Connecting Campuses with Communities

Developing. Engaging. Exploring.

faces-speechbubble-e1422148133738The Center for Service and Learning and Indiana Campus Compact, invite you to attend the 2018 Connecting Campuses with Communities (CCC) conference.

Who should attend?

  • Scholars who are interested in enhancing their service learning courses and advancing their research on service learning
  • Practitioners whose primary job is to support faculty development and develop campus/community partnerships to the

The week-long conference is a two-part event that focuses on building a network of scholars and practitioners and offers the following opportunities:

The Service Learning Institute includes two tracks: a course development track which is ideal for those interested in gaining strategies to improve the quality of a service learning course; and a practitioner-scholar track designed for those who specialize in service learning faculty development, build and nurture campus-community partnerships, or administrator campus-wide community engagement efforts.

Institute Objectives:

To increase the number of high quality service learning courses
To share promising practices and generate new ideas
To enhance reflection, assessment, and partnerships in service learning classes
To build a network of service learning practitioners

Institute Topics:
• Designing courses for well-integrated service learning
• Creating and assessing learning outcomes
• Developing meaningful reflection activities
• Collaborating with community partners as co-educators

The Research Academy is designed to strengthen one’s research on service learning while advancing their scholarship of teaching and learning.

Academy Objectives:
• To strengthen research on service learning and community engagement
• To advance the scholarship of teaching and learning
• To provide consultation and feedback on research ideas
• To build a network of service learning scholars

Academy Topics:
• Integrating curricula and research
• Developing measurement approaches; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods
• Designing theory-grounded research questions using ethical methods
• Writing research proposals and manuscripts

Participants may choose to attend either the Service Learning Institute or the Research Academy or maximize their professional development by attending both.


For more information, contact Laura Weaver at  or Tom Hahn at .