JCES Volume 9 No. 1

A Message from the Editor

Nick Sanyal, Ph.D.   An Early Goal: Finding Ways to Include More First-Time, Student, and Community Authors in JCES In less than a decade JCES has moved into a position of excellence and now serves as one of the flagship publications in the field of community engagement scholarship. We have extended our reach beyond North […]

A Message from the Associate Editor

Marybeth Lima, Ph.D.   New Associate Editor Joins JCES Team, Looks Forward to Helping Journal Continue “to Grow, Inform, and Inspire” I still remember the time I held in my hands the first journal article that had I co-authored. It was 1988 and I was a senior in college—the paper was based on work I […]

Are We There Yet?: Outreach and Engagement in the Consortium for Institutional Cooperation Promotion and Tenure Policies

Diane M. Doberneck Abstract More than 20 years since Scholarship Reconsidered and 15 years since The Disciplines Speak raised awareness about multiple ways of defining, conducting, and rewarding engaged scholarship, faculty members continue to cite institutional barriers to outreach and engagement scholarship. This qualitative study analyzed promotion and tenure policies from 15 Consortium for Institutional […]

Advancing Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador: Insights for Knowledge Mobilization and University-Community Engagement

Heather M. Hall, Jacqueline Walsh, Rob Greenwood, and Kelly Vodden Abstract In this paper, we provide insights for knowledge mobilization and university-community engagement based on the lessons learned from the Advancing Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador Project. Out hope is to provide a window into the experiences of academics as they navigate the complexities and politics […]

The Co-produced Pathway to Impact Describes Knowledge Mobilization Processes

David Phipps, Joanne Cummings, Debra Pepler, Wendy Craig, and Shelley Cardinal Abstract Knowledge mobilization supports research collaborations between university and community partners which can maximize the impacts of research beyond the academy; however, models of knowledge mobilization are complex and create challenges for monitoring research impacts. This inability to sufficiently evaluate is particularly problematic for large […]

Volunteers Needed: Bridging Latino Immigrants and Local Communities Through Service Learning and Critical Analytic Practice Ethnography

Diana M. Ruggiero Abstract This essay presents a brief ethnography of a small Latino community in Tennessee and their interaction with local volunteers following a disastrous flood that occurred in July 2014. The ethnography, in this case in the form of a screenplay, depicts the overall intercultural sensitivity of the volunteers, the affected, and the […]

Building Civic Capacity for College Students: Flexible Thinking and Communicating as Puppeteers, Community Partners, and Citizen-Leaders

Deborah Thomson, Rebecca Dumlao, and John Howard Abstract College students face a complex world filled with pervasive social problems that require strong knowledge bases, critical thinking abilities, and sustained engagement in civic life. This article details key pedagogical practices for our innovative health puppetry program, in which undergraduate honors students use puppets to share information […]

Cultural Adaptation of a Substance Abuse Prevention Program as a Catalyst for Community Change

Melissa Tremblay, Lola Baydala, Natasha Rabbit, Jennilee Louis, and Kisikaw Ksay-yin Abstract The aim of the current paper is to discuss the use of Outcome Mapping as a tool for evaluating community and stakeholder changes that occurred when a prevention program was culturally adapted and delivered through a community-university partnership. To the authors’ knowledge, this paper […]

A Community-University Approach to Substance Abuse Prevention

Lola Baydala, Fay Fletcher, Melissa Tremblay, Natasha Rabbit, Jennilee Louis, Kisikaw Ksay-yin, and Caitlin Sinclair Abstract In response to high rates of substance abuse in their communities, members of the Maskwacis four Nations invited university researchers to partner in culturally adapting, implementing, and evaluating an evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention program, the Life Skills Training […]

Community Perspectives | Our Journey into a CBPR Project: Health and Nutrition Solutions in the Alabama Black Belt

Yawah Awolowo, Debra Clark, and Darlene Robinson Project UNITED is a federally funded grant that addresses obesity issues in the Alabama Black Belt. The Black Belt represents some of the poorest counties in the United States and is plagued with chronic health conditions—obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer—which are predominantly found in African Americans. Community […]

Student Voices | Cultivating Equitable Partnerships Through Cultural Synthesis

Eric Conrad, Meghan Shewmake, Courtney Shows, and Jen Nickelson Sustainable community partnerships require more than good intentions, necessitating the facilitation of true collaboration to be successful (Blouin & Perry, 2009). McLean and Behringer (2008) assert that for a truly equitable partnership to exist, each party involved must both contribute to, and receive benefits from, the relationship. […]

Book Review | A Message from the Book Review Editor

Dr. Andrew J. Pearl   I am honored to have been asked to serve as the new Book Review Editor for the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship. Not only do I view this as a great opportunity to serve in the advancement of higher education community-engaged scholarship, but also as an opportunity for me to […]

Book Review | Comparing, Contrasting, and Combining Civic Engagement Education Through the Lenses of Social Entrepreneurship and Service-learning

Review by Paul H. Matthews University of Georgia Sandra L. Enos, Service-Learning and Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education: A Pedagogy of Social Change. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY, 2015, 101 pages. DOI: 10.1057/9781137554444.0001 Is social entrepreneurship education just a kind of service-learning found in business schools? Or is it grounded in such different history, assumptions, […]

Book Review | Book on eService-Learning Posits Goals of Service-Learning Pedagogy and Technology’s Role in Achieving Them

Review by Sarah Stanlick Lehigh University Jean Strait and Katherine J. Nordyke (Eds.), eService-Learning: Creating Experiential Learning and Civic Engagement Through Online and Hybrid Courses. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2015, 182 pages. ISBN 978-1-62036-064-4. Higher education has become increasingly technology-centric with massive open online courses (MOOCs), hybrid courses, and classroom technologies pushing us to reconsider how […]

Book Review | Book Advances Theory and Evidence-Driven Design and Redesign of Community Leadership Development Programs

Review by Jennifer W. Purcell Kennesaw State University K. Pigg, S. Gasteyer, G. Martin, G. Apaliya, and K Keatings, Community Effects of Leadership Development Education: Citizen Empowerment for Civic Engagement. Rural Studies Series, Vol. 3. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2015, 240 pages. ISBN-10:1940425581. This volume is the product of a five-year collaborative study on […]