Student and Faculty Resources
- Sixteen different issue related lists of regional nonprofit organizations and schools.
- Check out these student-produced films with Professor Nina Shapiro-Perl through the School of Communication Community Voice Project.
- This journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis.Follow the link for submission details. This is a great way to share your service-learning experience!
Examples of Faculty Assignments and Student Work
- SOC Professor Sarah Menke-Fish, Visual Literacy (Learn about Professor Menke-Fish's culminating final projects with nonprofit organizations)
- SOC/CAS Professor Nina Shapiro-Perl, Documentary Storytelling (View student and community partner produced videos about individuals and nonprofit organizations)
- SOC Professor Gemma Puglisi, Public Relations Portfolio (Check out this video produced for the Yellow Ribbon Fund, edited by student Jacqueline Cassell)
- SIS Professor Easten Law, Cross Cultural Communications (See this video documenting the student experience)
- Interested in offering your students the opportunity to add a pass/fail credit to your course for 40 hours of service with a community organization that complements classroom learning and reflection on that service? Follow the link above for language that can be added to your syllabus outlining the Community Service-Learning Program.
- Do you include a project or service with a community community organization as part of your teaching pedagogy? The Center for Community Engagement & Service is happy to assist students in connecting with community partners. Follow the link above for helpful syllabus language.
- Do you incorporate community-based learning into your undergraduate level course? Follow the link above to register for the community-based learning "CB" designation for the upcoming semester.
- Teaching a Community-Based Learning course? Consider assigning one of these readings as a foundation for the student experience.
- Browse the leading academic service-learning resources and learn from the work of your colleagues and AU students.
- This AU-approved form serves as both a media release and waiver for students participating in service-learning or community-based research activities on and away from campus.
- Faculty can distribute this sheet to students in order for them to keep track of both the number of hours they've worked, and also monitor the work outcomes, progress, and impact they've achieved in community-based learning & research projects.
- This document provides extensive suggestions for different ways in which you can incorporate service-learning projects or strategies into your course.
- Here is a list of 8 different tools that faculty across the nation utilize assess student learning and encourage critical reflection. For CSLP faculty members, students are encouraged to work with you to select one of these options as a final project.
- A lengthy, AU-specific guide to incorporating service-learning into coursework.
Community-Based Learning Networks and Resources
National Campus Compact is a coalition of more than 740 colleges and universities committed to the civic purposes of higher education. Their website contains information on publications, model programs and sample syllabi.
Regional Maryland-DC Campus Compact is a coalition of local colleges and universities who come together regularly to discuss best practice and community impact. This website includes syllabi, projects, grant opportunities, and conferences.
The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.
The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse supports the service-learning community in higher education using community-based learning techniques and methodologies.
The National Youth Leadership Council empowers students to transform themselves from recipients of information and resources into valuable, contributing members of a community.
The National Service-Learning Partnership concentrates on strengthening the impact of community-based learning on young people's development, especially their academic and civic participation, by supporting members sharing resources, organizing change and sponsoring innovation.