Publishing & Presenting

Numerous journals and conferences focus on service-learning, community engagement and the scholarship of engagement. Publishing and presenting are great opportunities to disseminate information about faculty work done in these areas.
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Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Journals

Journal for Civic Commitment

The Journal for Civic Commitment is dedicated to growing and strengthening the discussion around service-learning. Through service-learning experiences students come to appreciate the importance of participating as responsible citizens in community life. Service-learning is the conduit through which colleges help to create an informed, participatory citizenry.

Journal of College and Character

The focus of the Journal of College and Character is character development in college, including how colleges and universities influence, both intentionally and unintentionally, the moral and civic learning and behaviors of college students.

Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education

The Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education is a new online journal that examines perspectives, research and practices of community engagement and community-based learning in higher education.

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

The Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship is intended to provide a mechanism for the dissemination of scholarly works from all disciplines that integrate teaching, research, service and community engagement.

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement is a peer-reviewed publication with goals: to serve as a forum to promote the continuing dialogue about the service and outreach mission of the university and to foster understanding of how the service and outreach mission relates to the university's teaching and research missions as well as the needs of the sponsoring society.

Metropolitan Universities Journal

The Metropolitan Universities Journal is a quarterly publication intent on helping institutions stay abreast of cutting-edge topics in higher education.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

Since 1994, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) has been the premiere national, peer-reviewed journal publishing articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy and other issues related to academic (curriculum-based) service-learning in higher education.

National Society for Experiential Education Journal

The National Society for Experiential Education Journal contains interests of the following areas: internships, co-op, arts, international and cross-cultural educations, service-learning, social justice and active learning in the classroom.

Planning and Changing: An Educational Leadership and Policy Journal

Planning and Changing: An Educational Leadership and Policy Journal provides a forum for the presentation of peer-reviewed articles including formal research studies using quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies, as well as reflective, theoretical pieces focused on significant aspects of education and schooling relevant to the administrator, community and the larger public good.

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement 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; examining practices across disciplines or campuses; and exploring international networks are all encouraged.

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning (PJSL)

A multi-disciplinary Open Access journal available in print and online, is dedicated to undergraduate students who conduct projects with strong service-learning and academic civic engagement aspects. By involving students in an intensive writing activity and showcasing the opportunities available at Purdue, the journal will enhance the use and effectiveness of the pedagogy of service-learning as a high-impact learning methodology.

Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conferences

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Conference

The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. The annual conference brings together faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students, and community partners. Together we will work to ensure that students graduate from our colleges and universities--both public and private--prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need.

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

CUMU was founded with the purpose of bringing presidents and university leaders together to share, discuss and debate important issues facing our unique institutions.

Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium

The goal of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship. The organization is designed to help build community capacity.

Continuums of Service Conference

The Continuums of Service Conference invites leaders from higher education, K-12 education, community-based organizations, government agencies, philanthropic organizations, businesses and grassroots efforts to convene and discuss strategies to implement our shared leadership and responsibility to rebuild and strengthen communities across the region.

Imagining America Conference

The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, students and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society. Together, we explore the power of shared identity — of understanding who we are and what we stand for, and therefore, what we are called to do.

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

For more than a decade, IARSLCE has supported the process of discovery by assembling scholars, practitioners, funders and students to share and discuss their research related to service-learning and community engagement.


International AEE Conference

Each fall, over 750 educators and practitioners from around the world convene to share ideas, network, build skills, and effect change.

International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership Annual Symposium

IPSL programs combine academic studies and community service and full cultural immersion to give students a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience.


Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference

The purpose of the conference is to share success strategies among students, faculty and staff at institutions throughout Maryland, DC & Delaware on the topics of community service, service-learning and civic engagement.

National Service-Learning Conference

This conference focuses on service-learning as a way of teaching and learning that builds academic skills and citizenship while addressing community needs in a genuine way. It convenes teachers and other service-learning practitioners, administrators, researchers, policy-makers, youth leaders, parents, program coordinators, national service members, community-based organization staff, and corporate and foundation officers.

University Economic Development Association Annual Summit

Each year, thought leaders across our domain convene to share ideas and best practices in university economic development.