*Proposal Submission Deadline:  November 14, 2014*

*Full Chapters Due:  April 27, 2015*

*Book Title: University Partnerships in Higher Education*

An edited volume by *Dr. Patrick Blessinger* (International HETL
Association) and *Dr. Barbara Cozza* (St. John’s University, USA)

Volume five of the book series, *Innovations in Higher Education Teaching
and Learning*, Patrick Blessinger, series editor.

Published by Emerald Group Publishing

*Submissions should be submitted electronically to:*


*Keywords*: university partnerships, cross-border partnerships, university
alliances, joint programs, inter-institutional collaborations


This volume will examine the diverse ways in which universities and
colleges around the world are partnering and collaborating with each other
to fulfill their missions and visions. University partnerships also include
university-school (basic education) collaborative partnerships to improve
local school systems. This volume also covers those policy and strategy
issues that cut across all topic areas such as political and legal
implications, social and cross-cultural considerations, professional
ethics, and risk management. These collaborative programs, projects,
initiatives, alliances, etc. allow institutions to grow and develop in
innovative ways in an era characterized by internationalization of higher
education services, increasing student choice and mobility, and an
increasing mix of funding models to generate more self-sustaining funding


This volume will explore the relevant issues of international
collaborations and partnerships in higher education at the theory, policy,
and practice levels. This volume will discuss the purposes and types of
international partnerships and collaborations, the different theoretical
frameworks and models being utilized, the benefits gained, and the
challenges encountered. This book will be an edited book that presents
empirically based case studies, other types of research studies, and
scholarly essays that provide examples of how universities are
collaborating with other institutions locally, nationally and globally.
Recommended topic areas include the following: 1) Theory and Principles of
University Partnerships, 2) Successful Practices in University
Partnerships, and 3) Policies and Strategies for Implementing University
Partnerships. Example types of partnerships include the following:

·      faculty exchange programs

·      student study abroad programs

·      overseas branch campuses

·      joint academic programs

·      joint classroom projects

·      inter-institutional faculty learning communities

·      co-matriculation and credit transfer agreements

·      joint research initiatives

·      joint community service initiatives

·      joint sustainable development initiatives

·      joint professional development initiatives for faculty and leadership

·      joint quality assurance and accreditation initiatives

·      cooperative efforts in technology sharing such as global
technologies and mobile learning

·      university-school (basic education) collaborative partnerships to
improve local school systems


This volume will benefit anyone involved directly in university
partnerships and collaborations, including faculty, academic affairs,
student affairs, policymakers (e.g., governing leadership, executive
leadership), students in the field of education, as well as leaders in
international development and non-profit education organizations.


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit *on or before November
17, 2014* a one (1) page chapter proposal that explains how the proposal
fits into the book’s goals and scope.

*Important Dates*

October 6, 2014:              Call for Chapter Proposals

November 14, 2014:        Proposal Submission Deadline

December 15, 2014:         Notification of Acceptance

April 27, 2015:                 Full Chapter Submission

May 29, 2015:                  Peer Review Results Returned

June 30, 2015:                  Final Chapter Submission Due to Editors

*Target Book Release:     November 2015*

*Submissions should be submitted electronically to:*


*Please direct any inquiries you may have to Patrick Blessinger at: *
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Dr. Patrick W. Blessinger

Executive Director & Chief Scientist, International HETL Association

Dr. Barbara Cozza

Associate Professor, School of Education, St. John’s University, USA

Dr. Patrick W. Blessinger <>
Executive Director & Chief Scientist, International HETL Association
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education
Senior Scholar, Institute for Meaning-Centered Education

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