Resource Links for Faculty
An online space for sharing resources and building a community of engaged scholars at Mason.
Resources for Course Planning
Sponsored by the federal government's Learn and Serve America, this resource provides fact sheets, bibliographies, sample lesson plans and syllabi, the Service-Learning Research Capacity Hub (resources for conducting and publishing service-learning research) and many other resources.
Resources include: An advanced service-learning toolkit, a searchable database of hundreds of program models, and a resource on using structured reflection to enhance learning.
Over 300 exemplary service-learning syllabi across a wide variety of disciplines are available here.
An up to date source of information on CBL related grants and fellowships, maintained by Campus Compact.
Includes examples of funded proposals, peer-reviewed journal articles, sample syllabi, electronic discussion groups, and web links to further information.
This project is aimed at revitalizing higher education's role in fostering students' development of personal and social responsibility. Research and assessment projects, publications and conferences support this work.
Examples of CBL Courses in Various Disciplines (PDF)
This organization is committed to the quality, vitality and public standing of an undergraduate liberal education. George Mason University is an institutional member. The AAC&U has five broad goals, one of which includes civic engagement. With multiple initiatives, this organization has led the way in a national dialogue about civic engagement in higher education.
This is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to promoting the civic purposes of higher education. They provide resources for service-learning programs, hold institutes and conferences for faculty/staff training and development, and publish high quality books and other resources.
This is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency that was created to connect Americans to community service. Learn and Serve programs target service-learning – that is, service that is connected to school learning goals, including K-12 and higher education. They provide financial support, training, and collect and disseminate research on best practices.
This organization offers resources that are useful for many disciplines. This organization provides resources on service learning, community-based participatory research, community-campus partnerships, conferences, funding opportunities, and opportunities to publish.
For Community Engaged Scholars
This is the premiere national, peer-reviewed journal for articles on research, theory and pedagogy related to community based learning in higher education. Hard copies are available in the CLCE library.
Provided by the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, this site provides step-by-step advice with particular emphasis on planning for promotion and tenure.
Campus Compact provides this list (with hyper-links to websites) of outlets that publish community based learning related articles.
Original papers and several annotated bibliographies of community-based scholarship.
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