Arcadia Begins Online Journal for Student Scholarly and Creative Work

By Purnell T. Cropper | April 13, 2010

Arcadia University is pleased to announce The Compass: Arcadia University’s Global Journal of Student Scholarly and Creative Work. An online journal, The Compass is a showcase for the work of Arcadia students, both those enrolled on the Glenside campus as well as those studying in The College of Global Studies programs around the world.

The Compass: Arcadia University’s Global Journal of Student Scholarly and Creative Work provides a great opportunity for students not only to develop their intellectual, creative, and scholarly skills but to learn an important rule of the academe: Excellence in scholarship must be adjudicated in the public arena,” says Dr. Steve O. Michael, Provost and Academic Vice President. “Working under the tutelage of their faculty advisers, Arcadia students can begin to build their résumés and lay the foundation for productive lives of scholarship. I am pleased that the journal is under one of Arcadia’s veteran scholars, Dr. Jeff Shultz.”

“We are writing to you today to urge you to submit your work for consideration for publication in The Compass,” says Shultz, Assistant Provost for Special Projects. “To give you an idea of what we’re looking for, the words ‘scholarly and creative work’ encompass all sorts of products. While traditional scholarly articles in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, etc. will be considered, so will critical reflection essays, photo essays, fiction and poetry, and films and multi-media projects.”

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two faculty members, who will recommend acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection. Submission decisions will be made quickly to ensure that the material remains topical and timely. Once accepted, a submission will be added to the journal so that there will be a continuous influx of new material.

For more information, go to “There you will find a mock-up of what the journal will look like,” says Shultz. “To learn more about the journal, click on the About The Compass link at the top of page. To find out how to submit your work, click on the Submit Your Work link at top of the page or the button on the right side of the page. We hope you will consider The Compass as a place to share your best work. The Editorial Board looks forward to receiving your submissions.”

For more information, contact Shultz at