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.
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.
Communications and Membership Committee
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.
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 is a community of graduate students from all over the world who are interested in advancing research on service-learning and community engagement from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We are an active, evolving, member driven network with new ideas and an environment that values and appreciates your ideas. As an affiliate community of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) we provides access to the following:
- Research advancement opportunities
- Professional development workshops at the annual IARSLCE conference
- A graduate-student only listserv
- Mentoring opportunities with established scholars
- Professional development workshops throughout the year
With specific questions or to join, please e-mail Lori Kniffin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include your graduate program and institution.