Olivier Debure, Director QEP
Amanda Foster, Service-Learning Administrative Coordinator
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
local: (727) 864-7675
toll-free: (800) 456-9009
fax: (727) 864-8588
The following online resources offer valuable tools to assist in the development of a service-learning course:
Campus Compact provides a database of syllabi contributed by service-learning practitioners in higher education. Browse syllabi by discipline for service-learning project ideas, examples of course structures, or relevant texts to incorporate into your course.
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse offers a search engine to locate syllabi. Filter hundreds of service-learning syllabi by sector, area of service, demographics, or theory and practice.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health maintains a growing collection of syllabi and course materials for a variety of health related disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, and sociology. On the homepage, click on the service-learning link. On next page select discipline-specific resources, including syllabi, to search service-learning syllabi by discipline.
The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is a peer-reviewed journal with submissions written by faculty and service-learning educators for the service-learning community.
Partnerships: A Journal of Service Learning and Community Engagement is a peer-reviewed journal specializing in articles relating to the importance of partnerships among students, faculty, administrators, community agencies, and more as they relate to service-learning.
Community Works Institute publishes a free journal three times a year focused on community engagement within education.
Campus Compact publishes a free quarterly newsletter called Compact Current for organizations and higher education institutions with articles relevant to service-learning.
The National Youth Leadership Council offers free subscription to a monthly electronic newsletter for service-learning practitioners.
Journal for Civic Commitment is a bi-annual online journal that provides research-based and practical information to the service-learning community.
Documents and Forms
SL Student Survey Pre-test and Post-test: The service-learning pre and post tests were developed by consultant Pamela Steinke to measure the impact of reflective service-learning courses on students.
Form W-9: Use this form if an honorarium is offered to a guest speaker from one of the QEP partnering organizations. The W-9 must be completed by the speaker and submitted to the Business Office in order to receive payment.
The following articles on reflection, service learning, pedagogical theory, and community partnerships may be useful resources for course development, or may be used as assigned reading for students.
- The ABCs of Reflection (Welch)
- Generating, Deepening, and Documenting Learning (Ash & Clayton)
- Changing Pedagogies (Saltmarsh)
- Shifts in Perspective: Capitalizing on the Counter-Normative Nature of Service-Learning (Ash & Clayton)
- Principles of Good Practice for Service-Learning Pedagogy (Howard)
- Community-Engaged Scholarship through Mutually Transformative Partnerships (Jameson, Clayton, & Jaeger)
- Service-Learning as a Shared Developmental Journey (Whitney, McClure, Respet, & Clayton)