In recognition of exemplary contributions through research on service-learning and community engagement, IARSLCE honors those whose research contributes significantly to understanding and advancing community engagement, across all approaches and all educational sectors. The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, published by the Edward Ginsberg Center, received IARSLCE's 2022 Publication of the Year Award.
The International Association of Research on Service Learning & Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is an international organization whose expressed primary purpose is to cultivate, encourage, and present research across all engagement forms and educational levels. The Association promotes high quality trans-disciplinary research across a wide range of approaches and forms and builds the capacity of scholars, practitioners, and community partners to engage in such research.
The Publication of the Year celebrates a single published scholarly article, book chapter, book, or book series that has had or will have a significant impact on the study and/or practice of service-learning and community engagement. The Publication of the Year is awarded to The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, for its special issue, “Centering Social Justice in the Scholarship of Community Engagement.” The special issue features seven articles that offer insights towards advancing community engagement toward social change, sharing positive impacts, promise, and continued challenges facing the field.
Edited by Tania D. Mitchell, Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota and Tabbye Chavous, U-M's Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer, the special issue of the was produced in partnership with the National Center for Institutional Diversity. This award also recognizes the contributions of the editorial team for this special issue, including:
- Cecilia Morales (Former Managing Editor), Senior Director of Campus and Community Partnerships, Sundborg Center for Community Engagement, Seattle University
- Jeremy Glover, MJCSL Editorial Assistant
- Nick Tobier, Professor, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
- Mary Jo Callan (Former Editorial Team Member), Vice President for Community Engagement & Executive Director of Swearer Center for Public Service, Brown University
- Neeraja Aravamudan, Director, Edward Ginsberg Center, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
The communities and concerns centered in the journal issue speak to the urgent need for equity-focused community engagement. Through the seven articles, readers are challenged to recognize opportunities and confront barriers to enhance social justice through community engagement.
Learn more about all the award winners on the IARSLCE website.