Things to sayWhat Does it Mean to Be an About Campus Author?

We strive for About Campus readers to actively consider the material they encounter, to take an article to friends or colleagues and continue the conversation past our pages. More importantly, we aspire to have readers that not only join the conversation, but contribute to the conversation. We all have experiences in our personal lives, in our work, and in our past that shape who we are and what we believe. About Campus aims to provide a space for dialogue among colleagues with  different perspectives but a shared passion for student learning in colleges and universities far and wide.

For New and Returning Authors

About Campus strives to tell stories about innovative pedagogies, enlightening perspectives, and practices that positively influence the learning experiences of college students in and out of the classroom. Articles should appeal to a broad audience of educators. University communities, student affairs professionals and administrative faculty and staff members who shape the educational environment for students should be the target audiences that will benefit from your expertise in advancing student learning.

Articles published in About Campus use an engaging writing style coupled with narrative, storytelling, and scholarship. We encourage authors to use elements like rich description, plot development, and dialogue when writing for About Campus. Articles should frame issues concisely to attract readers’ attention, develop ideas clearly and dynamically, and provide a practical application for the importance of these concepts in a wide range of educational contexts.

Check out these online resources for improving your writing:

10 Top Writing Tips and the Psychology Behind Them

Writing Prompts Sub-Reddit

Anne LaMott’s “Bird by Bird”

Writing for About Campus

We strongly encourage any potential author to carefully review our Writing Guidelines prior to developing a draft of your article. These guidelines include important information regarding our formatting; they also describe strategies for developing your article.