The new edition of our online, peer-reviewed journal Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is now available. Access to the full-text articles is free, but viewers must register. The current issue has articles on applying motivation theory to campus/community collaboration, on linking service-learning and human rights, and more. National civic engagement expert Peter Levine also contributes a piece, “The Civic Mission of Higher Education at a Time of Democratic Discontent.” The journal is hosted online by our friends at UNC-Greensboro Libraries and edited by UNCG Professor Spoma Jovanovic.
Partnerships recognizes that successful engaged learning depends on effective partnerships between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more. The articles in this peer-reviewed journal focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve such partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners; or examining practices across disciplines or campuses; or exploring international networks are all encouraged.
In addition to the journal’s ongoing call for submissions, the current issue also announces a Call for Submissions for a Special Issue to be published in 2015 – Spaces of participation and democratic engagement: the public life of higher education re-considered – with Guest Editors Brandon W. Kliewer of Florida Gulf Coast University and Judith Ramaley, President Emerita, Portland State University and Winona State University. Abstracts are due March 15, 2014, final drafts on October 30, and the issue will appear in Summer 2015.