Call for Reviewers, IARSLCE Conference Proposals

Posted on March 31, 2014

Call for Reviewers

IARSLCE is seeking proposal reviewers for the 2014 Conference to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 29 –  October 1, 2014.  Submission reviews are scheduled to take place during April/May 2014.  With the support of the conference planning committee and the IARSLCE Board, proposal reviewers are responsible for reading and evaluating presentation/poster proposals within a selected strand of the conference.  An on-line document review system provided by Omnipress and administrative support from the IARSLCE office facilitates the process.

Please consider serving as a proposal reviewer as a way of supporting research and scholarship in service learning and community engagement.  To indicate your interest, please email info@researchslce.orgwith your contact information and the strand(s) you wish to review (listed below) by Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Strands:
1.   Theories, Research Methodologies, and Evaluation Techniques
Elucidating the groundwork for how service learning and community engagement are envisioned and studied, through theories and conceptual models that provide the foundations for research.  New research methods and technologies for gathering and treating data.

2.   International/Global Programs
Research on the impacts on students of participation in international programs, impacts on communities, new models for engagement resulting from international collaborations.

3.   P-12 Programs and Student Outcomes
Research on program development in P-12 grades, and research on the impacts of service-learning experiences received or offered by P-12 students.

4.   Campus-Community Partnerships, Program Development and Sustainability
Development of programs for the involvement of students in service learning and civic engagement.  Partnership formation and growth.  Assessment of the quality and effectiveness of partnerships and programs and efforts made to assure sustainability.

5.     Community Impacts
Research on the costs and benefits of service-learning and other engagement projects for participating community agencies.  Direct and indirect impacts on the larger communities within which engagement projects are conducted.

6.   Faculty and Instructional Innovations
Research on faculty professional development, roles and rewards, attitudes and skills.  Formation and assessment of innovative instructional techniques, including use of social media and other new technologies.

7.   Students’ Civic Engagement
Research on students’ civic attitudes (e.g. civic responsibility, social justice, diversity values) and competence (knowledge and skills for civic action, voting, political action, etc.) and factors affecting these, including participation in service-learning and other community engagement activities.

8.     Students’ Academic Learning and Success
Research on students’ knowledge, skills, and/or behaviors and factors affecting these, including participation in service-learning and other community engagement activities.  Papers might focus on cognitive development, STEM, P-12 school achievement, as well as retention and success in programs of study.

9.   “Hybrids”
Other papers that do not fit into any of the categories above but that contribute to our understanding of service-learning and community engagement.


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