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.





Due Date for Manuscripts – June 1, 2015!

The next quarterly review for research articles is approaching!  The deadline is June 1st!  After this date, the editor and associate editor will conduct an initial review to determine which manuscripts will advance through the peer review process.  All submissions should be publication ready.  Therefore, it is important to ensure it has been thoroughly reviewed and edited.  Please review the guidelines for further information. We look forward to reviewing your research, The Editorial Team.  
Posted: 2015-04-24 More...

Volume 19(1), March 2015 Publication

Volume 19(1), March 2015 of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement has been published.   Lorilee Sandmann introduces this publication by stating, “Messy problems, wicked problems, ill-defined problems, complex problems, systemic problems . . . the long-standing call is for higher education to partner with communities to address such problems.”  Through a series of different perspectives and research, this concept of what forms of engaged scholarship are capable of managing these “messes” are explored.  
Posted: 2015-03-24
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Vol 19, No 1 (2015)

Table of Contents

Entire Issue

19(1) Entire Issue PDF

Editorial Board

19(1) Editorial Board PDF

Table of Contents

19(1) Table of Contents PDF PDF

Note from the Editor

From the Editor PDF
Lorilee R. Sandmann 1-4

Reflective Essays

Systemic Engagement: Universities as Partners in Systemic Approaches to Community Change PDF
Miles A. McNall, Jessica V. Barnes-Najor, Robert E. Brown, Diane M. Doberneck, Hiram E. Fitzgerald 7-32

Research Articles

Leadership for Community Engagement: A Distributive Leadership Perspective PDF
Jia G. Liang, Lorilee R. Sandmann 35-64
Assessing the Impact of Education and Outreach Activities on Research Scientists PDF
Brian M. McCann, Catherine B. Cramer, Lisa G. Taylor 65-78
Reflections Upon Community Engagement: Service-Learning and Its Effect on Political Participation After College PDF
Fletcher Winston 79-104
The Charlotte Action Research Project: A Model for Direct and Mutually Beneficial Community–University Engagement PDF
Elizabeth Morrell, Janni Sorensen, Joe Howarth 105-132

Practice Stories from the Field

The Impact of Socially Engaged Theatre Across Communities: A Tale of Two Slave Cabins PDF
Harrison Long 135-154

Projects with Promise

Portfolio and Certification Programs in Community Engagement as Professional Development for Gradute Students: Lessons Learned from Two Land-Grant Universities PDF
Paul H. Matthews, Anna C. Karls, Diane M. Doberneck, Nicole C. Springer 157-184

Dissertation Overviews

An Action Research Dissertation as a Means of Engaging a Community Leadership Alumni Association PDF
Michael Dillon 187-194

Book Reviews

Transforming Cities and Minds Through the Scholarship of Engagement: Economy, Equity, and Environment PDF
Matthew Hartley 197-200
Learning in the Plural: Essays on the Humanities and Public Life PDF
Andrew J. Pearl 201-210
Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing PDF
Ronald J. Hustedde 211-214

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