Resources For Faculty

We just received the information on the CHE Service-Learning Award. Click on this link to go to the online Nomination form.  or feel free to click on the pdf and fill in the information on the form and print it for your Department Chair to sign.

Nomination Form (PDF)

Listserv for Community- Engaged Scholarship – “provides a venue for sharing information and resources concerning the academic review and reward system for faculty involved in community-based participatory research, service-learning and other forms of "community-engaged scholarship.”
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History of Service-Learning

Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has some resources which might prove useful.

History page,

History of Service-Learning in Higher Education

Brief History of the Major Developments of the Partnership for Service Learning
Civic Education Through National Service: Lessons from American History
Civic Service Worldwide: Impacts And Inquiry

Community Service Learning as Democratic Education in South Africa and the United States
Emerson's Prophesy
Formative Years: Lessons from a Decade in the Service-Learning Field
Good Citizen: A History of American Civic Life
History of Character Education
History of the Service Learning Requirement in Maryland
Jane Addams and the Origins of Service-Learning
Roots of Service
Service Learning in Civic Education: A Concept with Long, Sturdy Roots
Service-Learning as a Tool of Engagement: From Thomas Aquinas to Che Guevara
Service-Learning: History, Theory, and Issues
Unrecognized Roots of Service-Learning in African American Social Thought and Action, 1890-1930

Academic Articles

The Fall 2103 volume of the International Undergraduate Journal on Service-learning, Leadership, and Social Change is now online.  You can access at .
Ned Laff, Senior Lecturer
Sophomore and Junior Seminars
Columbia College

Service-Learning as Creative Productivity
by Jane Newman and Larry Bailis

Cultural-Based Service-Learning as a Transformative Learning Experience for Undergraduate Students and Community Recipients
by Lori Simons, Elizabeth Williams, Nancy Hirshinger-Blank, Kimyette Willis, Cassandra Dry, Courtnery Floyd, and Brittany Russell

Youth-Led Articles

Youth-Led Action Research, Planning & Evaluation (Youth REP): A Vehicle for Service-Learning and Community Change
by Tee J. Tagor and Sergio Cuellar

Book Review

Youth Participatory Evaluation: Strategies for Engaging Young People
Reviewed by Robert Shumer

 Service- Learning Organizations

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 950 college and university presidents - representing some 5 million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.

This site is designed for college and university presidents, provosts, chief academic officers, and deans who wish to deepen the civic education of their students and to increase the engagement of their institutions with their local communities.

NYLC welcomes you to our new online Resource Center — a highly searchable, interactive service-learning library — at

The Resource Center draws upon more than 20 years worth of NYLC writings, including key articles, excerpts from books, research and training materials; writings by leaders in the service-learning movement; and project examples from across the country. But the Resource Center is not just a place to find materials; it's a place to contribute.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has several relevant fact sheets:

American Association of Higher Education
This is an 18-volume series designed to provide resources to faculty wishing to explore community-based learning in and through the individual academic disciplines. Currently exists for the following subjects: accounting, biology, communication studies, composition, engineering, environmental studies, history, management, medical education, nursing, peace studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, teacher education and womens' studies. (The monograph series is available in Belk Library. Search by author AAHE to locate.)

International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership

National Society for Experiential Education

Includes information on publications and resources, conferences and special projects.


Risk Management and Liability in Higher Education Service-Learning

Transportation to service sites and liability issues to the University --

Also California Campus Compact has a helpful resource called "Serving Safely" and I've included the link to an order form:

Research Standards and Protection of Human Subjects:

Promotion,Tenure and Review Process

Kellogg Commission Report  Document on promotion & tenure review process.

Scholarship in Public  Document on promotion & tenure review process.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Guidelines that are available from Service-Learning and Community-Based Research Manual:


"Online database Helps Community-Engaged Faculty Members Connect with Mentors and Portfolio Reviewers"

Discipline specific resources for course development

Association for Psychological Science

Article titled "Integrating Service-Learning Into Psychology Courses" by Elizabeth Weiss Ozorak.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Community-Campus partnerships for Health is a non-profit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. Become a member today at

CCPH is the Higher Education Senior Program Adviser for the Learn and Serve America National Service-Learning Clearinghouse. Visit the Clearinghouse at

Methods in Community-based Participatory Research for Health
Edited by Barbara A. Israel DrPH, Eugenia Eng DrPH, Amy J. Schulz PhD, Edith A. Parker DrPH

Written by distinguished experts in the field, this book shows how researchers, practitioners, and community partners can work together to establish and maintain equitable partnerships using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to increase knowledge and improve health and well-being of the communities involved.  What distinguishes CBPR from other approaches to research is the active engagement of all partners in the process.

This book provides a comprehensive and thorough presentation of CBPR study designs, specific data collection and analysis methods, and innovative partnership structures and process methods. This book informs students, practitioners, researchers, and community members about methods and applications needed to conduct CBPR in the widest range of research areas?including social determinants of health, health disparities, health promotion, community interventions, disease management, health services and environmental health.

To order a copy:
CCPH members and listserv subscribers receive a 15% discount when you order through Community-Campus Partnerships for Health's website at

For examination request, please email Jessica Egbert at  Please include the following information: course name, estimated class size, date when taught, institution name, mailing address, phone number and email.

Stay on top of the latest news and funding announcements in CBPR:  Join the free CBPR listserv today at


Reflection in Service-Learning

Facilitating Reflection: A Manual for Leaders and Educators
Written and compiled by Julie Reed and Christopher Koliba. Click on the title to go to the manual. The manual includes different reflection activities to use with students as well as information on additional alternative forms of reflection.