The editors of the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (IJSLE) are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a Special Edition of the Journal entitled:
University Engineering Programs That Impact Communities: Critical Analyses and Reflections
Purpose and Scope
The editors seek to promote the scholarship of engagement through the special issue. The goal is to provide readers a ‘snapshot’ of the structure, practices, and methods employed by the various existing programs around the country, including:
a) A description of the model employed by each university (curricular and/or extracurricular)
b) Lessons learned: hurdles, pitfalls
c) Best practices
d) Description of programmatic assessment efforts and the status of such.
Assessment data, research findings, critical analyses or reflections on current programs and/or future directions are encouraged as part of papers. A more detailed list of suggestions for possible manuscript outlines and content can be found by logging on to www.ijsle.org.
The target audiences for the issue are faculty, administrators, and others at universities who:
a) are interested in developing a program in service learning in engineering, learning through service, humanitarian engineering, community-based engineering, tech-based entrepreneurship, etc., or those that
b) seek to adapt/improve their current model of community engagement in engineering.
Manuscript submittal deadline is September 15th, 2014 – with publication planned for December, 2014.