Call for Chapter Proposals: Civic Engagement and Community Service at Research Universities

Posted by University of Minnesota on April 6, 2015

Call for Chapter Proposals: Civic Engagement and Community Service at Research Universities: Engaging Undergraduates for Social Justice, Social Change, and Responsible Citizenship

Proposal Deadline: April 10, 2015

In the Wingspread Declaration on Renewing the Civic Mission of the American Research University (Boyte & Hollander, 1999), scholars called for American research universities to renew their missions as the agents of democracy and reshape their cultures to better engage students in the work of citizenship. In our edited volume, authors respond to this call by highlighting the ways in which public research universities are undertaking this important work by developing undergraduates’ civic and democratic capacities.

In this volume, authors may address 1) strategies to develop undergraduates’ sense of civic responsibility, engagement in social change, and abilities to work with others across differences; 2) factors predicting undergraduates’ civic and political behaviors; or, 3) outcomes associated with students’ civic and community involvement. We seek chapters that incorporate a variety of data sources to achieve these outcomes.

The editors of this volume are Dr. Krista M. Soria and Dr. Tania D. Mitchell (University of Minnesota). The text will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. Chapters should be no more than 6,000 words and full chapters are due July 30, 2015.

Please submit chapter proposals to Krista Soria at and include the following information:

Overview of chapter: Include the proposed title, sources of data, and any other relevant information to set the context.

Preliminary outline: Include an outline of the proposed chapter.

References: Provide selected references that you may include in the chapter.

Biography: Provide a short biography for the author(s).

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