From the Editor: Navigating eJOPA Transitions

Andrew P. Lokie, Jr.

In the last issue of the eJournal of Public Affairs—“Public Engagement and Literary Research” (volume 6, number 2)—we announced the launch of our new website: https://ejournalofpublicaffairs.org

The Public and Private Spirit of Engagement

Darrell Hamlin

One student’s honesty had allowed all of them to consider, without the anxiety of judgment, what they thought about what was going on inside themselves. Something had happened. That something was civic engagement


Developing a “Sense of Community”: Exploring a Cognitive Component of Civic Engagement

Tabitha Underwood

While not prescriptive in its analysis and propositions, the article poses questions for thoughtful reflection on civic engagement in higher education

Rethinking Service-Learning: Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Student Affairs

Tamara J. Lynn

Although the service-learning literature has clearly demonstrated the importance of reflection in connecting service to learning, this is often a difficult task for faculty. As colleges and universities continue to promote civic engagement through a wide array of service activities, in the classroom, and increasingly through co-curricular projects, greater emphasis needs to be placed on reflecting well. 

Civic Intentions and Actions: Exploring Civic Engagement among College Students in Mainland China

Jonathan F. Zaff, Jingtong Pan, Wei Zhang and Shuangju Zhen

For the study discussed in this article, the authors developed a survey instrument to assess civic engagement among college students in China


Book Review: Scientists, Experts, and Civic Engagement: Walking a Fine Line

D. Alexander Wait

Crossing the line from academic circles or “silos” into the civic arena is called “academic public engagement”