About the Series

The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) Open Access Book Series features concise, peer-reviewed books (both authored books and edited collections) for a multi-disciplinary, international, higher education audience interested in research-informed engaged learning practices.

The CEL Open Access Book Series offers an alternate publishing option for high-quality engaged learning books that align with the Center’s mission, goals, and initiatives, and that experiment with genre or medium in ways that take advantage of an online and open-access format.

CEL is committed to making these publications freely available to a global audience.

Books are hosted as PDF or HTML texts on the Center for Engaged Learning’s website and are paired with additional open-access resources (e.g., videos, discussion questions, etc.).

Book authors/editors who publish in the series will join a community of scholars focused on engaged learning, with series books collectively marketed to faculty, staff, and administrators across higher education institution types around the globe.

The Series Editors

  • provide formative feedback to guide revisions and to help authors/editors embrace the affordances of open-access publications,
  • collaborate with book authors/editors on promoting their books to a broad, international audience of stakeholders in higher education,
  • offer strategies for showcasing books in conference presentations, and
  • support the development of robust supplemental resources that extend readers’ use and discussion of the books.