Call for Chapter Proposals: Intersections of Wellness and Leadership in Higher Education
Chapter proposals are invited for the forthcoming book from IGI Global, Intersections of Wellness and Leadership in Higher Education. Please share widely with anyone who is interested in the topics related to the wellness and Higher Education leadership.
Focus of the Book
Wellness, defined here as the practice of engaging in behaviors and actions that improve the mental, emotional, and physical state of individuals, is a topic of increasing interest, both in the United States and globally. The increased emphasis on wellness is due in part to ever-increasing reports of burnout across all professions, the psychological and emotional toll of COVID-19 and, within higher education, the increasing corporatization of tertiary education. While there is a growing field of wellness texts intended for a general audience, there is very little focused specifically on the needs of leaders in higher education. The emphasis within higher education on developing in-house talent means most higher education leaders must learn leadership skills on the job. This, in turn, requires individuals to transition from subject area, research, and teaching experts to novices suddenly in charge of heading departments, divisions, colleges, etc. In many instances this learning, particularly initially, can result in negative effects to their bodily health, emotional state, mental equilibrium, and social networks. This book will provide advice and recommendations for other higher education leaders (both as practitioners and mentors of other leaders), and also describe the personal experiences of higher education leaders who have successfully developed wellness practices of their own.
• Strategies for developing wellness habits/practices • Coping techniques and practices for new leaders • Mentorship & wellness • Unique wellness challenges/needs for BIPOC leaders in higher education • Unique wellness challenges/needs for LGBTQIA+ leaders in higher education • Unique wellness challenges/needs for leaders at for-profit higher education institutions • Unique wellness challenges/needs for higher education leaders with parenting/caretaking responsibilities • Unique wellness challenges/needs for higher education leaders experiencing chronic illness or disability • COVID-19 • Barriers to wellness • Developing wellness-focused organizations • Emotional health • Faith as a component of wellness • Physical impact of extended stress • Learning mindset • Vulnerability & leadership • Cohorts & support systems • Navigating HR & FMLA policies • Navigating wellness related benefit policies • Wellness incentive programs • Emotional labor • Imposter syndrome • Mental load • Compassion fatigue
Proposals Submission Deadline: December 12, 2020
Full Chapters Due: February 24, 2021
Expected Publication: July 2021
Here is a link to the CFP. https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/4965