The Journal of Creative Inquiry (JCI) is a publication that promotes scholarly undergraduate research and creative activities, collectively called creative inquiry, by publishing these works and highlighting advancements at Tennessee Tech University (TTU). Our inclusive definition of creative inquiry covers all fields of study, including the physical and natural sciences, business, education, the visual and performing arts, social sciences, nursing, and humanities.
JCI accepts submissions produced in all disciplines by any TTU undergraduate student, as well as by recent graduates. We encourage multiple authors on submissions, and except for art and the humanities where it is not deemed appropriate, the faculty research mentor/advisor should also be one of the authors.
Creative Inquiry: The process of exploring issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence including combining or synthesizing existing ideas, products, or expertise in original ways to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.