2014 Call for Papers
Minding the Gap
Educating for Economic Justice
St. Thomas University
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
The growing gap in the United States between the rich and the poor (or even between the rich and the middle class) and the increasing concentration of wealth in the hands of the few is difficult to justify. The gap is even greater between the wealthy in developed nations and the destitute in the Third World. A significant amount of research highlights the deleterious effects of wealth inequality on a society and around the globe. These effects include increased crime, mental illness, educational underachievement, and more. In such a situation, American colleges and universities cannot sit idly by. At its 2014 annual meeting, the Society for Values in Higher Education will investigate the gap and reflect upon ways that educational institutions can mind it and mend it.
Papers may address these values from a number of theoretical and (inter)disciplinary perspectives,including but not limited to questions such as:
Exploring the Issues
Direct inquiries and proposals to Eric Bain-Selbo, Department Head, Philosophy and Religion, Western Kentucky University (email@example.com). Proposals should not exceed 1000 words. Proposals will be reviewed as they are submitted. Review will continue until all available slots are filled. No proposals will be accepted after the deadline of April 15, 2014. Interdisciplinary and/or practice oriented proposals are especially encouraged.
Those selected to present will receive a reduced registration rate of $50 for members or $75 for non-members (which includes a complimentary year-long membership) for the 2014 Fellows Meeting. Two papers will be selected for special recognition and awarded $300. To be eligible for an award, completed papers must be submitted by July 1, 2014 and authors must attend the SVHE meeting to present their papers.