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 1 (2020) Current Issue(s)

Civic-Minded Graduate: Additional Evidence

Robert G. Bringle and Elizabeth Wall

Review Essays

Special Section on Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement

The Challenges of Putting Community First: Reflections on a University Center’s Process

Christopher M. Wegemer, Tafadzwa Tivaringe, Roudy W. Hildreth, Jennifer Pacheco, and Manuela Stewart Sifuentes

Community Engaged Teaching, Research and Practice: A Catalyst for Public Health Improvement

Genevive R. F. Meredith, Amie K. Patchen, and Audrey Z. Baker

Community-Engaged Research as Enmeshed Practice

Jennifer L. Bay and Kathryn Yankura Swacha

Accounting for Community Impact: Thinking Across the Spaces and Times of a Seven-year Pan-Canadian Community-based Research Project

David Peacock, Peter Andrée, Charles Z. Levkoe, Magdalene Goemans, Nadine Changfoot, and Isabelle Kim

Engaged Scholarship in Tenure and Promotion: Autoethnographic Insights from the Fault Lines of a Shifting Landscape

Nadine Changfoot, Peter Andrée, Charles Z. Levkoe, Michelle Nilson, and Magdalene Goemans