The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

Call for Proposals

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

State of Service-Learning and Community Engagement around the World

The editors of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (published in the United States) invite proposals for research articles to be considered for publication in an English-language special issue titled State of Service-Learning and Community Engagement around the World, scheduled for publication in September of 2019.


The special issue will feature scholars whose service-learning and community engagement research is situated in locations outside of the North American continent. We especially encourage submissions of research conducted in Africa, Europe, and Australia.

This special issues will highlight research studies that investigate critical issues regarding service-learning and community engagement occurring in non-North American contexts.

The proposal for the research article should be no more than 1000 words in length, excluding references and should contain the following five sections:

The proposals are due on August 15, 2018 to kent0082@umn.edu.


Based on the proposals submitted, a review team will select up a small number of papers for consideration in the special issue. All authors will be notified of the status of their proposal the week of August 20th.


If accepted, authors are asked to submit their full papers for publication no later than November 15, 2018.

The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement is a peer-reviewed, indexed interdisciplinary journal focused on advancing the theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities.

Topics featured in the journal include:

For additional information, please contact Kate Kent at kent0082@umn.edu.


Andrew Furco

Associate Vice President for Public Engagement

Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

University of Minnesota

100 Church Street, S.E.

110 Morrill Hall

Minneapolis, MN 55455

(612) 624-6876 (Diane Gihl, Executive Assistant)