5 June Phi Theta Kappa Publishes Community College Research Journal Tweet June 5, 2019 General Press Releases, Latest News, Civic Scholar, Honors in Action 0 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has published academic research conducted by students at 16 community colleges in Civic Scholar: Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Undergraduate Research. This is the first journal of its kind, showcasing the undergraduate research and community engagement of two-year college students. View the journal. Civic Scholar features 16 research projects by PTK chapters across the country on a wide range of topics, including “Transforming Health through Music Therapy” and “Bridging the Gap Between Immigrants and Citizens.” More than 465 submissions were received for possible inclusion in the second edition of Civic Scholar. The journal is made possible by support from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. “This journal is the only one of its kind and features the research of our most outstanding students as they examine and improve issues within their colleges, communities, and world,” PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “We are proud to showcase their good and important work, and we are grateful to the Cooke Foundation for helping us share this work with others.” Research was conducted as part of Phi Theta Kappa’s honors program, Honors in Action, and based on the topic, Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change. The works published in Civic Scholar include both substantive research and community engagement — chapters ultimately turned their research into action by using their findings to fill specific community needs. “In publishing this journal, we hope to demonstrate something we have always known to be true: community college students are innovative scholars,” said Dr. Blake Ellis, PTK’s senior associate vice president of student engagement. “They are conducting research that matters, drawing conclusions that reshape our understanding of the world, and taking action that leaves a lasting impact.” The Phi Theta Kappa chapters featured in Civic Scholar are: Alpha Epsilon Phi Bergen Community College New Jersey Beta Zeta Mu Western Iowa Tech Community College Iowa Alpha Rho Lambda Jackson College Michigan Beta Zeta Nu Cañada College California Omicron Psi Grayson College Texas Omicron Zeta Somerset Community College Kentucky Alpha Sigma Zeta Onondaga Community College New York Alpha Rho Pi Northwestern Michigan College Michigan Alpha Sigma Rho Reading Area Community College Pennsylvania Beta Gamma Zeta Ivy Tech Community College Indiana Alpha Kappa Alpha Normandale Community College Minnesota Alpha Iota Chi Northeast State Community College Tennessee Rho Kappa Elgin Community College Illinois Beta Alpha Tau Community College of Baltimore County Maryland Alpha Delta Eta Kankakee Community College Illinois Beta Eta Xi Cloud County Community College Kansas Comments are closed.