Early College Folio is currently seeking submissions for Volume 3, Issue 1, titled “A Growth MindSTEM for Next Gen.”
Early college is grounded in the belief that students should be able to follow their academic interests based not on age, but on ability and readiness. It has made positive changes by increasing access and opportunities for young people, but access alone does not transform attitudes and approaches to teaching and learning in all disciplines.
Although positive changes are happening within curriculum and pedagogies in STEM disciplines across the globe, there is too often a fixed mindset that STEM disciplines are objective, rigid, and elite. This makes STEM appear lacking in humanity and creativity, thus limiting engagement with these disciplines to those who identify with these dominant attitudes.
We invite scholars of Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Environmental Science, and more to help us change the conversation in this issue of Early College Folio. We are looking for pieces that may address the following or similar prompts.
These are only some of the ways we can demonstrate to the world that STEM scholars are diligently evolving their fields, inside and outside our classrooms within our institutions.
Please share your intent to submit along with a brief abstract to the editors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1st, 2023.
All perspectives are welcome: administrators, faculty, librarians, student life staff, registrars, medical/health services, etc. Please submit materials to the journal by creating a Digital Commons account through the "Submit Article" button on the website. For questions or other submission needs Digital Commons cannot accommodate, please contact email@example.com. Formal essays and articles are encouraged, but the editors are also interested in considering experimental formats. Options may include:
Recurring sections for which the journal is also accepting submissions include:
If you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer, guest editor, or as a member of the advisory board for the journal and/or ECRI, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to engage those with ties to early college or who have expertise in the following fields: publishing, libraries and archives, education, and administration.