Key Readings and Resources

Updated November 2021

(articles with an asterisk [“*”] may be of particular interest to community colleges)

Butin (Sarofian-Butin), D. W. (2010). Service-Learning in theory and practice: The future of community engagement in higher education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Campus Compact

Community-based Global Learning Collaborative. Online resource on Campus Compact website.

Cress, C.M., Donahue, D., & Associates, eds. (2011). Democratic dilemmas of teaching service-learning: Curricular strategies for success. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Delgon, C., Mitchell, T.D., & Eaton, T.K. [eds] (2017). The Cambridge handbook of service learning and community engagement. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Heffernan, K. (2001). Fundamentals of Service-Learning Course Construction. Boston, MA: Campus Compact.

Jacoby, B. & Mutascio, P. (2010). Looking In, reaching out: A reflective guide for service-learning professionals. Boston, MA: Campus Compact.

Mitchell, T. D. (2008). Traditional vs. critical service-learning: Engaging the literature to differentiate two models. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 14(2).

Mitchell, T. D., Donahue, D. M., & Young-Law, C. (2012). Service learning as a pedagogy of whiteness. Equity & Excellence in Education, 45(4), 612-629.

* Prentice, M. & Robinson, G. (2010). Improving Student Learning Outcomes with Service Learning. American Association of Community Colleges.

*Schnee, E., Better, A., Clark Cummings, M., Eds. (2016).Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice. Switzerland: Springer International. DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22945-4

*Taggart, Amanda & Crisp, Gloria. (2014). Service Learning at Community Colleges: Synthesis, Critique, and Recommendations for Future Research. Journal of College Reading and Learning. 42. 24-44. 10.1080/10790195.2011.10850346.

Welch, M &, Plaxton-Moore, S. (2019). The Craft of Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning: A Guide for Faculty Development. Stylus Publishing. (Includes online interactive workbook for individual or group use)

Zlotkowski, E. A., Longo, N. V., & Williams, J. R. (2006). Students as colleagues: expanding the circle of service-learning leadership. Providence, R.I.: Campus Compact.


To suggest additional key readings, please contact Clayton Hurd at churd@compact.org.