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Community Service-Learning Overview Sheet (pdf file)

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International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)

  • Promotes research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement
  • Promotes the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system
  • In order to advance the fields of service-learning and community engagement research across the educational spectrum (primary, secondary, post-secondary, and further education).

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)

  • Promotes health (broadly defined) through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.
  • Over 1,800 communities and campuses across North America and the world that are collaborating to promote health through service-learning, community-based participatory research, broad-based coalitions and other partnership strategies.

Service-Learning Resources at CCPH

Learn and Serve America

    • Supports and encourages service-learning throughout the United States through grants, training and technical assistance, collection and dissemination of knowledge and research, and recognition of outstanding youth service.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (United States)

Website with timely information and relevant resources to support service-learning programs, practitioners, and researchers.

Key CSL Resources and Publications:

Campus Compact (United States)

Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,200 college and university presidents in the United States — representing some 6 million students — dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.

Key CSL Resources and Publications:

American Association For Higher Education & Accreditation – Service-Learning in the Disciplines

  • Frequently cited monograph series on service-learning in the academic disciplines.
  • National membership organization dedicated to improving the quality of higher education in America.
  • Its members include higher education faculty, administration and students, as well as foundation leaders and policymakers the government, media and business sectors
  • A set of eighteen monographs, each focusing on the why and how of service-learning within a particular discipline.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

Since 1994, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) has been the premiere peer-reviewed journal publishing articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues related to academic (curriculum-based) service-learning in higher education. To keep up with the expansion in the civic engagement field, beginning with volume 15 the MJCSL will expand its purview to include articles focused on:

  • University-community partnerships
  • Engaged/public scholarship (work which involves and benefits a community AND advances a faculty member’s scholarship or creative work)
  • Academic (curriculum-based) service-learning

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Eduction (CAS)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) has been the pre-eminent force for promoting standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs since its inception in 1979. For the ultimate purpose of fostering and enhancing student learning, development, and achievement and in general to promote good citizenship, CAS continues to create and deliver a dynamic and credible Book of Professional Standards and Guidelines and Self-Assessment Guides that are designed to lead to a host of quality-controlled programs and services. These standards respond to real-time student needs, the requirements of sound pedagogy, and the effective management of more than 30 functional areas, consistent with institutional missions.

National Youth Leadership Council (United States)

For more than 25 years, NYLC has led a movement that links youth, educators, and communities to redefine the roles of young people in society. That movement is service-learning, and it empowers youth to transform themselves from recipients of information and resources into valuable, contributing members of a democracy.

The Council on Higher Education (South Africa) – Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC)

The South African Council on Higher Education (CHE) is an independent statutory body responsible for advising the Minister of Education on all matters related to higher education policy issues, and for quality assurance in higher education and training. CHE has one permanent committee, the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC). The CHE’s statutory responsibility for the promotion and assurance of quality in higher education is carried out by the HEQC.