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Acting Director of Service-Learning
Office of Service-Learning
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
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toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: (727) 864-7512
Below are some links that we think you might find helpful.
Center for Career Planning and Applied Learning
Provides information on Eckerd's Career Resources, international education, internships and service learning opportunities.
The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership
IPSL is a site that have programs that integrate study abroad and service learning
Volunteer Florida deals with issues facing Florida and has programs students can get involved in.
AmeriCorps is like Peace Corps only it is in America and the obligation to serve is only one year.
idealist.org is interested in college students and their engagement in service.
The following online resources offer valuable tools to assist in the development of a service-learning course:
Campus Compact provides a database of syllabi contributed by service-learning practitioners in higher education. Browse syllabi by discipline for service-learning project ideas, examples of course structures, or relevant texts to incorporate into your course.
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse offers a search engine to locate syllabi. Filter hundreds of service-learning syllabi by sector, area of service, demographics, or theory and practice.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health maintains a growing collection of syllabi and course materials for a variety of health related disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, and sociology. On the homepage, click on the service-learning link. On next page select discipline-specific resources, including syllabi, to search service-learning syllabi by discipline.
The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is a peer-reviewed journal with submissions written by faculty and service-learning educators for the service-learning community.
Partnerships: A Journal of Service Learning and Community Engagement is a peer-reviewed journal specializing in articles relating to the importance of partnerships among students, faculty, administrators, community agencies, and more as they relate to service-learning.
Community Works Institute publishes a free journal three times a year focused on community engagement within education.
Campus Compact publishes a free quarterly newsletter called Compact Current for organizations and higher education institutions with articles relevant to service-learning.
The National Youth Leadership Council offers free subscription to a monthly electronic newsletter for service-learning practitioners.
Journal for Civic Commitment is a bi-annual online journal that provides research-based and practical information to the service-learning community.
Documents and Forms
Form W-9: Use this form if an honorarium is offered to a guest speaker from a partnering organization. The W-9 must be completed by the speaker and submitted to the Business Office in order to receive payment.
The following articles on reflection, service learning, pedagogical theory, and community partnerships may be useful resources for course development, or may be used as assigned reading for students.
- The ABCs of Reflection (Welch)
- Generating, Deepening, and Documenting Learning (Ash & Clayton)
- Changing Pedagogies (Saltmarsh)
- Shifts in Perspective: Capitalizing on the Counter-Normative Nature of Service-Learning (Ash & Clayton)
- Principles of Good Practice for Service-Learning Pedagogy (Howard)
- Community-Engaged Scholarship through Mutually Transformative Partnerships (Jameson, Clayton, & Jaeger)
- Service-Learning as a Shared Developmental Journey (Whitney, McClure, Respet, & Clayton)
Many Opportunities to Serve
With over 100 non-profit agencies in the Tampa Bay area, there are a plethora of ways for you to get out and get active in your community. You can work directly with the people/issues that an organization serves and or you can provide behind-the-scenes support for a non-profit agency. Be sure to check out the Volunteer Agency Directory for ways to contact these agencies.
Listed below are some of the skill areas or social issues with which you can work: