Capella University Faculty Member To Develop Book On Interdisciplinary Collaboration Practices

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Janet Salmons is a faculty member in the online university's School of Business and Technology.

Janet Salmons, a faculty member in Capella University's [School of Business and Technology, will be the editor of a new book that will examine how structure, organization, technology tools, and leadership practices characterize successful collaboration in and across the fields of education, public policy, and business. Titled The Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy, this book will be targeted toward educators, researchers, curriculum designers, policy makers, leadership development and management professionals. It will be published in 2008 by Information Science Reference, which is an imprint of the Idea Group. Capella University is an accredited, fully online university with nearly 18,000 students.

"What motivated me to develop this book is that existing work on collaboration is segmented by discipline and field, so there's no one place where you can look at a variety of examples of empirically based research to know what it really means to collaborate in our digital world. I want to explore and share what it takes to make collaboration work in today's world," Salmons said.

Salmons has issued a call for chapters for experts on collaboration who would like to contribute to the book, with a closing date of April 8. Salmons' Taxonomy of Collaboration will serve as the conceptual framework for the book. Together with colleague Lynn Wilson, she will write the introduction to the book, and create a summary chapter to highlight themes from contributors. Salmons will also contribute a chapter on collaborative e-learning--drawing on her research and teaching experience at Capella.

Salmons lives in Boulder, Co., and owns and operates the consulting practice Vision2Lead, Inc. (http://www.vision2lead.com).

About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited,* fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor's degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 82 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. The online university currently serves nearly 18,000 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 312-263-0456; http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

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