Principles of Good Practice for Combining Service and Learning: A Wingspread Special Report
Service-Learning: Theory and Rationale: Article describing what service-learning is, the benefits, and how to integrate it into scholastics
Service-Learning in Two Keys: Paulo Freire's Critical Pedagogy in Relation to John Dewey's Pragmatism. A journal article about Service-Learning pedagogy in relation to John Dewey.
Benefits of Service-Learning
At A Glance: What We Know about The Effects of Service-Learning on College Students, Faculty, Institutions and Communities, 1993-2000: Third Edition.
"At A Glance" summarizes the findings of service-learning research in higher education over the past few years. It is designed to provide a quick overview of where we are in the field today.
How Service Learning Affects Students:The two major goals of this study were: 1) to explore the comparative effects of service-learning and community service on the cognitive and affective development of college undergraduates and 2) to enhance our understanding of how earning is enhanced by service.
Service-Learning Effective Practices: A great resource for information on reflection, working with different populations, evaluation and creating Service-Learning projects.
Tips for Structuring Continuous Reflection
Tips for Structuring Connected Reflection
Tips for Structuring Challenging Reflection
Tips for Structuring Reflection with Strong Connections to Class Content
Service-Learning for Community Partners
Community Service-Learning Partnerships: This page has links to many different articles about strengthening ties between community partners and higher education entities.
Campus Compact Campus Compact advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. Sample course syllabi available on this site.
National Youth Leadership Council For more than two decades, NYLC has led a movement linking youths, educators, and communities to redefine the roles of young people in society.
National Service Learning Clearinghouse Service-learning information, curriculum ideas, getting started, and impacts are highlighted.
National Service-Learning Partnership National network of members dedicated to advancing service-learning as a core part of every young person's education. Teaching resources and publications available.
National Society for Experiential Education National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a nonprofit membership association of educators, businesses, and community leaders. Founded in 1971, NSEE also serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.
Peace Corps In 1961 President John F Kennedy established the Peace Corps to promote world peace and friendship. Service-learning resources are available on this site.
ServiceNation is a campaign to increase service opportunities and elevate service as a core ideal and problem-solving strategy in our society.
CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement) conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
Other Service-Learning Programs
Western Washington University
Lewis and Clark State College
Idaho State University
California State University Community Service Learning
Eastern Michigan University Office of Academic Service-Learning
University of Utah- Lowell Bennion Community Service Center
University of Oregon Service Learning Center
University of California-Berkeley Service-Learning Research and Development Center Information on the implications of service activities on teaching, learning, and schooling. Course syllabi and publication examples.
Local Groups and Organizations
We have a small, but useful library in our Service-Learning Office #333. Feel free to stop by and take a look!
UI Center for Volunteerism and Social Action – Operated within Associated Students at the University of Idaho (ASUI) - Look here for current volunteer opportunities!
Serve Idaho is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use Serve.gov to help you do your part. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time – and it starts with you.
Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute
The mission of the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) is to increase citizen involvement in decisions that affect our region’s environment. Through community organizing and education, PCEI assists members of our communities in making environmentally sound and economically viable decisions that promote a sustainable future.
Service-Learning Beyond the Campus
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) is a national non-profit organization which creates and manages effective learning strategies for working adults through partnerships with employers, higher education, the public sector,and labor.
International Partnership for Service Learning Offered in 14 countries, IPSL programs unite academic study and volunteer service, giving students a fully integrated study abroad experience. Pages for advisors, students, coordinators, and partners