The Association pursues its objectives through various strategies, programs, and activities that support research and information exchange, member involvement, and dissemination.
- Sponsorship of the annual International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community
- Engagement to fostering of information sharing and networking;
- Dissemination of findings and methods through an annual edited volume derived from the conference;
- Creation and management of mailing lists, listservs, and an Internet website;
- Collaboration with education, research and professional associations and networks to support service-learning and community engagement;
- Generation of funding for relevant association activities;
- Support for awards and recognition of achievements.
IARSLCE seeks participation from its members in all of its committees. If you are interested in joining a committee as an active contributor, please contact the committee chair listed below:
Board Development Committee
The Board Development Committee is responsible for the development of the IARSLCE board.
Contact: Glenn Bowen
The Fundraising Committee is charged with responsibility for all activities related to fundraising. The duties of the committee include proposing organizational partnerships and soliciting sponsorships.
Capacity Building Programming Committee
The Capacity Building Programming committee serves to better leverage, develop, share, and promote activities/programs that build the capacity of the membership to produce research and scholarship on service-learning and community engagement across various paradigms of research, as aligned with the Association’s mission and the 2014 Reaffirmation Statement vision.
International Initiatives Committee
The International Initiatives Committee works to incorporate international perspectives and issues into all of IARSLCE’s core functions and activities. The Committee maximizes global membership, involvement, and discussion on the IARSLCE Board of Directors;, and cultivates greater presence of IARSLCE within regions of the world that are developing service-learning and community engagement.
The Communications and Membership Committee is responsible for external communications with potential and current members. The committee works to expand marketing materials and manages the development of the IARSLCE website.
Contact: Tim Eatman
Contact: Burt Bargerstock
IARSLCE invites members to participate in the review process that will determine the recipients for the recognitions and scholarships the Association will confer this year. Review committees are comprised of Board members, past recipients, and IARSLCE members in good standing.
Ideal reviewers have a record of research in service-learning or community engagement, have been involved with the Association for two or more years, and have no conflicts of interest within the category they review. We encourage graduate students to apply to serve as reviewers.
If you are interested in serving, please submit electronically to email@example.com: (a) your name, role/position, and contact information, (b) a brief description of your previous and/or desired involvement with IARSLCE, (c) and a ranking of your review assignment preferences across the 5 committees (first choice, second choice, third choice, etc. across: graduate student scholarships, dissertation, community-engaged research team, early career, and distinguished career).
Publications and Scholarship Committee
The Publications and Scholarship Committee is responsible for development and editing of the IARSLCE journal. The committee is comprised of members with journal review and editing expertise, published authors, and those with knowledge of working with publishers.
Graduate Student Network
The Graduate Student Network (GradSN) is an affiliate community of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE). This group is open to all emerging scholars who are interested in service-learning and community engagement including current graduate students (master’s and doctoral), prospective graduate students, students in between graduate programs, or recent graduates.
The vision of the GradSN is to inspire the next generation of emerging scholars in the field of service-learning and community engagement.
The mission of the IARSLCE Graduate Student Network (GradSN) is to cultivate a community of emerging scholars in the field of service-learning and community engagement (SLCE). We do this by providing support to emerging scholars through professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Our community strives to be international, diverse, and inclusive. It also recognizes different conceptualizations of scholarship and work in SLCE including varied methodologies, practices, and points of view. Finally, the GradSN advances the mission of IARSLCE through the scholarship and professional development of emerging scholars in the field of SLCE.
We support emerging scholars through:
- Professional development workshops at the annual IARSLCE conference
- Mentoring opportunities with established scholars
- Professional development workshops throughout the year
- A graduate student only listserv
- Research advancement opportunities
Have questions? Interested in joining? E-mail Trina Van Schyndel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include your graduate program and institution. Membership in IARSLCE is not required to join the GradSN.
Steering Committee Executive Committee
Chair: Trina Van Schyndel, Michigan State University
Chair-Elect: Elisabeth Fornaro, Temple University
Immediate Past-Chair: Lori Kniffin, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Membership Coordinator: Shelli Garland, Trinity College Dublin
Member-At-Large: Charlene VanLeeuwen, University of Prince Edward Island
Member-At-Large: Colette Ankenman, University of California – Davis
Member-At-Large: Jacquie Lonning, University of Minnesota