International Education at Community Colleges: From Optional to Integral
Edited by
Rosalind Latiner Raby (California State University, Northridge)
Edward Valeau (Senior Partner ELS group and Superintendent President Emeritus of Hartnell Community College)
You are invited to submit a contribution to an edited volume to be published by Palgrave Publishers.  The book, International Education at Community Colleges: From Optional to Integral, will highlight the uniqueness of community college international education.  We invite contributions that unpack the changing dimensions of community college international education from that of an optional program to an integral one (King and Fersh, 1992) that is institutionalized as a comprehensive part of the college whole.
For over sixty years, community colleges have been implementing various international educational programs and practices, including taking part in faculty exchanges, enrolling international students, offering education abroad programs, internationalizing their curriculum, and participating in bilateral and cooperative agreements that provide technical, vocational, and occupational education, workforce improvement, and international trade and development to institutions in other countries.  In each context, international education aims to connect students, faculty, and local communities to people, cultures, and contexts beyond local borders.
Chapters are invited from practitioners and scholars in the field of community college international education who can contribute to a critical understanding of the field by sharing original research on the impact that international education has had for community colleges.  The intent is to have a combination of state-of-the-field reviews, new empirical scholarship, and critical discussions that help to depict variables that account for successful programs and those that are not so successful. All manuscripts will undergo a blind peer-review.  Editors will only consider papers written in English.
If you would like to contribute a chapter to this book, please email an expression of interest to Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby at
Expressions of interest should be received by October 24, 2014.  Please submit:
a) Title of chapter
b) Author contact details (position, institution, email, and phone)
c) 500 – 750 word description of the chapter that includes a description of the theoretical and/or empirical emphasis of the chapter.Contributors will be notified of acceptance decisions by November 14, 2014 and sent chapter format and guidelines at that time.  Please note that first draft of chapters are due by February 27, 2014 with final chapters due by May 15, 2014.  Completed chapters should be between 3,500 and 4,500 words (excluding references).

Thank you in advance for considering this invitation.
Please send chapter proposals and questions to
Rosalind Raby
(818) 882-9931