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The CU Libraries offer an extensive collection of books and e-books on S-L.

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More Resources for Academic Service-Learning

The Office of Academic Service-Learning works to support faculty in utilizing S-L pedagogy and to encourage greater community engagement on campus. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of professional development opportunities for faculty, including individual consultations, S-L course development workshops, and interdisciplinary field trips into the community.

Still need more information? Check out the resources below to learn more about best practices in S-L, communities of practice, and other resources to help make your course idea a reality.

Selected Readings in Academic Service-Learning

Selected Readings in Academic Service-Learning

Selected Readings in Academic Service-Learning

The OASL has a number of discipline-specific service-learning guides in our office. For assistance in accessing these texts, please contact us. The following readings are available through the Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library or for free online:

Amerson, R. (2014). Research-based recommendations for implementing international service-learning. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(2), 175–179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2013.09.006

Carney, W. (2014). Keyword essay: Critical service learning. Community Literacy Journal, 99(1), 79-83, DOI: 10.1353/clj.2014.0016

Felten, P., & Clayton, P.H. (2011). Service-learning. New Directions for Teaching And Learning, 128, 75-84. DOI: 10.1002/tl.470

Grabbatin, B., & Fickey, A. (2012) Service-learning: Critical traditions and geographic pedagogy. Journal of Geography, 111(6), 254-260. DOI: 10.1080/00221341.2012.694465

Howard, J. (Ed.). (2001). Michigan journal of community service learning: Service-learning course design workbook. Ann Arbor, MI: OSCL Press.

Ivey, J. (2011). Demystifying research: Service-learning research. Pediatric Nursing, 37(2).

Medina, A., & Gordon, L. (2014). Service learning, phonemic perception, and learner motivation: A quantitative study. Foreign Language Annals, 47(2), pp. 357–371. DOI: 10.1111/flan.12086

Mitchell, T.D. (2008). Traditional vs. Critical service-learning: Engaging the literature to differentiate two models. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 50-65.

Rooks, D., & Winkler, C. (2012). Learning interdisciplinarity: Service learning and the promise of interdisciplinary teaching. Teaching Sociology, 40(1), 2-20. DOI: 10.1177/0092055X11418840

Ruppert, N. (2013). The value of fieldwork and service learning. Action in Teacher Education, 35, 489–502. DOI: 10.1080/01626620.2013.846767

Schofield, R., Allan, M., Jewiss, T., Hunter, A., Sinclair, N., Diamond, A., & Sidwell, C. (2013). Knowing self and caring through service learning. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1), 267–274. DOI: 10.1515/ijnes-2013-0009.

Trail Ross, M.E. (2012). Linking classroom learning to the community through service learning. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 29(1), 53-60. DOI: 10.1080/07370016.2012.645746

Publications & Research

International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the publication of high quality research focused on service-learning, campus-community engagement, and the promotion of active and effective citizenship through education.

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship The mission of this journal is to provide "a mechanism through which faculty, staff, and students of academic institutions and their community partners disseminate scholarly works from all academic disciplines with the goal of integrating teaching, research, and community engagement."

Journal of Community Practice

Journal of Community Practice

Journal of Community Practice Discusses the development, debate and exchange of ideas on community practice in research, theory development, intervention models, curriculum development, and teaching.

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement serves "as the premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities."

Metropolitan Universities Journal

Metropolitan Universities Journal

Metropolitan Universities Journal: Published by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on behalf of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU). Each themed issue reports in-depth on theoretical and applied aspects affecting colleges and universities. Articles are contributed by top scholars and administrators who bring diverse institutional perspectives to their ideas.

Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning

Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning

Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning: Articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the service-learning community.

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: Peer-reviewed articles focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners; or examining practices across disciplines or campuses; or exploring international networks are all encouraged.

Professional Associations & Coalitions

Association of American Colleges & Universities

Association of American Colleges & Universities

AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. AAC&U initiatives relevant to academic-service learning include:

Campus Compact

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact enables campuses to develop students' citizenship skills and forge effective community partnerships.

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) was founded with the purpose of bringing together leaders and scholars of urban and metropolitan universities to share, discuss, and debate important issues facing our unique institutions and the cities we serve.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC)

Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC)

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) is composed of higher education member institutions, a mix of state-public and private institutions. Their goal is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.

Imagining America

Imagining America

Imagining America is a consortium of universities and organizations dedicated to advancing the public and civic purposes of humanities, arts, and design.

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement. They promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.

The Democracy Project

The Democracy Project

The American Democracy Project is a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.