New Fall 2014 Issue of Partnerships Now Available Online

Posted on November 12, 2014

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

The new edition of North Carolina Campus Compact’s online, peer-reviewed journal Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is now available. Access to the full-text articles is free, but viewers must register. The current issue (Vol. 5, No. 2, 2014) has articles on international service-learning, a community-based research project at an urban elementary school, and service-learning in a rural setting. The journal is hosted online by our friends at the UNC-Greensboro Libraries and edited by UNCG Professor Dr. Spoma Jovanovic.

In her introduction to the fall 2014 issue, Jovanovic urges us to:

“Read carefully about these service-learning experiences and you’ll be introduced or reacquainted with garbology, constructive reciprocity, humus, the adaptive cycle, and the Big Blue Bus. The articles recount the activities of 5th grade researchers, community partners, 1960s and 21st century student learners, global partnerships, and talented professors. Between the lines, you’ll find best practice tips, theoretical inspiration, and social justice possibilities for community engagement.”

Partnerships recognizes that successful engaged learning depends on effective partnerships between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more. The journal’s general call for submissions invites authors to submit:

  • Research Articles reflecting diverse methodologies and theoretical perspectives.
  • Essays that contribute new knowledge, address currentissues, highlight unique perspectives, or offer critical reflection, anchored in a literature base.
  • Empirical Studies of partnership evaluations or assessments.
  • Book Reviews of new volumes in the field and of interest to our readers.

Learn more about Partnerships, including the process for submitting manuscripts and reviews.




  • Bridging Borders with Mexico: Creative Strategies to Promote Engaged International Service Learning
    • Julie Whitaker and Mary Elizabeth Bathum (Edgewood College)
  •  Food Insecurity and an Urban American Elementary School: Findings and Consequences of a Community-based Research and Service-Learning Project
    • Carolyn Behrman, Mary Benedetto, Tom Derrig, Barbara Harsh, Elisa Marchione, Leanna Ross, Michael Vimont (University of Akron)
  • Key Elements of Effective Service-Learning Partnerships from the Perspective of Community Partners
    • Alan Tinkler and Barri Tinkle (University of Vermont), Ethan Hausman (O’Brien Community Center), and Gabe Tufo-Strouse (King Street Center)                                    
  • The Adaptive Cycle As a Lens for Service Learning – Community Engagement Partnerships
    • Caroline M. Berinyuy (University of Virginia), Hallie Eilerts, Marguerite McDaniel and Dillon Chapman (U of Virginia alums), Shirley Pendlebury (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Claudia J. Ford (Antioch University), Robert J. Swap (U of Virginia and North West University, South Africa)                                  


  • Rural Service-Learning on the Blue Bus: A Retrospective in Hopes of Advancing Transformative Civic Engagement in Higher Education
    • Eva Meredith Hagenhofer (Milwaukee Area Technical College)                   


Reposted From: North Carolina Campus Compact


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