The field of service learning has grown rapidly over the past decade. There are many resources available on the web that provide support for service learning efforts. These include programs focusing on topics such as: social justice, civic engagement, experiential learning, diversity learning, community service and volunteerism.
Service Learning Links
Best Practices for Risk Management in Service Learning Manual
In April 2001, a systemwide meeting brought together risk managers and service-learning directors from many CSU campuses to discuss how to manage risk in service learning.
The Best Practices for Managing Risk in Service Learning manual contains forms, checklists, and descriptions that can be used to help build new service-learning partnerships with community-based organizations, examine existing partnerships, and create positive, safe, out-of-classroom learning experiences for all service-learning students. The CSUMB University-Agency Agreement, Learning Agreement and Site Visit Checklist forms are adaptations of the ones developed by CSU in the above manual.
For more information from California State University on Managing Risk in Service Learning visit: http://www.calstate.edu/cce/resource_center/risk_resources.shtml
California Campus Compact
California Campus Compact (CACC) is a membership organization of college and university presidents leading California institutions of higher education in building a statewide collaboration to promote service as a critical component of higher education.
National Campus Compact
Campus Compact http://www.compact.org/ is a national coalition of more than 860 college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education. To support this civic mission, Campus Compact promotes community service that develops students' citizenship skills and values, encourages partnerships between campuses and communities, and assists faculty who seek to integrate public and community engagement into their teaching and research.
California State University Center for Community Engagement
CSU's reputation as a leader in community service learning has risen to national prominence due to innovative campus programs, dedicated stakeholders, and a uniquely coordinated systemwide approach. The CSU Center for Community Engagement site has service learning links, funding, America Reads, college and university service and service learning programs, national service information, resources, and organizations.
National Service Learning Clearing House
The national site for service learning information. K-12, higher education and community-based resources. A project of ETR Associations, funded by the corporation for national and community service. Link to their page: http://www.servicelearning.org/index.php
PhD's Education Index of 2013
A comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the U.S. The information is very valuable to students today who are not only dealing with the competitive nature of higher education, but also the rising costs of it.
UC Berekely's Cal Corps Center
This article highlights engaged scholarship and references a new toolkit for faculty which is co-authored by Cathy Avila-Linn, Kathleen Rice, K L Rice Consulting, and Suzan Akin in collaboration with Megan Voorhees for UC Berkeley's Cal Corps Public Service Center. http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/02/08/engaged-scholarship/ this toolkit will be an invaluable resource for those who are interested in building campus-community partnerships, designing engaged scholarship courses, supporting student engagement with the community, deepening the learning with reflection, and developing tools for evaluation and assessment http://campuslife.berkeley.edu/faculty/handbook (downloadable)
Civic Engagement: Available Internet Resources
Civic engagement is increasingly acknowledged as an important component of higher education; research has shown that service learning and civic engagement yield academic benefits and enhance student engagement overall.
Association of College & Research Libraries
This site has an immense amount of resources related to civic engagement and service learning related research articles.
Polly D. Boruff-Jones, Civic Engagement Avaliable Resources, C&RL News,Vol. 67, No. 1, 2006
This article brings together Internet sites related to the broad topic of civic engagement with an emphasis on civic engagement and higher education.
The National Association for Multicultural Education provides a forum to discuss multicultural education, share resources, post job openings, announce conferences or other events, and ask questions of educators and activists around the world.
The Corporation for National and Community Service supports a variety of resources designed to support service-learning programs and to help colleges and universities spur volunteering among their students