Service Learning

Service Learning



Service-Learning Workshop Packet

Service-Learning is an experiential learning opportunity with a strong reflection component that is strategically designed to advance a learning objective (may be academic or co-curricular), and where the experience itself is developed and executed in partnership with the communities served.

Funding Resource: Venture Fund, Michigan Campus Compact - faculty or academic departments may apply to receive up to $3500 to integrate service-learning or community service into a course or curriculum.  For more information, click here:

Are your students working with K-12 youth? Check out the online resource on College Positive Volunteerism, a guide which prepares college students to serve as college access mentors.  The guide was developed by Michigan Campus Compact.  For more information, click here:

American Association of Community Colleges Service-Learning Page

American Association of Higher Education

Association of American Colleges & Universities

Community College National Center for Community Engagement

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

CSU Community Service-Learning Website

International Partnership for Service-Learning

Michigan Campus Compact

National Society for Experiential Education

NCTE’s Service-Learning in Composition

New England Resource Center for Higher Education

Peace Corps Service Learning

Public Service & Outreach The University of Georgia

The Big Dummy’s Guide to Service-Learning

The Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning

The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

Useful Articles:

Implementing Service Learning in Higher Education

To Hell With Good Intentions

What is Experiential Learning?


Service Learning
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5236 USA
(269) 387-2139 | (269) 387-2789 Fax