Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 16, 2019
Full Chapters Due: July 14, 2019
Submission Date: November 6, 2019

Community-engaged scholarship is an equitable and democratic approach to scholarship that seeks to identify and solve community-based problems. Community-engaged scholars aim to serve the public good by developing and sustaining community-campus partnerships built on trust, reciprocity, and mutual benefit. This is an ethical but nontrivial (and nontraditional) orientation towards scholarship. As universities orient themselves towards serving the public good, universities face a number of challenges: faculty and students may not possess the competencies or commitment to build fruitful community partnerships; graduate and undergraduate students may lack the necessary training and mentorship required to develop their identity as community-engaged scholars; and, institutional leaders may not know how to motivate faculty and students for this ambitious and challenging endeavor. These are endemic challenges related to the cultivation of a community-engaged campus, and, unless these challenges are addressed, universities will fail to prepare the next generation of community-engaged scholars.

Objective

This edited volume addresses the following question: How are undergraduate and graduate students in the context of higher education successfully prepared for participation in community-engaged scholarship? This publication will explore how faculty and academic leaders can create learning opportunities and intellectual cultures that support the development of community-engaged scholars. This publication will explore how university coursework can help undergraduate and graduate students to develop the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary for productive and responsible community-engaged scholarship.

For more information, please read the full call for proposals.

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