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.

Latest Blog Posts

2022 Year-in-Review
Posted by Patricia Jewell on 2023-09-11

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 30 • Issue 1 • 2024

List of Reviewers

List of Reviewers

Patricia Jewell

2024-04-26 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2024

Book Review

Cress, C. M., Stokamer, S. T., Van Cleave, T. J., & Kaufman, J. P. (2022). Faculty Service-learning Guidebook: Enacting Equity-centered Teaching, Partnerships, and Scholarship. Stylus Publishing, LLC

Michelle Snitgen, Stephanie Brewer, Gina Tremonti Gembel, Bess German, Roberta Howard Hunter, Leanne E. Kent, Taylor Layne Martin, Jada Phelps, Paul Schauert and Gretchen Sheneman

2024-04-26 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2024


‘The Real Data Set’: A Case of Challenging Power Dynamics and Questioning the Boundaries of Research Production

Victoria Copeland and Rachel Wells

2024-04-26 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2024

Open access for community partners, impactful outputs for scholars: Leveraging scholarly communication movements to enhance reciprocity in community based research

Olivia Ivey and Rachel Borchardt

2024-04-26 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2024

Reciprocity in Community-Engaged Learning: A Case Study of an Undergraduate Knowledge Exchange Project in an Over-Researched Urban Community

Evan Mauro, Kirby Manià, Nick Ubels, Heather Holroyd, Angela Towle and Shannon Murray

2024-04-26 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2024

Centering Community Voice and Knowledge through Participatory Action Research

Jennifer Lucko

2024-04-26 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2024

From nonprofits to neighbors: Exploring the locus of campus-community partnerships

Carmine Perrotti

2024-04-26 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2024