Resources for Faculty
(https://www.msche.org/publications/SLA_Book_0808080728085320.pdf) In 2015, bill A03006 was introduced in New York State, which, among other issues, calls for the requirement of "experiential learning as a requirement for graduation." York's Service Learning Advisory Board has formulated criteria for courses to be designated as service-learning on an ad hoc basis, as well as put together resources for support of pedagogy and scholarship.
York College Service-Learning Course Criteria
For the ad-hoc designation of a class as a service-learning course, a syllabus along with the completion of the following document should be submitted for review by the Service-Learning Advisory Board at firstname.lastname@example.org:York College Service-Learning Course Criteria.docx
An integral component to all service-learning courses is the opportunity to reflect in written and/or oral form, making a thoughtful connection between the work done in and out of the classroom. The Writing Studio of Colorado State University provides a guide for facilitating such reflection: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/service_learning/reflect.cfm
Course Ideas and Syllabi
Campus Compact, a national organization focused on "campus-based civic engagement," provides sample teaching ideas and syllabi for many disciplines at the following website: http://www.compact.org/category/syllabi/
The Faculty Toolkit for Service-Learning in Higher Education provides many valuable resources for building a service-learning course from scratch, including a sample legal agreement that outlines ground rules that should be addressed between colleges and a community partners. Pre-printed hard copies of 169-page document are available upon request at email@example.com.
There are several journals dedicated to scholarship. They include:
Another resource is York's Service-Learning Listserv. If you are interested in receiving period information about opportunities that may be of interest, including information on grants or the upcoming Day of Service here on campus, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the service-learning mailing list.