Listed are resources to help you create and implement successful service-learning courses. We encourage you to print and read through these resources to develop a sense of best practices.
- Service Learning in Higher Education This article explores the challenges and benefits one faces when combines community or public service with structured opportunities for learning.
- Evaluation ToolkitEducators wondering how to measure results will find this toolkit useful and informative.
- Designing a Service-Learning Program in 10 Steps Educators wanting to understand a timeline of service-learning course development will begin here.
- Quality Service-Learning Rubric Wisconsin Department of Instruction's rubric for assessing the quality of a service-learning experience.
- UW-Extension Service Matrix Confused about the difference between volunteerism, community service and service-learning? This matrix explains the different impact and outcomes of different types of service.
- Improving Student Learning Outcomes through Service Learning (American Association of Community Colleges) A 2010 report from the AACC about Service Learning in community colleges.
- Report on Service Learning in UW Colleges (Spring 2010) Results from a survey on service learning conducted with faculty in Spring 2010.
There are a variety of online resources dedicated to helping educators develop and implement success service-learning courses, no matter the level of service-learning experience.
- Campus Compact Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.
- Sample Syllabi by Discipline - Campus Compact Provides a variety of examples of how Service-Learning has been incorporated into course curriculum.
- Wisconsin Campus Compact Wisconsin Campus Compact's mission is to strengthen civic engagement and service-learning partnerships between Wisconsin's postsecondary institutions and the communities they serve.
- National Service Learning Clearinghouse Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC) supports the service-learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade twelve, community-based organizations, tribal programs, and all others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service-learning techniques and methodologies.
- Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy & Service, located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin- Marathon County (Wausau), is a key component of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension that seeks to enhance the civic life of communities throughout Wisconsin with educational outreach, service-learning and internship opportunities, public scholarship, non-partisan public dialogue, community building initiatives, and dissemination of ideas generated through research and programming.
- Learn and Serve America Learn and Serve America supports and encourages service-learning throughout the United States, and enables over one million students to make meaningful contributions to their community while building their academic and civic skills. By engaging our nation’s young people in service-learning, Learn and Serve America instills an ethic of lifelong community service.
- AAC&U AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career.
- UW Colleges / UW-Extension Service-Learning website