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Assessing the Impact of Service Learning: A Workbook of Strategies and Methods. 2nd Ed. Portland, OR: Center for Academic Excellence, Portland State University, 1997.

A handbook of strategies of assessment using case studies that responds to the complexity of service learning and focuses on all four constituencies of service learning--students, faculty, community, and institution.

The Evaluation Handbook: Practical Tools for Evaluating Service Learning Programs. Mark Batenburg and Denise Clark Pope Ph.D. Oakland, CA: Service Learning 2000 Center, 1997.

An instructive manual and workbook for those interested in evaluating a community service program.

The Measure of Service Learning. Robert G. Bringle, Mindy A. Philips, and Michael Hudson. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2004.

A valuable resource for program evaluators and researchers who want to inform the practice of service learning. Provides an extensive compilation of scales for use in studying students in service learning classes.

Profiles of Successful Service Learning Initiatives. Center for Experiential Education and Service-Learning, University of Minnesota.

Provides support for teachers writing evaluations of their service learning programs through documentation of other teacher narratives of service-learning programs to increase awareness and use of exemplary service-learning initiatives by identifying programs and practices that work.

Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. Dr. Sherril Gelmon PH.D., Barbara A. Holland Ph.D, Amy Driscoll Ed.D, Amy Springs M.P.A., and Seanna Kerrigan M.Ed. Providence, RI: Campus Compact, 2001.

Offers a broad overview of many issues related to assessment in higher education, with specific application for understanding the impact of service-learning and civic engagement initiatives.

Service Learning and Assessment: A Field Guide for Teachers. National Service-Learning and Assessment Study Group, 1999.

A compilation of case studies that provides suggestions and clues about how to develop service learning strategies and assessment tools

Faculty Development Workshop. Community-Service Learning office, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA: 1999.

A complete workshop of the components of Community Service Learning and how to plan a service- learning class with community partners.

Evaluating Service-Learning Activities and Programs. David A. Payne, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Education, 2000.

A guide to evaluating service-learning outcomes and their relevance to the curriculum using an extended case study for schools that have a service-learning component as part of their curriculum.

Civic Engagement

Education for Civic Engagement in Democracy. ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN: 2000.

Provides essays and references that address the problem of the disengagement in public affairs and politics using different theoretical perspectives and instructional strategies for civic education.

Democracy and Civic Engagement. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Address the importance of student civic engagement and how institutions can become more focused and effective when infusing civic engagement in to the curriculum, co-curriculum and the campus culture as well as involving community partners and measuring the outcomes of civic engagement.

We Are All Related. Community College National Center for Community Engagement: Mesa, AZ: 2003.

Includes a variety of articles that approaches theories underpinning service learning and civic engagement, practical methods employed in service learning classrooms, and programs and campaigns that are a part of service learning class and community projects.

Community Partnerships

Building Partnerships for Service-Learning. Barbara Jacoby and Associates, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

Focuses on how service learning must be grounded in a wide range of democratic partnerships. Includes fundamentals and frameworks for developing sustainable partnerships, assessment as a partnership-building process and much more.

Swinging Doors: Making Community-College Partnerships Work. New England Resource Center for Higher Education, Boston, MA: 2000.

A workshop guide for representatives from community based organizations that would benefit from a partnership with a local university or college.

Community Voices: A California Campus Compact Study on Partnerships. Marie Sandy. Campus Compact, 2007.

A report given through the voices of community partner members that implement a process to better understand the diverse perspectives of long-term community partners collaborating with institutions of higher education, and to identify their recommendations to strengthen well-established community–campus partnerships.

The Promise Of Partnerships. Jim Scheibel, Erin M. Bowley, and Steven Jones. Providence, RI: Campus Compact, 2005

Handbook that offers community organizations practical guidance in establishing and sustaining effective partnerships with higher education. Includes information on: how to make contact at your local college, the ins and outs of working with college students and faculty, and using the local college or university to reach your organization’s goals.

Community Partners as Educational Collaborators. The California State University.

A collection of case studies and workshops on understanding and strengthening the role of community in service learning partnerships. Provides examples and materials from several of these workshops to be used by others.

Course Development

Service Learning in the Discipline Series:

These practical guides combine the “how-to” information and theoretical background describing the design, implementation, and outcomes for specific service learning programs, as well as annotated bibliographies, program descriptions, and course syllabi.. The distinguishing characteristic of the series is that the contributors to each volume are scholars writing for peers in their own discipline. Each volume discusses how service-learning can be implemented within a specific discipline, and what that discipline contributes to the pedagogy of service learning.

Learning with the Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Teacher Education. Joseph A. Erickson and Jeffery B. Anderson, volume editors. Edward Zlotkowski, series editor (AAHE’s Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines) Stylus, 1997.

