University of Iowa faculty and staff are leading scholars in community engagement, advancing discovery in engaged teaching and learning, and community-engaged research. The scholarship of community engagement continues to grow and mature. We encourage our engaged researchers to submit papers and articles for publication and attend conferences and workshops on innovation in this field.
Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship
Established in 2008, the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship uses a community-participatory process to identify critical problems across a variety of disciplines. As a peer-reviewed, international journal, the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship accepts scholarly works on teaching, research, and community engagement that aim to address these problems.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
Published by the University of Georgia, the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that highlights innovative endeavors in engagement between higher education institutions and communities. The Journal accepts manuscripts in the five categories of research articles, reflective essays, projects with promise, book reviews, and dissertation overviews.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
Change is a magazine providing material related to contemporary issues in higher education. The magazine accepts a variety of material, including articles, features, and columns.
Community Works Journal
Founded in 1995, the Community Works Journal is the digital magazine of the Community Works Institute. The mission of the Community Works Institute is to build educators’ capacity to design and guide experiential learning projects to address the needs of their community, and the Community Works Journal focuses on material related to service-learning, place based education, education for sustainability, and social and emotional learning.
Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement
Edited and managed jointly between the University of Technology, Sydney and Brown University, Gateways publishes material focused on the practice and processes of university-community engagement. The journal accepts community engagement case studies, analyses of the policy environment, and reflections that contribute to engagement scholarship.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Hosted by Michigan Publishing from the University of Michigan Library, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on service-learning in higher education. Material on research, theory, pedagogy, and other topics related to service-learning, campus-community partnerships, and engaged scholarship in higher education is accepted.
Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice
Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, sponsored by the University of Miami and Rutgers University. It is a site for sharing research and practice emanating from university-community collaborations. It was created to highlight research that describes, examines and evaluates the many different forms of university-community collaborations.
Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health
A free online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating products of health-related community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles (e.g. videos, manuals, products development through service-learning).
ENGAGE! is committed to advancing the field of community engaged research (CER) and community based participatory research (CBPR) in urban settings, nationally and internationally. The journal addresses current issues, and challenges, facing urban communities.
The International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
The IJRSLCE is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the publication of high quality research focused on service-learning, campus-community engagement, and the promotion of active and effective citizenship through education.
Journal of Community Practice
The Journal of Community Practice is an interdisciplinary journal grounded in social welfare. The journal provides a forum for community practice, including community organizing, planning, social administration, organizational development, community development, social action, and social change.
Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
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.
Journal of Experiential Education
The Journal of Experiential Education (JEE) is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing refereed articles on experiential education in diverse contexts. The JEE provides a forum for the empirical and theoretical study of issues concerning experiential learning, program management and policies, educational, developmental, and health outcomes, teaching and facilitation, and research methodology.
International Journal for Service-Learning in Engineering
The International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship is a peer-reviewed electronic journal offered free, semi-annually, over the World Wide Web. The Journal welcomes manuscripts based on original work with a specific focus or implication for service learning in engineering, humanitarian engineering, and social entrepreneurship, or related service learning pedagogy.
Conferences and Workshops
Engagement Scholarship Consortium Annual Conference
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization composed of higher education member institutions, a mix of state-public and private institutions. The organization’s goal is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.
The annual conference brings together leading scholars from colleges and universities across the country to present their work and discuss innovation in engaged teaching, learning, and research.
Imagining America National Gathering
The Imagining America consortium (IA) brings together scholars, artists, designers, humanists, and organizers to imagine, study, and enact a more just and liberatory ‘America’ and world.
The Imagining America National Gathering is an annual convening of public scholars, artists, designers, students, and cultural organizers who are addressing the most pressing issues of our time. The gathering offers participants a three-day immersive experience in which to connect, dialogue, learn, and strategize.
Campus Compact National Meeting
Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. The organization builds democracy through civic education and community development.
The national meeting brings together thousands of community engaged and civically engaged faculty, staff, students, and community partners to build networks and advance the vision of a fully-participatory community and country.