The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning or MJCSL is an open-access journal focusing on research, theory, pedagogy, and other matters related to academic service-learning, campus-community partnerships, and engaged/public scholarship in higher education. MJCSL is published by the University of Michigan's Edward Ginsberg Center, with support from Michigan Publishing.

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2022 Year-in-Review
Posted by Patricia Jewell on 2023-09-10

We are excited to share highlights and demographics from 2022 (Volume 28, Issues 1 & 2) to further transparency and offer insights into MJCSL’s ongoing endeavors to increase diversity within the field of community engaged scholarship. Top Viewed Articles From Last Year (2022):Critical Service-Learning Supports Social Justice and Civic Engagement Orientations in College Students by Jean [...]

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Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning Receives IARSCLE'S Publication of the Year Award
Posted by Jeremy Glover on 2023-03-16

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 [...]

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Our Mission

Widen the community of civic engagement educators, engaged scholars, and their community partners in order to expand the number of groups and individuals who experience the benefits that accrue through engaged scholarship.

Encourage research, theory, pedagogy in civic engagement, campus-community partnerships, curriculum-based and co-corricular service-learning and engaged/public scholarship.

Contribute to the growth of civic engagement and engaged/public scholarship in order to develop a civic tempter that inspires collective action to expand access and opportunity to political, economic and social power.

Honor and develop the intellectual vigor of students, staff, faculty and community partners.

Encourage interdisciplinary approaches to complex social issues.

Promote scholarly innovation that reflects and advances diversity, equity and inclusion.

Volume 29 • Issue 1 • 2023

List of Reviewers

Jeremy Glover

2023-06-09 Volume 29 • Issue 1 • 2023


Persistence and Proliferation: Integrating Community-Engaged Scholarship into 59 Departments, 7 Units, and 1 University Academic Promotion and Tenure Policies

Emily Janke, Isabelle Jenkins, Melissa Quan and John Saltmarsh

2023-06-09 Volume 29 • Issue 1 • 2023

We’re Talking About Process: The Primacy of Relationship and Epistemology in Defining Community-engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure Policy

Emily Janke, Melissa Quan, Isabelle Jenkins and John Saltmarsh

2023-06-09 Volume 29 • Issue 1 • 2023

Uncomfortable Emotion in a Justice-Oriented Service-Learning Course: Anger Predicts Civic Engagement

Lauren Cattaneo, Marissa Milan Salazar, Kevin Ramseur II, Jenna Calton and Rachel Shor

2023-06-09 Volume 29 • Issue 1 • 2023

Changes in Students’ Attitudes Toward Service Learning and Immigrants/Refugees in the U.S.: Insights from Comparing First Year Learning Communities

Bernadette Ludwig and Connie Campbell

2023-06-09 Volume 29 • Issue 1 • 2023