Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

Posted by on September 29, 2008

The University of Alabama is the inaugural home for a new research journal – The Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship – that will provide a mechanism for faculty, staff, students, and community partners to disseminate scholarly works from all academic disciplines with the goal of integrating teaching, research, and community engagement.

The journal is a project of the Council of the Center for Community-Based Partnerships (CCBP) and has the unanimous support of the 40-person Council. The Council is comprised of scholars and administrators from academic disciplines all across campus, along with community partners from government and the private sector.

It will address critical problems identified through community-based participatory research, a rapidly developing approach to cutting-edge scholarship in which students and community partners play important roles.

The founding editor is Dr. Cassandra Simon, associate professor in the School of Social Work.  The journal’s vision is that the Editorial Board will include community partners and will be balanced in terms of region and theoretical and methodological approaches. Members will serve three-year terms.

The journal website is under construction at

For more information, contact the editor at or 205-348-4586.

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