Community engagement and service learning are long-standing high-impact educational practices that have demonstrated value for students, faculty, higher education institutions, community organizations, states, regions, and nations. The societal focus on social justice movements, public health and the pandemic, and environmental issues has created unprecedented opportunities for engaging undergraduates in community-based research. These developments have highlighted community needs for certain types of data and projects as well as nurtured new forms of community engagement such as social entrepreneurship.
SPUR invites articles and vignettes for its spring 2022 issue that explore community-based research in higher education today, focusing on the innovative contributions of this educational practice to undergraduate research experiences within curricular and experiential settings. Four to five articles of 2000–3500 words each are sought that examine some aspect of undergraduate research in community-based settings. In addition, vignettes of 300 words are invited that offer succinct, creative approaches to the theme. Topics of interest might include the following:
Submission Details. Submit a 300- to 500-word prospectus to https://spur.msubmit.net by March 1, 2021, describing the focus of the proposed article or vignette. Please indicate in the prospectus whether the proposed piece is an article or a vignette. Invited authors will be notified by March 15, 2021. Final articles and vignettes will be due by May 31, 2021.
Editor-in-Chief, Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research
Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Valdosta State University
1500 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31698