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PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS The College of Education at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale announces the opening of three continuing appointment positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Higher Education, Social Science Research and Methodology, and Organizational theory. Dead­ line for Applications February 15, 1986. Contact: Prof. William Eaton, Chair, Department of Educational Administration and Higher Educa­ tion, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, ILL. 62901. The Modern Language Association ofAmerica (62 Fifth Ave., New York, New York 10011) announce the availability of the MLA Style Manual by Walter S. Ashtert and Joseph Gibaldi. This manual contains a dis­ cussion of the types of scholarly manuscripts: a step-by-step analysis of the stages in submitting and publishing manuscripts; useful infor­ mation about the relations between authors and publishers, authors’ contracts, and copyright law; specifications for the formal preparation of manuscripts (on word processors as well as on typewriters); direc­ tions for marking galley proofs; and general advise on preparing these and dissertations. Call for Papers: Under the editorial sponsorship of the Institute for Studies in Higher Education at Florida State University, the summer 1986 edition of the Review ofHigher Education has adopted the theme “New Perspectives on Institutional Management and Finance.’’ The editors of this issue of the Review solicit research studies and analytical papers that offer models for addressing the information needs of post­ secondary education systems, provide guidelines and standards that will influence management at the institutional level, or suggest new techniques or technologies for analyzing institutional or system effec­ tiveness. Special consideration will be given to research studies drawing on new data bases or which offer innovative interpretations of existing data bases. Papers devoted to analytical approaches to problem solving or theoretical model building are also encouraged. The editors would be pleased to respond to informal inquiries and can be reached at 904/ 644-6777. Submission will be subject to blind review. Deadline for manuscript submission is March 21, 1986. Please send doublespaced, typewritten manuscripts to the editors, Joseph Beckham and David Leslie, care of the following address: Institute for Studies in Higher Education, 113 Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306. Readers are encouraged to submit announcements, such as higher education position vacancies in universities and research organizations; who has recently filled prior vacan­ cies; requests for information concerning specific research topics, teaching interests and curricular practices; recent publications and significant consultantships by ASHE mem­ bers to: Jonathan D. Fife, Managing Editor, Review o f Higher Education, The George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, D.C. 20036. 129 Ellen Earle Chaffee has moved from the National Center of Higher Education Management System to become the Associate Commissioner for Academic Affairs of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Edu­ cation. The American Association for Higher Education will sponsor a forum on environmental scanning in higher education at the 1986 annual meeting, March 12-15, at the Washington Hilton. The theme of the conference is “Less Talk, More Action—Moving from Rhetoric to Genuine Reform.” The purpose of the forum is to share information about environmental scanning activities on individual campuses or consortia, and to initiate an informal network which would continue beyond the March confer­ ence. Professor James L. Morrison, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is serving as the convener of the forum, and as editor of a new forum publication describing environmental scanning activities on individual campuses and with consortia. Any individual engaged in a formal scanning program is requested to send him a one-page descrip­ tion of the program, including the name, address, and phone number of a person others could contact for more information. His address is Peabody Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. 130 ...


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