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Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Undergraduate Research

Civic Scholar: Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Undergraduate Research is the first journal of its kind featuring substantive research and community engagement by community college scholars.

Projects selected for publication in Civic Scholar begin as chapters’ investigations into Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Study Topic. Chapters then narrow their focus to a particular theme and develop research questions related to their chosen theme. Ultimately, students turn their research into action by using their findings to fill specific community needs.

The interdisciplinary projects found in Civic Scholar demonstrate the innovation found in today’s community colleges. Here scholars are conducting research that matters, drawing conclusions that reshape our understanding of the world, and taking action that leaves a lasting impact.

To be considered for publication in Civic Scholar, a chapter must submit a Hallmark Awards entry for the chapter’s Honors in Action project.

The journal is made possible by support from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.