Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

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.

This includes highlighting innovative endeavors; critically examining emerging issues, trends, challenges, and opportunities; and reporting on studies of impact in the areas of public service, outreach, engagement, extension, engaged research, community-based research, community-based participatory research, action research, public scholarship, service-learning, and community service.


Additional Information:

In the past year,the Journal has received 110 submissions.

The acceptance rate for manuscripts after an initial review was 2.9%. After authors had the opportunity to revise, the acceptance rate was 24.1%.

In 2014, there were 22,158 unique visitors to the Journal website. Since tracking began, 611,000 articles have been downloaded from the Journal’s website.





December Publication- Volume 19(4)


We end 2015 and volume year 19 with JHEOE’s December issue which opens with reflections on the tensions between access and engagement.  JHEOE’s associate editor, Shannon O. Wilder, introduces this publication by suggesting disruption is required for meaningful change to occur, by creating more pathways to access our higher education institutions.  These tensions are further explored by Phoebe Haddon, chancellor at Rutgers-Camden and Nyeema Watson, assistant chancellor for community engagement, making the case that there are solutions for these challenges.  A robust and diverse set of articles and book reviews follow.

Posted: 2015-12-24

Trimester Review Process


The JHEOE editorial team is committed to continuously improve our internal processes to ensure we are handling our authors’ scholarly work in the most efficient and effective way.  Therefore, we are introducing a trimester review process allowing for a more concentrated effort to respond more quickly to our authors and expedite the peer review process.  Most importantly, it serves our mission “to serve as the premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice” related to community engagement.  Although you may submit a manuscript at any time, the review due dates are February 1, June 1, and October 1. You will find more detail in the submission guidelines.

Posted: 2015-02-18
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Vol 19, No 4 (2015)

Table of Contents

Entire Issue

19(4) Entire Issue, Part 1 PDF
19(4) Entire Issue, Part 2 PDF

Editorial Board

19(4) Editorial Board PDF

Table of Contents

19(4) Table of Contents PDF

From the Guest Editor's Desk

From the Guest Editor PDF
Shannon O. Wilder 1-4

Reflective Essays

Serving a "City Invincible" With Access and Engagement PDF
Phoebe A. Haddon, Nyeema C. Watson 7-14

Research Articles

Picturing Service-Learning: Defining the Field, Setting Expectations, Shaping Learning PDF
David M. Donahue, Derek Fenner, Tania D. Mitchell 19-38
Identifying Student Traits and Motives to Service-Learn: Public Service Orientation Among New College Freshmen PDF
Robert K. Christensen, Justin M. Stritch, J. Edward Kellough, Gene A. Brewer 39-62
Students’ Emotions in Academic Service-Learning PDF
Elise Noyes, Alexa Darby, Christopher Leupold 63-84
Examining Our Interdependence: Community Partners’ Motivations to Participate in Academic Outreach PDF
Douglas Barrera 85-114
Community Engagement in a Neoliberal Paradigm PDF
Sarah M. Brackmann 115-146

Practice Stories from the Field

The Need for Improving Intercultural Collaborative Activities With Structured Institutional Systems of Support PDF
Athanase Gahungu, Karen A. Freeman 149-180

Projects with Promise

Engaging a Developmentally Disabled Community Through Arts-Based Service-Learning PDF
Amanda Alexander 183-206

Book Reviews

Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education: Feminist Poststructural Perspectives PDF
Pamela L. Gustafson 209-212
Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned PDF
Glenn A. Bowen 213-218
Sustainable Knowledge: A Theory of Interdisciplinarity PDF
Danielle Lake 219-222
Arts and Community Change: Exploring Cultural Development Policies, Practices, and Dilemmas PDF
C. Kurt Dewhurst 223-228

Guest Reviewers

Volume 19 Peer Reviewers PDF

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