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Peer-Reviewed Journals

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning 
"The MJCSL is a national, peer-reviewed journal for college and university faculty and administrators, with an editorial board of faculty from many academic disciplines and professional fields at the University of Michigan and other US higher education institutions." 

"The mission of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE) is to serve as the premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities." 

"The Journal for Civic commitment (JCC) is interested in work on service-learning in community colleges, articles from faculty and staff at all types of colleges and universities, as well as articles from community partners." 

"The mission of the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology is to promote deep reflection on community change and system transformation in which counselors, psychologists, and other human service professionals play a role. The journal aims to highlight engaged scholarship and the very important social change work done by professionals and activists that would not normally find its way into publication." 

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement "Partnerships recognizes that successful engaged learning depends on effective partnerships between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more. The articles in this peer-reviewed journal focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve such partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners examining practices across disciplines or campuses; or exploring international networks, are all encouraged." 

"The journal aims to support teaching practices that build community. The Journal features essays and reflections along with curriculum overviews that highlight the importance of place, service, and sustainability to a relevant and meaningful education." 

"Reflections, a peer-reviewed journal, provides a forum for scholarship on public rhetoric, civic writing, service-learning, and community literacy. Originally founded as a venue for teachers, researchers, students, and community partners to share research and discuss the theoretical, political, and ethical implications of community-based writing and writing instruction."

Faculty Publications

Stewart, A., & Faulk, L. (August 8, 2014). Administrative growth and grant payouts in nonprofit foundations: fulfilling the public good amid professionalization? Public Administration Review, 74 (5). 
"The Tax Reform Act of 1969 remains the core governing policy for the US foundation sector, primarily for its qualifying distributions mandate, which ensures a baseline spending of foundation assets toward charitable purposes...This article focuses on the payout requirement's potential paradox of accountability, as administrative expenses can be counted toward fulfilling foundations' qualifying distributions."  

Bratman, E., & Jadhav, A. (July 15, 2014). How low-income commuters view cycling. The Atlantic Citylab. 
"New data from the US Census Bureau offers encouraging news for cyclists: Nationally, bicycle commuting increased 61 percent between the 2000 Census and 2008-2012 survey. But there's considerable work to do before we bike ride into the sunset. Our research shows that in some places, the people who ride are mostly wealthy and white."