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.





Volume 19(2) June 2015 Publication


We are pleased to announce the publication of 19(2) of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. Building from the essay by Augsberg College’s President Paul Pribbenew, JHEOE’s editor Sandmann summarizes the most recent publication, “As physical entities, institutions of higher education are geographically embedded in their neighborhoods.  Practicing engagement means taking critical steps outside the ivory tower to actively embed ourselves in our communities.”  Through research articles, reflective essays, articles relating to projects with promise and practice stories, and book reviews, this concept of “embedding engagement” is explored.


Posted: 2015-06-23

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 2 (2015)

Table of Contents

Entire Issue

19(2) Entire Issue - 1 PDF
19(2) Entire Issue - 2 PDF

Editorial Board

19(2) Editorial Board PDF

Table of Contents

19(2) Table of Contents PDF

Note from the Editor

From the Editor PDF
Lorilee Sandmann 1-4

Reflective Essays

Generosity and Faithfulness: A Meditation on Why Place Matters for Higher Education PDF
Paul C. Pribbenow 5-12
Engaged Scholarship and Embedded Librarianship PDF
Nicholas J. Rowland, Jeffrey A. Knapp 15-34

Research Articles

Land-Grant Extension: Defining Public Good and Identifying Pitfalls in Evaluation PDF
Christopher S. Collins 37-64
A Grateful Recollecting: A Qualitative Study of the Long-Term Impact of Service-Learning on Graduates PDF
Ann Fullerton, Vicki L. Reitenauer, Seanna M. Kerrigan 65-92
Reconceptualizing Teacher Education Programs: Applying Dewey’s Theories to Service-Learning With Early Childhood Preservice Teachers PDF
Vickie E. Lake, Christian Winterbottom, Elizabeth A. Ethridge, Loreen Kelly 93-116
Maximizing Future Potential in Physics and STEM: Evaluating a Summer Program Through a Partnership Between Science Outreach and Education Research PDF
Zachary Constan, Justina Judy Spicer 117-136

Projects with Promise

Evaluation of Student Outcomes After Participating in a Medicare Outreach Program PDF
Joshua C. Hollingsworth, Benjamin S. Teeter, Salisa C. Westrick 139-154

Practice Stories from the Field

Reshaping the Boundaries of Community Engagement in Design Education: Global and Local Explorations PDF
Travis L. Hicks, Rebekah Ison Radtke 157-174
Training Neighborhood Residents to Conduct a Survey PDF
Susan Malone Back, Wan-Chun Tseng, Jiaqi Li, Yuanhua Wang, Van Thanh Phan, Ibrahim Halil Yeter 175-194

Book Reviews

Community-Based Archaeology: Research with, by, and for Indigenous and Local Communities PDF
Margaret Brown Vega 197-200
Learning and Teaching Community-Based Research: Linking Pedagogy to Practice PDF
Elizabeth A. Tryon 201-206
Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations PDF
Sally G. Parish 207-210
Experiencing Service-Learning PDF
Glenn Sterner 211-214

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