Purpose and Scope
The special edition seeks manuscripts which focus on three areas. These are listed below along with possible areas of concentration:
1. Assessment of Service Learning in Engineering (SLE)
a. Methods and results of assessment of student learning
b. Methods and results of assessment of community impacts
c. Methods and results of assessment of impacts on the University, College, Department and Employers
d. How might SLE practices be changing what and how we assess in engineering education?
2. Scholarship of Service Learning in Engineering
a. What is SLE ‘scholarship’ as related to service learning in engineering?
b. P&T committees and the review process – what is SLE ‘value’?
c. Comparison of publications valued by the SLE community and those valued by P&T committees
d. Other avenues to scholarship: conferences, books, grants, workshops, etc.
e. Comparisons with service-learning in other disciplines, what is the state of the art, what can engineering learn from other disciplines?
3. Interdisciplinary Engagement
a. Examples of technically rigorous engineering research with strong socioeconomic context
b. Entrepreneurship and SLE
c. Curricular models of ‘breaking down the silos’ with SLE
Manuscript submittal deadline is August 30 with publication planned for December, 2013.