Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Learning Curve is the official publication of the AALS Section on Academic Support. It is published twice yearly, once in the summer and once in the winter. As shared in the summer issue last month (also attached again here), the Editors are considering articles for the upcoming winter issue. We are particularly interested in submissions surrounding the new issue’s themes of incorporating experiential learning into programs and meeting the needs of law students in the "new normal." Are you doing something innovative in your classroom that helps motivate a new generation of law students? Do you have a fresh take on technology or what it means to be "ASPish" in these changing times? Do you have proven exercises and assessment tools from which your colleagues might benefit?
Please send your submission as an attached Word document to LearningCurveASP@gmail.com by no later than October 1, 2014. (Please do not send inquiries to the Gmail account, as it is not regularly monitored.) Articles should be 500 to 2,000 words in length. If light references are appropriate, please include them in a references list at the end of your manuscript, as opposed to using footnotes. (For examples, please see the attached issue.)
We encourage both new and seasoned ASP (and ASP-friendly) professionals to submit their work. Please ensure that your articles are applicable to our wide readership. Principles that apply broadly — i.e., to all teaching or support program environments — are especially welcome. While we always want to be supportive of your work, we discourage articles that focus on advertising for an individual school’s program.
We wish you all the best as you begin a new academic year, and we look forward to reading your work and learning from you!
--The Learning Curve Editors
Courtney Lee, Pacific McGeorge (Executive Editor)
Lisa Young, Seattle (Associate Editor)
Jeremiah Ho, UMass Dartmouth (Assistant Editor)