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Call for Chapter Manuscripts, Research-Based Science and Service-Learning, Information Age Publishing, Inc.

The next RISE Research (Volume 8) focuses on science and service-learning as a multifaceted research-based learning strategy designed to improve academic engagement, civic responsibility, and resiliency for students “at-risk” to drop out of school. In addition, science and service-learning is recognized as an effective strategy for motivating students to attend college, plan for STEM careers, and encourage students and adults to collaborate as partners to improve their communities.
Goals are selected to promote dialogue in the research community for sharing research on teaching conducted in science and service-learning in K-16 contexts. This may include impact of science and service-learning on:
  1. Student science academic engagement and academic achievement.
  2. Teacher instructional strategies.
  3. Science curricula adaptation or development.
  4. Civic responsibility of students and community partners.
  5. Resiliency of “at-risk” students.

Our nation faces a dropout crisis.  One-third of our total students and one-half of our African American and Hispanic students fail to finish high school in four years. Of those who do finish, a significant number of U.S. students, especially those living in high poverty areas in Alabama and Georgia lag behind their international peers in math and science. Experts in business and education argue that unless America renews our commitment to excellence and development of scientific talent, the long-term prosperity of our nation may be at risk. 

Eighty-one percent of dropouts have told us that had they been provided engaging instruction in high school with real-world learning to make school more relevant (experiences like service-learning), they would have been more likely to have finished school. Having been recognized as an effective strategy for inspiring student learning, active learning, and engagement in school, service-learning has been credited as an instructional strategy for improving high school graduation rates, motivating students to finish college and engage in careers about which they are passionate. At the same time, service-learning has benefitted communities as students have worked side-by-side with adult partners including community leaders, researchers, parents, teachers, and other students.

Manuscripts are being requested for this RISE Volume 8 relating to areas such as integrating classroom instruction in science and service-learning to:

  1. Make learning more engaging.
  2. Encourage collaboration among students, teachers, and community partners.
  3. Improve academic competence.
  4. Create social/civic responsibility.
  5. Develop workforce readiness.
  6. Stimulate resiliency in “at-risk” students.
  7. Improve student interest in STEM subjects and majors.
  8. Develop STEM career interest.

To be eligible for selection a full chapter manuscript must focus on four elements:

  1. Include a significant review of research in the problem area.
  2. Address themes relevant for the teaching and learning of K-16 science and service-learning.
  3. Include a report of original research by the author(s) addressing the major theme of the chapter.
  4. Bridge gaps between theory and practice and/or research and practice.
  5. Address the concerns and needs of school/community context stakeholders including students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members.

It is recommended that authors first send by January 30, 2014, a brief one-page description of the proposed manuscript chapter (listing authors and affiliations) and including a description of the author’s original research to be included for editor’s comment. This should be done before preparing and sending a chapter manuscript draft. Invited chapter manuscripts to be considered for review must be submitted by April 30, 2014, to be evaluated by the Volume 8 review committee for possible inclusion. RISE is a peer reviewed research series.

This RISE Volume 8, Science and Service-Learning, Editors include:
Dr. Jane Newman, University of Alabama,,edu, and Dr. Dennis Sunal, University of Alabama,

Rise Series Editors: Dr. Dennis Sunal, University of Alabama, and Dr. Emmett Wright, Kansas State University.

Send all questions and manuscripts to Dr. Jane Newman,, Phone: 205.967.4163. 

International Service-Learning and Research Colloquium, Clemson University

Those students and faculty who are involved with international research or service projects related to community development, health, education, or human rights are welcome to submit proposals for the International Service-Learning and Research Colloquium.  Click on link for more information.


Missouri Campus Compact is pleased to release the attached Call for Papers for our new journal. The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education features public scholarship—that is, academic inquiry that forms community partnerships to address shared problems, issues, and opportunities. This kind of scholarship—what many think of as Boyer’s “scholarship of engagement”—involves the community in reciprocal relationships with the university; however, it also serves to discover and disseminate new disciplinary knowledge and/or pedagogical practice.
Many thanks to the members of our advisory board who helped shape the direction of the journal, and to Dr. Emily Donnelli from Park University, Missouri Campus Compact’s 2010-2011 Engaged Faculty Fellow and editor of the inaugural journal. Her work in crafting this Call for Papers has been invaluable.
Thank you in advance for supporting this new journal by distributing the attached Call for Papers and encouraging those engaged in public scholarship to consider this exciting venue to disseminate their work.
Questions regarding the Call for Papers may be addressed to Dr. Donnelli or to me.  Contact information is included in the Call for Papers.
Melissa K. Mace, M.S.
Executive Director
Missouri Campus Compact
Missouri State University
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
Ph: 417-836-3103
FX: 417-836-3105


Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE - online publication). University of Georgia

The JHEOE serves as a premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal designed to advance the theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between institutions of higher education and the community. The JHEOE accepts research articles that address the following topics: highlights innovative endeavors; critically examines emerging issues, trends, challenges and opportunities; and reports on studies of impact in the areas of public service, outreach, engagement, extension, engaged research, community-based research, community-based participatory research, action research, public scholarship, service-learning and community service.

Recently, Volume 15 of the JHEOE was released in a new online format. This new web-based access point will allow the journal to continue to provide an appropriate venue for the growing number of community engaged scholarly projects. As the JHEOE grows, it is important to continue to receive a cross section of submissions that represent the full range of community-engaged research. To achieve this end, the JHEOE is making an intentional effort to reach out to university units that support service-learning and community engagement.

Representatives of the JHEOE hope to explore possible ways our organizations can partner to support common interests.



We invite proposals for an edited collection entitled Service Learning and Literary Studies. Our use of the term service learning captures all curriculum-based community engagement. The proposed text will demonstrate that service learning can accomplish multiple learning outcomes as ... (more information)

Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning

This journal seeks papers that pertain to research, theory, pedagogy and other matters related to academic service-learning in higher education.

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement at
Manifestation:Journal of Community Engaged Research and Learning Partnerships at

Gateways - international journal of community engagement and research at