Service Learning Resources

American Association of Higher Education (AAHE) Monograph Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines

Each of the 18 volumes in this series is devoted to one discipline and includes suggestions for incorporating service learning into courses, as well as theory supporting its use in the discipline and evidence of positive outcomes. Each book also includes additional suggested resources. Disciplines included in the series are: composition, communication studies, Spanish, political science, environmental studies, biology, teacher education, medical education, engineering, accounting, peace studies, history, nursing, sociology, management, psychology, philosophy, and women's studies. On file in Hiram's Library.

Ohio Campus Compact

Ohio Campus Compact is a statewide non-profit coalition of 46 college and university presidents and their campuses working to promote and develop the civic purposes of higher education.

Faculty Toolkit for Service-Learning in HE

Corporation for Community and National Service

Provides grants and training and technical assistance to develop and expand volunteer organizations.  Explores, develops, and models effective approaches for using volunteers to meet the nation's human needs, and conducts and disseminates research that helps develop and cultivate knowledge to enhance the effectiveness of national and community service programs.

National Service Learning Partnership

A national network of service-learning supporters that provides service-learning tools, resources, and best practices; a marketplace to offer or seek professional services; monthly updates; and federal advocacy representation.

National Campus Compact

A national coalition of over 520 college and university presidents established to create public service opportunities for their students and develop an expectation of service as an integral part of the undergraduate experience.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

Contains a searchable database of K-12 and higher education service-learning literature, information about events, listserves, and Learn and Serve America efforts and links to a variety of service-learning information resources.

National Society for Experiential Education

Includes information about various experiential education methods, including service learning.

Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Research Directory

The research directory is an aggregation of the search pages of primary online resources related to service learning and civic engagement research in K-12 education, teacher education, and higher education. The search databases of these online sources are posted on a single page, providing a one-stop source for accessing available research information from online databases.

Service Learning and Experiential Education

Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association

Service learning syllabi

This website from the Campus Compact includes more than 200 service-learning syllabi from approximately fifty disciplines across the curriculum.


Service-Learning Ideas and Curricular Examples (SLICE) is an easy-to-search database full of hundreds of high-quality service-learning lesson plans, syllabi, and project ideas. Lesson plans are submitted by educators and service-learning practitioners. Help us build our collection by submitting your own SLICE resource.

Reflection resources

In Community Service and Higher Learning: Exploration of the Caring Self, Robert Rhoads (1997) discusses the inseparable relationship of action and reflection.

Eyler, J., Giles, D.E., & Schmiede, A. (1996).  A Practitioner's Guide to Reflection in Service-Learning: Student Voices and Reflections. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University.

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