March 7 2008
Sponsored by ISUÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Center for Public Service and Community Engagement, the Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education will serve as a forum for the review of research and practice by professionals in higher education in the fields of community engagement and engaged learning practices.
Community engagement has increasingly become a focus for higher education institutions throughout the U.S. and internationally over the past several years, said Nancy Rogers, the centerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s director.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Many universities, like Indiana State, have developed outreach programs and integrated community engagement into teaching and scholarships. As a result, there also has been considerable growth in the scholarship of engagement,Ã¢â‚¬Â Rogers said.
Supported through a grant from the Lilly Endowment, the journal will focus on literature and case studies emphasizing teaching methods and learning practices, and serves as a forum for dialogue, critical reflection, and analysis of these issues.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The journal provides not only a publication outlet but serves as a forum for exchange of ideas related to community engagement,Ã¢â‚¬Â Rogers said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have received some international interest and are very pleased about the opportunity to share ideas with those colleagues.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, scheduled to publish in fall 2008, is currently accepting six types of articles for publication in the inaugural issue - perspectives, research and theory, case studies, research notes, book reviews and readers forum. Qualified individuals are also needed to serve on the journalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s editorial board.
Additional information about the journal is available at www1.indstate.edu/jcehe/ . For more information about the editorial board, submissions, instructions and formatting, contact Nancy Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-237-2334. Deadline for submissions is June 30.
Contact: Nancy Rogers, Center for Public Service and Community Engagement, (812) 237-2474 or email@example.com
Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Indiana State University, a staunch supporter of community engagement, is preparing to launch a new on-line journal exploring community engagement and community-based learning experiences.