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International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPSL)
The International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPSL) offered in 14 countries, unites academic study and volunteer service, giving students a fully integrated study abroad experience.

Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 900 college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education. To support this civic mission, Campus Compact promotes community service that develops students' citizenship skills and values, encourages partnerships between campuses and communities, and assists faculty who seek to integrate public and community engagement into their teaching and research.

New Hampshire Campus Compact
N.H. Campus Compact Web site provides guidelines for developing and incorporating service learning into the instructor's curriculum.

National Service Learning Clearinghouse
Information and resources for faculty and students; search the NSLC Library for journals, articles, and much more.

Learn and Serve
Learn and Serve America supports and encourages service-learning throughout the United States, and enables over one million students to make meaningful contributions to their community while building their academic and civic skills.

The Big Dummy's Guide to Service Learning
This Web site provides 27 simple answers to good questions on: faculty, programmatic, student, administrative, & non-profit issues.

Experiential Learning in Higher Education: Linking Classroom and Community
This review of literature focuses on experiential learning in higher education. While the literature suggests that experiential learning is a necessary and vital component of formal instruction in colleges and universities, controversy exists among scholars about its place and use. Join in on Discussion and post your issues on the forum.

Information about Service Learning

The Institute for Global Education and Service
The Institute for Global Education & Service-Learning (IGESL) is a non-profit organization that provides training and technical assistance to schools, community organizations, and National Service programs.

Corporation for National Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service and responsibility.

The Feinstein Center
The University of Rhode Island's Feinstein Center for Service Learning promotes the integration of service with academic study in order to enhance student learning and involvement with communities and their agencies.

Resources for Service Learning Programs

National Service Learning Partnership
Service learning is a form of instruction in which students design projects to address community needs as part of their academic studies.

National Service Learning Exchange
The National Service-Learning Exchange supports high quality service-learning programs in schools, colleges and universities, and community organizations. The National Service-Learning Exchange operates five Regional Centers with knowledgeable staff who can provide information to support your service-learning efforts, and/or link you with a Peer Mentor to provide further one-on-one assistance. If you need assistance implementing service-learning programs, have questions, or simply want to speak with someone who has "been there," call or e-mail the exchange.

Guide to Service Learning Sites and Student Responsibilities
This is a good outline as to what service learning students need to do before, after, and during their work experience.

Excellent Overall Sites
The Madison House
The Madison House is a non-profit organization that promotes leadership development, inspires volunteer service, and cultivates relationships between University of Virginia students and the surrounding community.

Engaging America's Students a Lifelong Habit of Service
Videos and transcripts of president Bush's ideas for service learning

Project Pericles
An initiative sponsored by the Eugene Lang Foundation, Project Pericles has challenged ten colleges and universities to provide a learning experience that will "instill in students an abiding and active sense of social responsibility and civic concern." Elon has accepted the challenge, which fits with the university's stated mission to prepare students to be global citizens and informed leaders and to foster an ethic of work and service.