for Students.
  5. Developing a Traditional Academic Program
  6. Transfer Preparation
  7. Conflict/Peace Centers.  
  8. Program Management.  Issues related to the overall management of students, faculty, and other dimensions of a program could be addressed
  9. Selecting Electives.  Related to developing a program, what is the criteria for including a course as an elective versus a core course?  The basic question of course development - things to consider should also be addressed.
  10. Course Delivery. Examination of online/distance and hybrid course delivery possibilities.  Service Learning and experiential education examples.


Contribution Format

  Manuscript Expectations:

1.              In that the publication is designed as a handbook, extensive referencing is discouraged.  However, when necessary, please follow APA guidelines for citation.

2.              The tone of the writing should be in the third person and directed toward practical non theoretical strategies for development.  This should be actual “how to”, with strategies in order of what needs to be done first, etc. 

3.              Specific examples, such as sample courses, transfer agreements, market surveys, etc. are highly encouraged for each segment – reference them in your segment and they will be placed in an appendix.

4.              As is the nature of a “How To” handbook, lengthy articles are discouraged.   Generally, shorter pieces in the range of 2000 to 3000 words should be the goal.

5.              The use of graphs, charts, hyper-text links and other visual aids within an article are encouraged. The author is assumed to have obtained all necessary permissions before submission.

6.              Submissions must be made in MS word.

7.              Editing will be done by the team of Jennifer Batton (GPPAC) and Dr. Julie Shedd (GMU); however, it will be kept to a minimum.

8.              Submission does not imply that an article will be accepted. The editors’ retain sole right to determine whether a submission will be published.

9.              The Second Edition will use a Creative Commons copyright license (see ) to support sharing. The default license for chapters will be Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (you may reuse material if you give credit to the original author and you do not use the material in a commercial endeavor), but more restrictive licenses can be applied to individual chapters if required by the author and agreed to by the editors.  Once published all content will be made available at no charge through the web site with the hopes that all contributing organizations will also link from their sites to the documents as a resource to all.

10.           Submissions for the next chapters should be received by August 15, 2017.


(Please contact Jennifer Batton prior to this date if you are interested in submitting a chapter in order that colleagues across the country do not duplicate efforts and/or may choose to collaborate on segments.  She can be reached at 216-952-5609 or by e-mail ).  All final chapters and items for consideration for the Appendix should be sent to Jennifer Batton by e-mail at:

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