Print Page | Contact Us | Sign In | Register
Call for Chapters: No Ways Tired
Share |

Please note: This publication is not affiliated with nor sponsored by the Southern Association for College Student Affairs.


No Ways Tired: The Journey for Professionals of Color in Student Affairs

We are soliciting proposals of chapters for a book that illuminates narratives detailing the experiences of student affairs professionals of color in higher education, including the strategies, recommendations and practices they have used or use to persevere.


Dr. Monique Robinson-Nichols, Associate Dean for Students and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Vanderbilt University (

Dr. Monica Galloway Burke, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling & Student Affairs, Western Kentucky University (

Mr. LaMarcus Hill, Assistant Director of Student Life and Development at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and Doctoral Student at Purdue University (


Objective of the Book

Focusing on issues and perceptions of student affairs professionals of color are necessary for their recruitment, retention, and achievement.  A major objective of this book is to articulate a vision for an environment where student affairs professionals of color can thrive. Insight gained from contributors in this edited volume will call attention to issues and challenges facing this set of student affairs professionals. Knowledge gained from this text will offer recommendations for success for student affairs of color at all levels and ways they can construct opportunities to flourish. By sharing their visions of success, lessons learned, and cautionary tales, professionals who contribute to this volume will illuminate others about challenges and successes.  Our ultimate goal for this text is to promote discussions regarding how higher education institutions can be more proactive in supporting and creating environments that are conducive to the success and thriving for professionals of color navigating higher education careers.

Each chapter may include narratives by student affairs professionals who identify as a person of color by level of experience that outline and provide insight about the positive as well as challenging experiences that student affairs professionals of color use to persevere in the field including recommendations, strategies, and/or practices about how to not only survive, but thrive in their careers. The narratives will be divided into three levels of professionals:

  1. New and Entry-level Professionals (1-5 years)
  2. Mid-level Professionals (>5 years-10 years)
  3. Senior-level Professionals (> 10 years)

Submission Procedure

Proposed book chapters should be submitted via email to by November 20, 2017. A completed proposal should include the following items:

  1. An abstract/proposal not to exceed 600 words that clearly reflects the main topic to be covered in the chapter and the structure of the chapter. The name of the author, author’s phone number, and professional level (New and Entry-level Professionals; Mid-level Professionals; or Senior-level Professionals) should be included.
  2. Any sources relevant to your proposed chapter. Sources are not included in the word count.
  3. A biographical sketch of each contributing author, not to exceed 120 words that includes current institutional affiliations and positions as well as the unique perspective each author lends to the book.

Instruction for Authors


For the selected proposals:

  1. Manuscripts should be original, unpublished, and not under review by any journal or publisher.
  2.  The length of manuscript should be between 2,000 and 3,500 words single-spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font (one-inch margins), excluding references.
  3. Provide a minimum of five keywords.
  4. References and in-text citations should be prepared according to APA 6th edition referencing style.
  5. Email manuscripts (as an attachment) via email to In the email, include the name, address, and phone number of the contributing author.


  • Authors will be informed of acceptance/rejection of their proposals no later than December 4, 2017.
  •  The first draft of chapters should be submitted by January 8, 2018.
  •  Editors will provide feedback to authors by April 9, 2018.
  •  Final chapters must be submitted by May 14, 2018. 
  •  Chapters to be submitted to Publisher on June 18, 2018.

Any inquiries should be directed to the editors.


Please note: This publication is not affiliated with nor sponsored by the Southern Association for College Student Affairs.

Contact Us

Ph: (912) 344-2510
Fax: (912) 344-3468

Our Mission
The mission of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs is to advance:
  • Opportunities for professional development;
  • Scholarship, research, and ethical practice; and
  • Understanding of issues impacting students and the student affairs profession, while fostering our core values of inclusiveness, professionalism, and collegiality.