Academic Exchange Quarterly     ISSN 1096-1453    Volume 23, Issue 4    Winter 2019

Welcome to the Winter 2019 edition of Academic Exchange Quarterly
Editorial: Generations
When the first issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly came out, 1997, I and
a handful of colleagues strongly believed that this quarterly will become
eventually a special place
       dedicated to the presentation of research, methods, pedagogical theories, and ideas
       leading to effective instruction and learning regardless of level or subject.

Two decades later, 2020, results surpassed expectations, detailed in Fall 2019
editorial: Upholding the common good
As we see it now, AEQ achieved
success because editorial staff and authors considered work a privilege, and
subscribers and readers appreciated AEQ integrity and originality. Work ethics
and reliability were important to all. Today, we belong to generation known
as Traditionalists, often referred to as Silent. Why the label "silent"? Born
between 1920s and 1940s, we grew up during lean times, including the Great
Depression and/or World War II. More often than not, we utilized our talents
for the greater good of the public, worked hard and kept quiet.

Generally Traditionalists have retired already from full time employment,
preferring volunteering to remain useful to their community, college, church,
professional organization. Some professors turned to projects such as writing
books or memoir. Few born in 1940s, to stay involved in their field, continue
submitting articles e.g. to Academic Exchange Quarterly. Sorry to say, looks
like we have lost contact with those born in 1920s and 1930s, and definitely with
authors labelled Greatest and Interbellum Generations. One wonders whether
they continue to have contact with their college library.

At a risk to be accused of self interest, we ask younger generations (Baby
Boomers, Millennials, Centennials) to make print copies of AEQ available in
their library, especially starting with 2020 issue - having FREE 100+ page
insert RIG-BEEM-W - workbook suitable for individuals facing dementia or one
caring for someone with dementia.

Wouldn't you agree that while upholding the common good - sharing and
caring for others is beneficial to the giver as well as the recipient? When
answer is YES, donate AEQ annual subscription to your library or give one to
a colleague from older generation (Greatest or Interbellum).

Generations go by - AEQ integrity and originality
continues to thrive as detailed in Fall 2019 editorial.

Steve S. Pec, Editor and/or Publisher since 1997

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