/ Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

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. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Goals of the Journal

The goals of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) are to:

  • 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-curricular service-learning, and engaged/public scholarship.
  • Honor and develop the intellectual vigor of students, staff, faculty, and community partners.
  • Contribute to the growth of civic engagement and engaged/public scholarship in order to develop a civic temper that inspires collective action to expand access and opportunity to political, economic and social power.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary approaches to complex social issues.
  • Promote scholarly innovation that reflects and advances diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Volume 26, Issue 2 (2020) Current Issue(s)

Building Relationships for Critical Service-Learning

Debra A. Harkins, Lauren I. Grenier, Cynthia Irizarry, Elizabeth Robinson, Sukanya Ray, and Lynne-Marie Shea

Community-Based Learning for International Graduate Students: Impact and Implications

Linyuan Guo-Brennan, Charlene VanLeeuwen, Mary M. MacPhee, and Michael Guo-Brennan

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