published December 19, 2012

Soliciting Contributions to a Special Journal Issue Focusing on Two-Year Colleges

The Summer 2013 issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal will have a special focus on two-year colleges. The guest editors for this special issue will be President Judy Miner and Dean Peter Murray of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA.

We invite manuscript submissions that focus on science and civic engagement at two-year colleges. The importance of these colleges to the U.S. educational landscape and their capacities for future development has been emphasized in recent reports from the National Research Council and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Two-year colleges are at the forefront of innovations in addressing 21st century educational goals, such as preparing the future workforce and providing high-quality, accessible education to a diverse population of students.

Possible manuscript topics for the special issue are listed below but we welcome submissions on other topics.

  • International collaborations to globalize the two-year college
  • The "Living Laboratory" for preparing the future workforce
  • Using civic issues to develop students' quantitative and scientific literacy
  • Future directions for mathematics and science education at two-year colleges

The submission deadline for this special issue is February 15, 2013. Information for authors can be found on the journal website at Please send all inquiries and manuscript submissions to the journal's Managing Editor, Marcy Dubroff, at