Resources and Publications

Service Learning Resources and Publications

The Office of Service Learning is committed to faculty development and supporting in-class learning initiatives in regards to service learning.  Various resources and publications have been compiled below for Hilbert College faculty review and use. 

Hilbert College is a member of the Western New York Service Learning Coalition (WNYSLC), a group of representatives from colleges and universities and community organizations that come together to discuss ways to collaborate and support one another in our efforts in the community, specifically those related to service learning.  Helpful tools and links are available for faculty use on their website.

Additionally, a number of articles, videos, professional journals and books that focus on issues related to service learning can be found below. These resources may be helpful in developing service projects, introducing service to students or assisting with reflection activities.



"E-Service-Learning: The Evolution of Service-Learning to Engage a Growing Online Student Population" By Leora S. Waldner, Sue Y. MCGorry, and Murray C. Widener

"Helping, Fixing or Serving" By Rachel Naomi Remen, MD



"Service: A Solution for Higher Education"

"Communicating with People with Disabilities: Ask Me First"

"Invitation to Service-Learning"



Academic Exchange Quarterly

Information for Action: A Journal for Research on Service-Learning for Children and Youth

Journal of College and Character

Journal of Experiential Education

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education

Liberal EducationMichigan Journal of Community Service Learning




Hilbert College's McGrath Library contains a number of resources on service-learning,civic participation and reflection for use by faculty and staff. Titles include:

Academic Service Learning: A Pedagogy of Action and Reflection
               Robert A. Rhoades, Jeffery P.F. Howard, editors
Beyond the Tower: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Philosophy
                C. David Lisman and Irene E. Harvey, volume editors
Building Partnerships for Service-Learning
                Barbara Jacoby
Civic Service: Service-Learning with State and Local Government Partners
                David P. Redlawsk, Tom Rice and associates, editors
Combining Service and Learning in Higher Education: Summary Report
                Maryann Jacobi Gray
 Connecting Past and Present: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in History
               Ira Harkavy and Bill M. Donovan, volume editors
 Developing and Implementing Service-Learning Programs
               Mark Canada, Bruce W. Speck, editors
Experiencing Citizenship: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Political Science
                Richard M. Battistoni and William E. Hudson, volume editors
Fostering Critical Reflection in Adulthood: A Guide to Transformative and Emancipatory Learning
                Jack Mezirow and associates
The Future of Service-Learning: New Solutions for Sustaining and Improving Practice
                Jean Strait and Marybeth Lima, Editors
Journal Keeping: How to Use Reflective Writing for Effective Learning, Teaching, Professional Insight, and Positive Change
                Stevens, Dannelle D.
Learning by Doing: Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Accounting
                D.V. Rama, volume editor
The Learning Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning
                John N. Gardner, Gretchen Van der Veer, and associates
Learning through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning Across the Disciplines
                Christine M. Cress
Life, Learning and Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Biology
                David C. Brubaker and Joel H. Ostroff, volume editors
The Measure of Service Learning: Research Scales to Assess Student Experiences
                Robert Bringle, Mindy A. Phillips, Michael Hudson
Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices
                Barbara Jacoby and associates
The Spirit of Service: Exploring Faith, Service and Social Justice in Higher Education
                Brian T. Johnson and Carolyn R. O’Grady, editors
Successful Service-Learning Programs: New Models of Excellence in Higher Education
                Edward Zlotkowski, editor
 Teaching for Justice: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Peace Studies
               Kathleen Maas Weigert and Robin J. Crews, volume editors
With Service in Mind: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Psychology
                Robert G. Bringle and Donna K. Duffy, volume editors
Working for the Common Good: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Management
                Paul C. Godfrey and Edward T. Grasso, volume editors
Writing the Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Composition
                Linda Adler-Kassner, Robert Crooks, and Ann Watters, volume editors

Other Resources

"Bringing Theory to Practice" Project from the Association of American Colleges and Universities

The Proceedings (International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Communitiy Engagement)

Seasons of Service: Engaging Youth in Service-Learning Throughout the Year