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Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning
The mission of the ECTL is to promote, support and evaluate the active pursuit of teaching and learning excellence for UW's instructional community through a broad range of research-based programs, services and resources.

General Resources

Campus Compact
Campus Compact works to develop students not only as active citizens but also as leaders in guiding their own civic and academic learning. Our initiatives both guide and recognize students’ efforts to make college a place to connect with the community.

Campus Compact of the Mountain West
At Campus Compact of the Mountain West, programming and support for colleges and universities helps inspire the spark of involvement and service in students. We connect student needs to community needs by empowering students to get involved in social issues where they can make a difference—not only in the lives of others, but in their own growth as students and citizens of the world.

National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement
The NCLCE is an institute within the Education Commission of the States (ECS), a national, unbiased organization that convenes and informs state leaders on the research, policies, and issues critical to improving pre-K to postsecondary education.

Engaged Faculty Institute Curriculum
The Engaged Faculty Institute (EFI) Curriculum was originally authored by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) in 2007 and has been redesigned by California Campus Compact (CACC) and Campus Compact of the Mountain West (CCMW) in 2015, in collaboration with CCPH. Featuring case studies, reflection questions, suggested readings and resources, the EFI Curriculum provides a thorough, updated roadmap for faculty development specific to service-learning.

Regional Engagement Toolkit
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities has developed the Regional Engagement Toolkit to help their partners sustain regional, community, workforce, and economic development.
This site amasses evidence-based tools and peer-reviewed research to advance best practices in global learning, cooperative development, and community-university partnership.

Civic Prompts: Making Civic Learning Routine Across the Disciplines
This publication seeks to embrace the 1947 recommendation from The President’s Commission on Higher Education uttered almost seventy years ago. Civic Prompts strives to translate this idealistic call into the everyday teaching world of faculty members who are responsible for constructing the many layered components of each course offered in their department.

Faculty Toolkit for Service-Learning in Higher Education
This publication offers extensive guidance for faculty wishing to integrate the pedagogy of service-learning into their courses.

National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement
The National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement (NCSUE) strives to be a preeminent innovator within the scholarly movement of engagement in higher education. NCSUE deepens the study of and discussion about two key principles—engaged scholarship and the scholarship of engagement—to inform and advance the national agenda.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse is the nation's #1 library of service-learning resources. The Clearinghouse offers thousands of free online resources for K-12, higher education, community based organization, and tribal communities.

Developing Cultural Mindedness Guidebook
Designed for teachers, leaders, and participants of intercultural service, the Developing Cultural Mindedness guidebook provides an orientation for intercultural service. It blends the sociocultural perspective of psychology with evidence-based practices of service learning. The text highlights how understanding oneself and others as cultural beings is the foundation for empathetic and respectful service.

Stylus Publishing
The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement has partnered with Stylus Publishing to offer a 15% discount on a number of selected titles.

National Youth Leadership Council
The mission of NYLC is to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities through service-learning.

Yankelovich Center for Public Judgment
The Yankelovich Center conducts original research, creates tools, convenes practitioners and thought leaders and joins public conversations relevant to public judgment, public engagement, public participation, deliberative democracy, civic education and governance.

Foundation Center
Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.


Engagement Scholarship Consortium
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium’s goal is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.

National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good
The National Forum exists to support higher education’s role as a public good. In this pursuit, the Forum utilizes research and other tools to create and disseminate knowledge that addresses higher education issues of public importance.

Association for Experiential Education
The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) is the home for individuals and organizations who know that using challenge and experience, followed by reflection, is a better path to learning and growth. Using this approach, AEE members are transforming lives and creating educational and societal change.

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.

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement is an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement.

American Educational Research Association
The American Educational Research Association hosts a service-learning and experiential education special interest group.

Publishing Outlets

University of Minnesota Office of Public Engagement
The UM Office of Public Engagement has compiled an extensive list of publications that will accept publicly-engaged scholarly activities.

Conferences and Workshops

Engagement Academy for University Leaders
This unique executive development program is designed for higher education leaders committed to developing institutional capacity for community engagement.

Academy for Civic Engagement
The Academy for Civic Engagement is a 3-day workshop for faculty in the arts and humanities who are interested in incorporating civic engagement/service learning practices into their courses, outreach scholarship, and P & T documentation.

The National Service-Learning Conference
Originating in Minnesota in 1989, the National Service-Learning Conference is the largest gathering of youth and adults involved in the service-learning movement. Each year, it draws nearly 2,000 attendees from across the United States and around the globe.

National Conference on Citizenship
The National Conference on Citizenship is a dynamic, non-partisan nonprofit working at the forefront of our nation’s civic life. We continuously explore what shapes today’s citizenry, define the evolving role of the individual in our democracy, and uncover ways to motivate greater participation.

The National Conference on Volunteering and Service
Points of Light's annual Conference provides attendees an opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative plenary sessions, workshops, immersion learnings, special events, service projects, exhibits, specialized tracks and more.

IMPACT Conference
The mission of IMPACT is to connect, educate, and mobilize college students, nonprofit professionals, and educators to strengthen their communities through service, action, and advocacy.

Association for Experiential Education International Conference
At AEE, we aim to inspire collaboration among individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives, connect experiential education professionals around the world and build your professional knowledge, and competency. With more than 700 practitioners, teachers, therapists, facilitators, trainers, students and administrators in attendance, the AEE International Conference is your #1 opportunity to connect, share, and grow.

Experiential Education Academy
The EEA supports and contributes to both the day-to-day work effectiveness and the long-term development of NSEE members through a series of professional workshops leading to a Certificate of Achievement. The program is designed for all practitioners, regardless of specific experiential application


Lynton Award
The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
The IARSLCE offers several awards recognizing scholarship in service-learning and civic engagement.

National Society for Experiential Education
One of the highlights of the annual conference is our awards luncheon, where we honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to NSEE and to the field of experiential education. We encourage you to nominate your partners and colleagues for the awards

Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award
The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at institutions without tenure) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good.

National Youth Leadership Council
NYLC awards shine a spotlight on exemplary leaders from across the service-learning movement and nurture the leaders of the future. Most awards are presented annually at the National Service-Learning Conference.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities.

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