Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Partnerships recognizes that successful engaged learning depends on effective partnerships between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more. The articles in this peer-reviewed journal focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve such partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners; or examining practices across disciplines or campuses; or exploring international networks, are all encouraged. 

We appreciate the financial support from sponsors to ensure we can publish Partnerships without a subscription fee for scholars working to advance new knowledge, address current issues, and offer critical perspectives surrounding campus-community partnerships. 

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New users: To be able to view the journal, or submit a manuscript for review, please register by sending your contact information - name, institutional affiliation, and email address - to editor, Spoma Jovanovic (



Statement on the Future of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement


We regret to announce that Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, NC Campus Compact's peer-reviewed online journal, will cease publication after the Spring 2020 issue. Since launching in 2009, Partnerships has contributed greatly to the higher education service-learning and community engagement field - nationally and internationally - by producing articles demonstrating how theories and practices can inform and improve partnerships, connections, and collaborations between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more. However, after an in-depth review of NC Campus Compact programs and initiatives, by staff and the Advisory Council, it was determined that Partnerships funding would be redirected to promoting the scholarship of engagement in North Carolina through initiatives focused specifically on North Carolina colleges and universities. 

Thank you to all those who have contributed to and supported the journal over the years, including Appalachian State University, who hosted the journal from 2009 to 2012 and UNC Greensboro who has hosted since 2012. We have to extend our heartfelt gratitude to former Executive Director, Dr. Lisa Keyne, and participants in teh Faculty Development Initiative who initially conceived of the journal in 2007 and brought it into fruition in 2009. Thank you also to Dr. Norman Clark, Appalachian State University, who served as the initial "Technical Director" to ensure Partnerships was fully online. 

We are especially grateful to our three editors: Dr. Tracy Espy, Pfeiffer University (2009-11), Dr. Beth Warner, Elon University (who helped during the transition) and Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, UNC Greensboro (2012-present). Through her tireless effort and dedication, Dr. Jovanovic has played a vital role in keeping Partnerships strong and relevant over the years. We also appreciate all the graduate students who have served as Editorial Assistants working on the technical details of journal management and coordinating publication communication with authors. 

Thank you to our reviewers, authors, and our outstanding Editorial Board: 
 Stephen Bloch-Schulman, Elon University
 Robert G. Bringle, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis 
 Jessica Katz Jameson, North Carolina State University 
 Hollyce (Sherry) Giles, Guilford College
 Rebecca J. Dumlao, East Carolina University
 Lisa Keyne, Collaboratory
 Michael Kimball, University of Northern Colorado
 Jennifer Scott Mobley, Grove City College
 Judith A. Ramaley, Portland State University

Posted: 2020-01-07

General Call for Manuscripts


Partnerships will publish our final issue in Spring 2020 i and thus no new submissions for review will be accepted after 1/30/20.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Campus Compact invite submissions to Partnerships, a multi-disciplinary, open access, and peer-reviewed periodical. 

Partnerships provides college and university scholars a forum for publishing research related to the varied campus-community relationships that emphasize connections and collaborations in service-learning and community engagement.

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Vol 10, No 2 (2019)

Table of Contents

Editorial Team

Editorial Team
Editorial Assistant

From the Editor

From The Editor
Spoma Jovanovic


Kathy Marie Bussert-Webb, María Elena De La O
Karen Pritchard, Betsy A. Bowen
Joseph Hampton Holland, Phillis L. George, Karson M. Nelson

Book Reviews

Cristiane Damasceno
Vincent Russell
Dillon Fishman
Sarah Hollingsworth


About the Contributors
Editorial Assistant