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These resources are compiled from multiple sources. Some are pdfs and others are links to websites.

OCE Resources for faculty
Faculty Resource Guide

Classroom Presentation Video - Please direct your students to this site if you choose to show an orientation video in your class rather than requesting that our office give an in-person classroom presentation.

OCE Resource Library - This Excel spreadsheet provides a list of publications and media resources available for UMD faculty and staff to borrow. Please contact the OCE for further information on our lending policy.

Community-Based Learning Models

Community Organization Agreement - This is a document with which the OCE facilitates discussions with community organizations. The OCE acquires the necessary signatures and maintains records of these agreements. Please use this as background information as to what roles are defined within the agreement. Submission of a signed agreement formalizes the partnership between the community organization and the OCE on behalf of UMD.

Community Involvement Fair - The Community Involvement Fair is designed to help your students find community-based learning placements and volunteer opportunities, and to learn more about community organizations around Duluth. Each semester, during the third week of class, the fair is hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement to promote community-based learning and available volunteer opportunities. During the fair, 40-50 approved community organizations sign up over 500 students. 

Impact of Service-Learning

PAL Project faculty info
What is Community-Based Learning?

Other faculty resources
Community Works Journal
Educators for Community Engagement
Four Myths About Academic Service-Learning

Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Principles of Good Practice for Service-Learning Pedagogy
Recommended Service-Learning Websites
Six Models for Integrating Service-Learning into the Curriculum
Student Benefits from Community-Based Learning
Youth Venture

Websites of recommended organizations and associations
AAC&U: Association of American Colleges and Universities is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.

AASCU: Association of American State Colleges and Universities is a Washington-based higher education association of nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.

  • American Democracy Project: is a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.

AERA: American Education Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. 

  • Special Interest Group #41: Service-Learning and Experiential Education: Service-Learning and Experiential Education is dedicated to bringing together both researchers and practitioners to build and promote understanding of service-learning and experiential education for the betterment of the field and the reform of K-16 education

APLU: Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities is dedicated to advancing learning, discovery and engagement. The association provides a forum for the discussion and development of policies and programs affecting higher education and the public interest.

Building a Better World:  The Pedagogy and Practice of Global Service-Learning is a new website with sample syllabi and other resources, plus an online discussion group.

CC: Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents-representing some six million students-dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.

CCPH: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is a nonprofit organization that promotes health (broadly defined) through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions through service-learning, community-based participatory research, broad-based coalitions and other partnership strategies.

Center for Democracy and Citizenship collaborates with a variety of partners to promote active citizenship and public work by people of all ages. The center's work is grounded in the belief that a healthy democracy requires everyone's participation, and that each of us has something to contribute.

CES health is a free, online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating products of health-related community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles.

CLAYSS: Latin American Center for Service-Learning (Centro Latinoamericano de Aprendizaje y Servicio Solidario). CLAYSS contributes to the growth of a fraternal and cooperative culture in Latin American through the development of service-learning project.

CNCS: Corporation for National and Community Service plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service and responsibility. The Corporation is the nation’s largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering. Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, they provide opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to express their patriotism while addressing critical community needs.

HENCE: Higher Education Network for Community Engagement is a response to the growing need to deepen, consolidate, and advance the literature, research, practice, policy, and advocacy for community engagement as a core element of higher education’s role in society.

IA: Imagining America is a consortium of colleges and universities committed to public scholarship and practice in the arts, humanities, and design. Imagining America supports campus-community partnerships that contribute to local and national civic life while furthering recognition of the value of public scholarship and practice in higher education itself. 

IARSLCE: International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement works to promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.

ICP: Innovations in Civic Participation is a non-profit organization supporting the development of innovative high-quality youth civic engagement policies and programs both in the US and around the world.

MNCC:  Minnesota Campus Compact leverages the assets of higher education institutions in partnerships with communities to educate students and develop creative solutions to pressing public issues.

National Service-Learning Clearninghouse is America's most comprehensive service-learning resource.

OKC: Open Knowledge Commons works to make the record of human knowledge as broadly available as possible. Through the free sharing of knowledge, made practical by the Internet and digital technologies, will foster expanded creativity and innovation, advance education and research, strengthen economies, and improve lives.

The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.

TRUCEN: The Research University Civic Engagement Network (Part of a Campus Compact Initiative) TRUCEN is a network of research universities working to implement a vision of civic and community engagement. Campus Compact serves as secretariat of this network.

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