The MJCSL is a national, peer-reviewed journal for college and university faculty and administrators, with an editorial board of faculty from many academic disciplines and professional fields at the University of Michigan and other U.S. higher education institutions.
Since 1994, the Michigan Journal has endeavored to publish the highest quality research, theory, and pedagogy articles related to higher education academic service-learning.
With Volume 15 (2008-09), the Michigan Journal has expanded its purview to include not only articles about academic service-learning, but also about campus-community partnerships and faculty engaged scholarship. This expansion is commensurate with the expansion of the higher education civic engagement movement.
MJCSL goals include: growing the community and deepening the practice of service-learning educators, campus-community partnership practitioners, and community-engaged scholars; sustaining and developing the intellectual vigor of those in this community; encouraging scholarship related to community-engagement; and contributing to the academic/scholarly legitimacy of this work.
Contributing authors represent a wide range of academic disciplines and professions.
The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (ISSN: 1076-0180 Print, ISSN 1944-0219 Online) is published by the OCSL Press, the publication arm of the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning at the University of Michigan.
Past issues of the MJCSL are available electronically for free on this website under the Browse archived issues heading. New issues will be embargoed for 12 months. We encourage you to subscribe to the hard copy to insure timely receipt of the groundbreaking scholarship on community engagement, and to help sustain this self-supporting Journal.
The Goals of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning are to:
- Widen the community of service-learning educators, civic engagement educators, and engaged scholars
- Sustain and develop the intellectual vigor of those in these communities
- Encourage research and pedagogical scholarship in service-learning, campus-community partnerships, and engaged/public scholarship
- Contribute to the academic legitimacy of service-learning, civic engagement, and engaged/public scholarship
- Increase the number of students and faculty who have a chance to experience the rich benefits that accrue to service-learning and engaged scholarship participants
Therefore, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning seeks papers at the cutting edge of research, theory, pedagogy, and other matters related to academic service-learning, campus-community partnerships, and engaged/public scholarship in higher education that extend the knowledge base and support and strengthen practitioners' work.
For more information, please see submission guidelines on the primary website.
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning
The University of Michigan
1024 Hill Streett
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3310
Phone: (734) 647-7402
Fax: (734) 647-7464
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