Key Readings and Resources

Updated January 2020

(articles with an asterisk may be of particular interest to community colleges)

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

Campus Compact (2015). Advanced Service-Learning Toolkit. Accessed December 20, 2019.

Campus Compact. Equity-based Service-Learning. Accessed December 21, 2019.

Campus Compact (2003). Introduction to service-learning toolkit: Readings and resources for faculty, 2nd edition. Boston, MA: Campus Compact.

Campus Compact. Service-Learning Syllabi Archive. Accessed December 20, 2019.

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.

GLOBALSL: Partnership for global learning and cooperative development. Online resource on Campus Compact website. Accessed December 20, 2019.

GlobalSL. GSL Research. Online resource on Campus Compact website. Accessed December 20, 2019.

Global SL. Reflection: Intercultural Border Crossing, Power, and Privilege. Online resource on Campus Compact website. Accessed December 20, 2019.

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.

*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.