Faculty Service Learning Guide
Campus Compact has a large database of service-learning syllabi in all disciplines. Use the link below to find syllabi related to your field.
Through The Resource Center, you can search and access online training tools, event calendars, and effective practices, as well as a catalogue of printed publications and videos available on loan. In addition, the Resource Center serves as a learning exchange where individual programs can share their innovations and effective practices with others. The Resource Center's content is generated by a network of more than 20 training and technical assistance providers.
Campus Compact is a coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents — representing some 6 million students — who are committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. As the only national association dedicated to this mission, Campus Compact is a leader in building civic engagement into campus and academic life. This website contains resources, opportunities, and other items of interest for UCD faculty.
The Clearinghouse maintains a website with timely information and relevant resources to support service-learning programs, practitioners, and researchers. The Clearinghouse operates a national email discussion lists for K-12, tribes and territories, and higher education service-learning to encourage discussions and the exchange of ideas.
The National Service-Learning Exchange offers free one-to-one assistance to anyone interested in service-learning. Just call or email the Exchange, and you will be matched with a staff person or peer mentor who has the right skills to meet your needs.
This website provides lists of Service-Learning Principles of Best Practices including: Principles of Good Practice in Combining Service and Learning, Principles of Good Practice in Community Service-Learning Pedagogy, Standards of Quality for School-Based and Community-Based Service Learning, and Considerations in Planning Service-Learning Experience.
The Partnership is a national network of members dedicated to advancing service-learning as a core part of every young person's education. This website provides both tips and resources for UC Denver faculty.
A nonprofit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. They are a growing network of over 1,500 communities and campuses that are collaborating to promote health through service-learning, community-based participatory research, broad-based coalitions and other partnership strategies.
A nonprofit membership association of educators, businesses, and community leaders. NSEE also serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.
PARE stands for Preparation, Action, Reflection, and Evaluation. This is a learning model that defines service learning and its applications on all levels of participation.
Ideas for specific academic disciplines.
Provides information for faculty on ways to incorporate service-learning into courses, frequently asked questions and issues for various disciplines.
Summary of the findings of service-learning research in higher education over the past few years. This also includes an annotated bibliography. It is designed to provide a quick overview of where we are in the field today and a map to the literature.
A summary of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s “Service Works:” A Retrospective Evaluation of Higher Education Service Programs
Excerpts from: Praxis I: A Faculty Casebook on Community Service Learning by Jeffrey Howard
This website lists the key elements that make for effective service-learning programs, provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Opportunities to Publish
The MJCSL is a peer-reviewed academic journal containing papers written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the service-learning community. The site also contains abstracts of MJCSL articles and information on subscribing and submitting manuscripts.