CALL FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS:
FACULTY PERSONAL SUSTAINABILITY ---
WALKING THE SUSTAINABILITY TALK
Editors: Mark Starik, Ph.D., Walden University, and
Patricia Kanashiro, Ph.D., Loyola University Maryland
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd.
1-2 Page Proposal Summaries Due July 1, 2020
This is a Call for Proposals (CfP) regarding an opportunity for organizational academics and practitioners and others to address faculty personal sustainability, which has become an increasingly salient issue and an important driver for change over the past several months and years. That opportunity is now widely evidenced over the past decade by the explosive growth both of memberships in academically-related sustainability organizations and of sustainability attention in classrooms and on campuses, worldwide, as well as in personal networks, communities, and cultures.
We envision a volume of double-blind, peer-reviewed contributions, including those which are theory-based, authored by a wide range of organizational academics and others who focus on faculty personal sustainability practices, including how their communication of these practices inform their university-related teaching, research, service, and their other sustainability roles in society. University and college faculty members who specialize in or are connected to business, government, and non-profit organizations have a unique opportunity to influence a multitude of stakeholders, including students (at several levels), other faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and the general public to consider and adopt a wide range of sustainability practices and to do so with potentially significant positive environmental and socio-economic impacts. We especially encourage colleagues to consider the faculty personal sustainability topics related to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include the sub-issues of climate action, promoting good health and well-being (including pandemic prevention/control), ending poverty, and addressing the many other extant major environmental and/or social sustainability challenges, globally and locally.