Cultivation the sociological Imagination: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Sociology. James Ostrow, Garry Hesser, and Sandra Enos, volume editors. Edward Zlotkowski, series editor (AAHE’s Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines) Stylus, 1999.

Construyendo Puentes (Building Bridges): Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Spanish. Josef Kellebrandt and Lucia T. Varona, volume editors. Edward Zlotkowski, series editor (AAHE’s Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines) Stylus, 1999.

Voices of Strong Democracy: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Communication Studies. David Droge and Bren Ortega Murphy, volume editors. Edward Zlotkowski, series editor (AAHE’s Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines) Stylus, 1999.

Writing the Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Composition. Linda Adler-Kassner, Robert Crooks, and Ann Watters, volume editors. Edward Zlotkowski, series editor (AAHE’s Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines) Stylus, 1997.

Experiencing Citizenship: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Political Science. Richard M. Battistoni and William E. Hudson, volume editors. Edward Zlotkowski, series editors (AAHE’s Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines) Stylus,1997

Working for the Common Good: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Management. Paul C. Godfrey and Edward T. Grasso, volume editors. Edward Zlotkowski, series editor (AAHE’s Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines) AAHE, 2000.

Caring and Community: Concepts and Models for Service –Learning in Nursing. Jane S. Norbeck, Charlene Connolly, and JoEllen Koerner, editors. Edward Zlotkowiski, series editor (AAHE’s Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines) AAHE, 1998.

Faculty Development General

Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum. Richard M. Battistoni Ph.D, Providence, RI: Campus Compact, 2002.

A resource book for service-learning faculty in all disciplines. Provides concrete examples of course materials, exercises, and assignments that can be used in service-learning courses to develop students’ civic capacities.

From The Margin To The Mainstream: The Faculty Role In Advancing Service-Learning on Community Colleges. Mesa, AZ: Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges, 1996.

A sourcebook that focuses on moving service-learning to the core of the academy. It has three main sections: examining the five models of integrating service-learning on community colleges, identifying lessons form the field that have been gleaned form the project’s first year, and five case studies providing scenarios and dilemmas for the reader to consider.

Fundamentals of Service-Learning Course Construction. Kerrissa Heffernan Ed.D, Providence, RI : Campus Compact, 2001.

Contains material to help faculty construct powerful service-learning courses by using actual assignments to model form other faculty that have successfully integrated service-learning into their coursework.

Academic Service-Learning. Kathleen Stacey, , Dale L. Rice, and Georgea Langer. Ypsilanti, MI: Eastern Michigan University- Academic Service Learning office, 2001.

A faculty Development manual on utilizing academic service-learning and adapting it into class courses and then how to plan them.

Rethinking Tradition: Integrating Service with Academic Study on College Campuses. Denver, CO: Education Commission of the Sates, 1993.

A manual that focuses primarily on the faculty's role of integrating service-learning with academic study. Ties service-learning directly into the larger teaching and research agendas of colleges and universities.


Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning Volume 9 Number 1. Arbor, MI: OCSL Press, 2002.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning Volume 9 Number 3. Arbor, MI: OCSL Press, 2003.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning Volume 10 Number 1. Arbor, MI: OCSL Press, 2003.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning Volume 13 Number 2. Arbor, MI: OCSL Press, 2007.

New Directors For Higher Education, Developing and Implementing Service-Learning Programs. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2001.


A Practitioner's Guide to Reflection in Service-Learning. Janet Eyler, Dwight E Giles Jr., and Angela Schmiede. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University, 1996.

This guide is a resource for anyone seeking to use critical reflection in service-learning. Drawing upon student testimony of successful reflection, it assists in developing reflection activities for service-learning courses or programs. The authors discuss different ways to reflect and learn suited to different learning styles such as the activist, reflector, theorist, pragmatist learning styles.

A Trainer's Companion: Stories To Stimulate. Walter R. Olsen, and William A. Sommers Ph.D, Houston, TX: aha! Process Inc., 2004

Includes wonderful stories of reflection and discussions on topics like; conflict, diversity, change and reframing, for educators, professionals, and anyone else who works in a group situation.

Service Learning General

Educating Citizens. Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, Elizabeth Beaumont , and Jason Stephens. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass , 2003.

Includes the fundamental importance of moral and civic engagement and explains the educational and developmental goals and processes involved in educating citizens. Examines the challenges involved with undertaking this vital task and how to overcome them.

Engaging Departments. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2006.

Focuses on moving faculty culture from private to public and individual to collective focus for the common good. Contents include: A broad perspective of civic engagement, departmental context, assessment, and research and national exemplars of departmental approaches.

