Service Learning & Community Engagement Case-Study Competition
Information & Guidelines
DEADLINE: December 1, 2018

The newly implemented peer-reviewed Case Study Competition is meant to be an innovative parallel to the traditional scholarship that applicants submit for peer-review in the Debut or Open Research Paper Competition. It’s meant to offer a more scholarly destination for those who engage in Service-Learning and/or Community-Engaged Scholarship projects.

And it is a competition: The winner receives a $ TBD amount, and a TBD number of accepted submissions will comprise a top case-study panel at BEA 2019 … similar to what’s done with the top research papers. Moreover, some accepted may not “make it” into the panel, but the reviewers may opt to include it as part of the Scholar-To-Scholar poster session.

Any/All applicants who wish to submit their SL&CE case study for peer review should compose it and plan to structure it in accordance to the predetermined guidelines. These guidelines blend the categories utilized for the Research Paper Competition with those used in the review stages of the “Journal of Media Education” creative-scholarship issue.

Any/All applicants who wish to submit their SL&CE case study for peer review should plan to structure it in accordance to these predetermined guidelines listed below. These guidelines blend the categories utilized for the Research Paper Competition with those used in the review stages of the Journal of Media Education creative-scholarship issue.

Similar to traditional research, each creative-scholarship case study should include an Abstract with no more than 75-100 words.  Abstracts should be submitted through the All Academic site.   

Please upload a PDF or Word Doc to All Academic with the information listed below:

1. Problem Statement / Introduction to the Topic or Issue — INCLUDE CITATIONS

  • What is the topic or issue?
  • Why does it matter?
  • Why was creative scholarship necessary to address the problem?

2. Literature Review — or Background Research — INCLUDE CITATIONS

  • What has already been done or researched about this topic / issue?
  • How did knowledge of past research + existing data inform the creative element(s)?

3. Approach / Method to Address Problem

  • Who are the “players” involved?
    • Identification of (community) partner(s)
    • Role(s) of (community) partner(s)
    • Process to recruit students
    • Role(s) of students
  • Pedagogical Logistics
    • How many academic credits?
    • Meeting schedule with partner(s)?
    • Meeting schedule with student(s)?
    • How were students graded / assessed for their contributions?

4. Creative Element(s)

  • What did you ultimately create?
  • How was it distributed?

5. Discussion

  • Impact
    • Who was affected by this creative scholarship?
      • Include faculty, partner(s), students, general community
    • How were they affected?
  • How is this creative scholarship (or case study) limited?  Where could it improve?  Or have been done differently?
  • How do the creative element(s) add to the existing body of scholarship re: this topic or issue?
  • What happens next?  Future steps, goals, etc.

Questions?  Email Candace Egan candace@csufresno.edu or Adam Kuban ajkuban@bsu.edu.

To submit, visit the BEA2019 on All Academic.  Use your BEA member login and password and follow the links to “Submit a Paper/Panel” and the Service Learning & Community Engagement interest division.