Call for Manuscripts! JCEHE Special Edition on Critical Service-Learning

August 8, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education and Indiana Campus Compact are partnering for a special edition dedicated to Critical Service-Learning. This issue will be guest edited by Dr. Tania D. Mitchell.



Critical service-learning is an approach to community engagement that prioritizes attention to social change by interrogating systems and structures of inequality, questioning the distribution of power, and seeking to develop authentic relationships among students, faculty, community partners and members (Mitchell, 2008).

Scholars and practitioners of critical service-learning and social justice are invited to submit manuscripts no later than November 30, 2018. The full call for submissions can be accessed at

This special issue intends to highlight research that explores critical service-learning experiences or the relationship between service-learning and social justice. Case studies that emphasize critical service-learning experiences, detail efforts to employ a critical service-learning framework, or offer constructive critique that may move a community engagement project towards a more critical or social justice-focused practice would also be welcomed. Scholarly pieces reflecting on critical community-engaged practices, challenging higher education and/or the service-learning/community engagement field, and outlining progressive models for community engaged work will also be considered.

We look forward to a robust collection of submissions!

Questions? Contact Laura Weaver, Director of Programs and Member Development, at weaverla {at} iupui(.)edu