Call for manuscripts: The Essential Role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities: 2022 CUMU Annual Conference Issue


Metropolitan Universities journal is accepting full manuscripts for The Essential Role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities: The 2022 Annual Conference Issue. Manuscripts are due by November 1, 2022. The issue is scheduled for publication in summer 2023.

About the CUMU Annual Conference

The 2022 CUMU Annual Conference calls upon each of us—leaders, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community partners—to consider the essential role urban and metropolitan universities play in leading a recovery grounded in community, equity, and innovation.

The Essential Role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities: The 2022 Annual Conference Issue invites conference presenters to reflect broadly on how the urban mission can be fully integrated into operations, structure, partnerships, and academic objectives within the following major themes.

  • Cultivating Resilient Campuses in the Midst of Crisis
  • Inclusive Growth and Housing
  • Industry Engagement and Entrepreneurship
  • K-16 Student Success and Support
  • Place-Based Hyperlocal Community Engagement
  • Racial Equity and Social Mobility
  • Regional Collaborations and Partnerships
  • Workforce and Talent Development
Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions of manuscripts by November 1, 2022. Submissions should be prepared in accordance with the MUJ Article Submission and Editorial Guidelines and should be no more than 7,000 words (exclusive of  tables, references, etc).

  • Only presenters at the 2022 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA may submit for publication in this issue.
  • Submissions should be prepared and submitted in accordance with the MUJ Editorial and Submission Guidelines.
  • All presentation formats will be considered for inclusion. Submissions should consider the outcomes of the presentations.
  • Manuscripts should be clear and concise.
  • Shorter submissions for this issue will be considered.
  • Preference is given to those manuscripts that demonstrate innovation and impact and include perspectives across multiple institutions.
Submit complete manuscripts following the MUJ Editorial and Submission Guidelines. Please direct any questions regarding this issue to:
  • Rochelle Smarr, director of service learning and civic engagement, California State University San Marcos at
  • Chris Nayve, associate vice president for community engagement and anchor initiatives, University of San Diego at
  • Valerie Holton, editor, at