Resources for Educators
Campus Compact for the Great Plains
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact enables campuses to develop students' citizenship skills and forge effective community partnerships.
Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)
Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) was founded with the purpose of bringing together Presidents and University Leaders to share, discuss, and debate important issues facing our unique institutions. It has grown from 10 presidential attendees at our first conference to over 300 attendees, 100 presenters, and key supporting sponsors at the 2013 conference.
International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement. They promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.
Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) is composed of higher education member institutions, a mix of state-public and private institutions. Their goal is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.
National Youth Leadership Council’s Generator School Network
National Service Learning Clearinghouse, an online library of service-learning resources which offers thousands of free online resources for K-12, higher education, community based organization, and tribal communities.
UNO’s Barbara A. Holland Collection for Service Learning and Community Engagement
The Barbara A. Holland Collection houses over 10,000 scholarly works on service learning and community engagement. Under the care of Criss Library, the collection is updated and enhanced with the addition of international publications and resources. It is available on the UNO campus and accessible worldwide through interlibrary loan programs and online access. The collection spans engagement in higher education, K-12 schools, community-based organizations and the Tribal Nations.
Campus Compact, a national coalition of college and university presidents committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education, offers a variety of resources sorted by category (e.g., partnership, diversity, assessment) and constituent group (e.g., faculty, staff, students).
Service Learning Research Publication Opportunities
International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the publication of high quality research focused on service-learning, campus-community engagement, and the promotion of active and effective citizenship through education.
Journal of Community Practice: Discusses the development, debate and exchange of ideas on community practice in research, theory development, intervention models, curriculum development, and teaching.
Metropolitan Universities Journal: Published by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on behalf of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU). Each themed issue reports in-depth on theoretical and applied aspects affecting colleges and universities. Articles are contributed by top scholars and administrators who bring diverse institutional perspectives to their ideas.
Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning: Articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the service-learning community.
Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: Peer-reviewed articles focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners; or examining practices across disciplines or campuses; or exploring international networks are all encouraged.