Service Learning Resources

Material Resources

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.

Online Resources

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