Connecting Academic Service-Learning to Faculty Research Work
Service-learning can create opportunities for faculty to conduct scholarly research and evaluation. Faculty can also pursue collaborative research and grant writing opportunities with service learning community partners. The Center for Civic Engagement can assist faculty in identifying potential community organizations that would be interested in serving as a partner for a research project. Below are several resources that can aid you in linking your community engagement work to opportunities for scholarship and publishing.
- National Service-Learning Clearinghouse: “Service-Learning Research Primer”
- Scholarship of Engagement
A website dedicated to faculty pursuing community-engaged research. It also serves as the home of the National Review Board of the Scholarship of Engagementthat provides external peer review and evaluation of faculty’s scholarship of engagement. Links to external reviewers, mentors, support programs, and resources.
- Community-Based Research Network
A network of practitioners engaged in community-based research. Page includes resources, scholarly articles, grant opportunities, and network possibilities.
- Making Outreach Visible: A Guide to Documenting Professional Service and Outreach (American Association for Higher Education)
- Advanced Service Learning at Research Universities (New Directions for Higher Education)
- Challenges and Opportunities for Community Engagement at Research Universities (Review of Higher Education)
- "How a Traditional Faculty Member Came to Teach a Course on “Voluntarism, Community,and Citizenship” (Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning)
- Renewing the Civic Mission of the American Research University (Journal of Higher Education)