National and International Resources

National Outreach Scholarship Conference: The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization, is composed of higher education member institutions, a mix of state-public and private institutions. Our goal is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity. Their agenda includes research, partnerships, promotion, publishing, and promoting training and development.

Association of American Colleges and Universities – Civic Learning: AAC&U builds national awareness of civic and democratic learning and supports campus capacity for those outcomes that are essential for life, work, and citizenship in the 21st century. This effort is part of AAC&U’s ongoing commitment to help all students achieve the essential outcomes of a quality liberal education. Through this site you can find current issues, publications, AAC&U Initiatives, and general resources.

International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement: The IARSLCE grew out of the Annual International K-H Service-Learning Research Conference, which began as an idea championed by Shelley H. Billig, Ph.D. of RMC Research Corporation and Andrew Furco, Ph.D. of the University of California Berkeley. At the time of the first conference in Berkeley, CA in 2001, there were no other comparable meetings that highlighted research on service-learning and facilitated information exchange and dialogue among scholars, practitioners, funders, and students interested in research on service-learning. This association offers conferences, workshops, awards, recognition, and publishing opportunities.