Service Learning

The following sites will help faculty, students,and community partners understand the breadth of service learning and provide valuable resources.

The National Service Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC), a program of Learn and Serve America, operates America's premier website supporting the service learning efforts of schools, higher education institutions, communities, and tribal nations. They offer timely information and relevant resources, thousands of free online resources, the nation's largest library of service learning materials, national service learning listservs, and reference and technical assistance services.  You can find topics such as effective practices, lesson plans, syllabi, assessment, and more!

Service Learning Ideas and Curricular Examples (SLICE)
SLICE is the newest tool from Learn and Serve America's National Service Learning Clearinghouse to help make service learning easier and better. It's an easy-to-search database full of hundreds of high quality service learning lesson plans, syllabi and project ideas. Get teaching ideas or submit your own!

Campus Compact is a coalition of more than 950 college and university presidents-representing some 5 million students-who are committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. As the only national association dedicated to this mission, Campus Compact is a leader in building civic engagement into campus and academic life. Member institutions receive training, resources, and advocacy needed to build strong surrounding communities and teach students the skills and values of democracy.

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) is a national, 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. The MJCSL provides a venue to intellectually stimulate educators around the issues pertinent to academic service learning in higher education, as well as a venue to publish scholarly articles specifically for a service learning audience.

Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) is a membership organization dedicated to the promotion of service learning in higher education. Members include Indiana colleges and universities who commit their time and expertise to developing students as engaged civic participants. ICC awards sub-grants to students and faculty who create projects, curriculum and programs that enhance both the pedagogical experience for each student and the community around us. It also serves as a clearinghouse of information, trainings, technical assistance, and networking opportunities.

The Corporation for National and Community Service plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service and responsibility. They are a catalyst for change and champion for the ideal that every American has skills and talents to give.

Other areas of interest:

Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning

Academic Internships

Cooperative Education