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About "Issues in Engaged Scholarship"

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership (incorporating the Colin Powell Center)

About "Issues in Engaged Scholarship"


This working paper series features rigorous research and critical analysis involving the theory, implementation, and outcomes of engaged scholarship.

Goals of Issues in Engaged Scholarship:

  • To increase understanding of processes, practices, and outcomes associated with service-learning pedagogy, community-based research, and community-campus collaborations.
  • To disseminate high-quality research and analysis related to engaged scholarship.
  • To build a community of engaged scholars.
  • To document how service-learning, community-based research, and community-campus collaborations are addressing issues within the Colin Powell Center’s outcome areas: community and economic development, education, the environment, health care, and international development and global security.
  • To fulfill a part of the Colin Powell Center’s mission to build a strong culture of civic engagement and to mobilize campus resources to meet pressing community needs and serve the common good.

For Issues in Engaged Scholarship, the Colin Powell Center invites works that extend knowledge in the field and that move beyond description to encompass lessons, application, insights, or recommendations. Research highlighted in the series must reflect careful design, methodology, and analysis. Subject matter may encompass the following aspects of engaged scholarship:

  • service-learning, including questions of student-learning outcomes, community impact, and leadership development.
  • community-based research, collaborative research through which faculty and community organizations jointly address a specific community problem or policy dilemma or share knowledge and expertise with community and public audiences.
  • campus-community collaborations between campus individuals or entities and community entities, including a wide range of reciprocal relationships such as internships, fieldwork, sharing of faculty expertise, community development initiatives, college-access programs, and others.