About This Journal
The RMC Research Corporation, a national leader in program research and evaluation, suggests that service-learning is a high-impact practice that increases student engagement, critical thinking, and retention. It enhances students’ overall academic experience with the foundations to advance further civic engagement and/or employment sustainability. With over 150 classes that incorporate service-learning at Purdue University, there is a need to showcase students’ rich service-learning projects, academic civic engagement and experiential programs.
Students who contribute to PJSL further their community engagement with a mentored, scholarly writing experience - another high-impact practice - through the development, submission, review and formal publication process. Students learn valuable information that will extend throughout their education and employment, and provide a lasting tangible record of their work.