Key Resources


General Resources

Campus Compact

Resources for service-learning practitioners. Includes extensive links to web resources, job listings, news, model programs, sample syllabi, and more.

Wisconsin Campus Compact

WICC's mission is to strengthen civic engagement and service-learning partnerships between Wisconsin's postsecondary institutions and the communities they serve.

A History of Madison

Prepared by Morgridge Center for Public Service graduate fellow Haley Madden, this concise but thorough document is a useful tool for both students and instructors to better understand the long history of the land Madison sits on and some of the city's most pressing current issues.

National Society for Experiential Education

Conferences, awards & scholarships, partnerships, resources.

Generator School Network/The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

A searchable database of K-12 and higher education service-learning literature, information about Learn & Serve American efforts, links to service-learning information resources.

National Service-Learning Listservs

Stay up-to-date with other practitioners of service-learning and share resources, best practices, and developments in the field. 

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Promotes health (broadly defined) through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.

Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning

The premiere national, peer-reviewed journal with articles on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues related to academic (curriculum-based) service-learning in higher education.

TRUCEN (The Research University Civic Engagement Network)

Engaged Scholarship Toolkit - updated. This year over 100 new references, articles and resources have been added to this comprehensive document.

TRUCEN Engaged Scholarship Toolkit

The Toolkit has once again been updated. This year over 100 new references, articles and resources have been added to this comprehensive document.

Centre for Community-Based Research

Canada-based resource: publications and resources.

Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL)

A "Science Shop" model, of Loyola University Chicago seeks to promote equality and to improve lives in communities throughout the Chicago metropolitan region. Research, program models, publications and more.

Trent Centre for Community-Based Education

Another Science Shop hybrid in Peterborough, Ontario with many resources on this form of campus-community exchange.

Living Knowledge Network: International Science Shops

Lots of resources on this model.

Spring 2016 Community-based Research Study Executive Summary

A study of UW-Madison partnerships with community organizations


Publications by our Staff



Tryon, Elizabeth A. "Learning and Teaching Community-Based Research: Linking Pedagogy to Practice." Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 19.2 (2015): 201-206. 

Tryon, E., and C. Hood (2013), “Globally-Engaged Learning Trends in the US”, Trends and Insights, International Education Association.

Stoecker, R., Hilgendorf, A., and E. Tryon (2008). Information and Communication Technology in Service Learning: A Case Study of Appropriate Use, in “Service-eLearning: Educating for Citizenship”, by A. Dailey-Hebert, E. Donnelli, and L. DiPadova-Stocks (Eds.). San Francisco: Anker Publishing.

Tryon, E.; R. Stoecker; et al: (2008), The Challenge of Short-Term Service-learning, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 14 (2), 16-26.

Tryon, E. & R. Stoecker, "The Unheard Voices: Community Organizations and Service-Learning," Journal of Outreach and Engagement, Fall 2008.

Elizabeth Tryon and J. A. Ross (2012). “Community-University Exchange: A Science Shop Model for authentic partnerships”, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16(4), 197-212.

Elizabeth Tryon and Megan Miller, “Community Engagement Models: Structures that create authentic reciprocal partnerships, Paper collection for the HLC Conference: 2011.


Tryon, E., M. Slaughter, J.A. Ross, (April, 2015), “Paradigm Shifts in Community-Based Learning for better Community Outcomes,” chapter in: Service Learning and Civic Engagement: A Sourcebook, Delano-Oriaran, O., Ed., Sage Publications.

The Unheard Voices: Community Organizations and Service Learning. Research on community impact of current service-learning practice in Madison, WI.

Other Publications:

Tryon, E. & R. Stoecker, “Community Standards for Service Learning”, brochure written in collaboration with community agencies in Madison, 2007.