Where's The Learning in Service-Learning. Janet Eyler, and Dwight E. Giles, Jr.. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1999.

A book that demonstrates the fundamental importance of moral and civic education. Shows how institutions can equip students with the understanding, motivation, and skills of responsible and effective citizenship.

Active Citizenship Today: Field Guide. Bill Hayes, Charles Degelman, and Constitutional Rights Foundation. 2nd ed.. Constitutional Rights Foundation & Close Up Foundation, 2005.

Helps with every step of a service project, including: exploring your community, choosing and researching a problem, evaluation policy, examining options, taking action, and the tools and techniques that you may need in a service project.

Integrating Service Learning and Multicultural Education in Colleges and Universities. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000.

Provides perspectives on the benefits and challenges of integrating multicultural education and service learning and how together they can strengthen and have a greater effect on educational and social conditions.

Introduction to Service Learning Tool Kit. 2nd ed.. Providence, RI: Campus Compact, 2003.

Includes the most up-to-date writing and resources on service-learning, from learning theory and pedagogy to practical guidance on how to implement service-learning in the classroom.

Service-Learning and Higher Education. Barbara Jacoby and Associates. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Inc., 1996.

A guide to developing high quality service-learning experiences both in the curriculum and through student affairs programs. Includes information on: basic principles that define a solid, viable service-learning program, guidelines for designing programs to encourage desired outcomes, methods to maximize the potential for service and learning in one time or short term experiences and much more.

Privilege, Power and Difference. Allan G. Johnson, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Provides students with an easily applied theoretical model for thinking about systems of privilege and difference. Includes the joining of theory and examples that enable students to see the nature and consequences of privilege and their connection to it.

The Complete Guide to Service Learning. Cathryn Berger Kaye M.A., Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 2004.

Includes: why service learning matters, a blueprint for service learning, from getting started through assessing the experience, answers to frequently asked questions about service learning, time-tested, field-tested projects and tips, and a general resource list to help you explore service learning further.

Diversity, Educational Equity, and Learning Communities. E. Lardner, et. al. Learning Communities & Educational Reform, Summer. Olympia, WA: the Evergreen State College, Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education, 2005.

Addresses the complex and substantive issues associated with the practice of designing, teaching in, and leading learning community initiatives on campuses across the country.

Readings For Diversity And Social Justice. New York, NY: Routledge, 2000.

Covers the scope of social oppressions from a social justice standpoint. Emphasizes the interactions among racism, sexism, classism, antisemitism, heterosexism, and ableism to show the interconnections among oppressions in everyday life. Challenges the reader to take action to end oppressive behavior and to affirm diversity and social justice.

Community Service and Higher Learning. Robert A. Rhoads, Albany, NY: State University of NY Press, Albany, 1997.

Examines the experiences of students as they commit themselves to community service during their college years. Explores how a student's sense of self may be challenged through involvement in the lives of others within the context of community service relationships.

Service-Learning: The Essence of Pedagogy. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing INC., 2002.

Explores definitional foundations of service-learning, the impacts of service-learning, and methodological approaches to studying service-learning. Focuses on a broad range of topics that address a variety of research issues on service-learning in K-12 education, teacher education, and higher education. Also provides perspectives on some of the critical issues regarding service-learning research and practice.

Service Matters. Providence, RI: Campus Compact, 1998.

A sourcebook for community service and community engagement in higher education. A valuable tool for anyone who wants quick reference to the myriad ways that colleges and universities across the country can, and do serve the public good and connect with community life.

Successful Service Learning Programs. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company, 1998.

Service-learning programs across a range of institutions types, an overview of each program's internal operations, strategies, rationales, and priorities in developing successful service-learning programs, creating effective, rigorous, academically rich service-learning courses across the curriculum, and much more.



Community-Based Service Learning: Starter Kit

Disciplinary Pathways

Through Whose Eyes

We Are All Related


We have a small assortment of service learning DVDs that can be used in the classroom to orient students to service learning.

Community Service Learning in the California State University System - September 2006

Education for What?

Service Learning and Civic Engagement

The Complete Guide to Service Learning

The Faculty Role in Advancing Service-Learning on Community Colleges

What's Your Story?


A Culture of Giving - Service Learning in Native American Communities

Features stories about innovative service learning projects in New Mexico and Northern Michigan, along with comments form students, teachers and administrators who have taken part of the benefits of service-learning.

Academics in Action - The Value of Service Learning

Features comments by several individuals who served on the commission, as well as various students, teachers, and others who have gained from service-learning.

Learning in Deed - The Power of Service-Learning for American Schools

Features the National Commission on Service- Learning and how they believe that all children in Kindergarten through 12th grade should participate in service-learning as part of their educational curriculum.