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Service-Learning

Initiatives: Service-Learning

Campus Compact has been a leader in the service-learning movement since its inception. Service-learning incorporates community work into the curriculum, giving students real-world learning experiences that enhance their academic learning while providing a tangible benefit for the community. Campus Compact’s research, online tools, and other initiatives help campuses create effective service-learning programs that meet academic and service goals.

  • Advanced Service-Learning Toolkit
    “Strategies for Creating an Engaged Campus” — A toolkit for academic leaders who wish to deepen the civic education of their students and to increase the engagement of their institutions
  • Indicators of Engagement
    This multiyear research project, designed to help campuses deepen their civic and community engagement work, has identified models and successful practices among two-year colleges, minority-serving institutions, and comprehensive universities.
  • Integrating Service with Academic Study

    A multi-year Campus Compact project to develop service that is integrally connected to course content in a wide variety of disciplines.

  • Reflection Resource
    Guidance for educators on using structured reflection to enhance the learning from service experiences.
  • Program Models
    Our searchable database of hundreds of program models from campuses across the spectrum of higher education, indexed by type of program.
  • Service-Learning Syllabi
    Our searchable database of hundreds of service-learning syllabi, spanning dozens of disciplines.e a

In addition to the above, Campus Compact provides has numerous other Service-Learning Resources in many other areas.

I have always had a drive to serve others and work for the common good. But I never fully realized that I could go beyond volunteerism--that my opinion and hard work could influence policy decisions. My views changed when I sat in the office of one of my legislators in Washington, DC."

-Amanda Coffin, University of Maine at Farmington, Campus Compact student leader