Resources

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From examples of syllabi to conference information, the following links information of interest to new and experienced community learning practitioners. (Note: In these documents, service learning and community learning are used interchangeably.)

Community Learning in Higher Education

Youth Service, National Service, and Community Learning Organizations

Person to Person Advice & Guidance

    • CCLL at SJSU
      An on campus resource center that can provide help with site placement and sponsors several SJSU service programs
    • National Service-Learning Exchange
      A network of over 450 volunteer Peer Mentors with experience in service learning

Community Partner Site/Volunteer Information

Conferences

    • AAHE: Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards
      Forum for giving give status, direction, and practical guidance to the nationally emerging reexamination of faculty expectations, evaluation, and rewards
    • Campus Compact - Continuums of Service
      Four state coalition of ninety-two higher education institutions that seek to increase campus-wide participation in community and public service and to integrate service learning into the curriculum
    • American Association of Community Colleges
      Great conference calendar
    • Conferences by Academic Discipline
      Conferences may offer faculty ideas and venues for presentation of service learning activities & scholarship
    • Engaged Department Conference
      Offered by CSU Chancellor's office to support university departments making a commitment to service learning - check with the SJSU Center for Service Learning for details.
    • Educators for Community Engagement
    • National Service-Learning Conference
      The National Service-Learning Conference highlights and promotes service learning as a way of teaching and learning that builds academic and citizenship skills while renewing communities
    • National Society for Experiential Education
      Membership association offering professional development in experiential education

Publications

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    • Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
      Peer-reviewed journal consisting of articles written by faculty and service learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the service learning community
    • Advances in Education Research, Natl. Library of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Dept. of Education
    • Service-Learning Bookshelf
      A reference book with descriptions of 171 nonfiction, picture books, and novels selected to enhance your service learning activities