Themes and Deadlines
Although themes are identified for each issue, manuscripts can be submitted at any time on any topic relevant to FCS, its body of knowledge, and consistent with “Connecting professionals. Touching lives.” Submissions are not limited to the identified themes.
Vol. 105, Issue 3 Summer 2013
FCS has embraced many change factors in our environment—child and parental rights in surrogate situations, elimination of sweat shops; reducing carbon footprints; evolving technology in education; healthcare and privacy issues; and economic profiles of consumers in recession and depression eras. What roles should FCS play to ensure families engage in ethical and moral decision making, resource management, and ethical and moral leadership?
Vol. 105, Issue 4 Fall 2013
FCS was recognized (as home economics) with the initiation of Cooperative Extension when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Lever Act in 1914. FCS Extension has been involved in the “development of practical applications of research knowledge and giving of instruction and practical demonstration of existing or improved practices or technologies in … home economics” for 100 years.
Vol. 106, Issue 1 Winter 2014
Vol. 106, Issue 2 Spring 2014
Vol. 106, Issue 3 Summer 2014
AAFCS has a focus on leadership. Leadership has many facets—from that of leadership development in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), 4-H, the AAFCS Student Unit, and FCS related honorary societies, as well as leadership in policy development, research, service, instruction, and applications of technology, to name a few. What should future leadership, leadership preparation, and professional development look like for FCS? What approaches to leadership will make FCS stronger and improve individual and family well-being and quality of life as well as strengthen resiliency in times of relentless change and transformation?
Vol. 106, Issue 4 Fall 2014
Accountability is different from responsibility. Put simply, accountable means calculating the import of one's actions and then taking action; responsible means promising to be answerable for the consequences. Being accountable happens before acting. Being responsible happens after acting. How has accountability influenced policy decisions and informed stakeholders (school boards, boards of regents or trustees, legislative bodies, government agencies, etc.)? What is our role in ensuring meaningful accountability? How can we improve our accountability and responsibility in the future?