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Stanford Resources and Services

Individual Consultation

Community Engaged Learning staff are available to meet with faculty members interested in developing a Cardinal Course or community-based research project. This individual consultation can provide faculty with an introduction to the broad range of resources available to support students and faculty interested in combining service with academic programs. Contact a member of the Community Engaged Learning and Research (CELR) team to set up a meeting.

Faculty Workbook 

We are pleased to share a Faculty Workbook for faculty interested in developing a Cardinal Course. Designed specifically for Stanford instructors, the workbook includes guiding questions and exercises to support instructors in developing community engaged learning courses as well as classroom resources they can use in their teaching.

Workshop on Fundamentals of Community Engaged Learning

Haas Center staff can provide two-hour introductory workshops on the pedagogy of community engaged learning; this can be done for small groups of faculty or graduate student teaching assistants. Contact  Luke Terra for more information. 

Community Partnerships 

The Haas Center can provide information about agencies and nonprofit community organizations in the Bay Area interested in partnerships with Stanford University. 


Haas Center staff are available to meet with individual faculty to discuss assessment tools and we welcome the opportunity to support or participate in your assessment efforts. Contact Jo Wong for more information.

Principles of Ethical and Effective Service 

The Haas Center developed the Principles of Ethical and Effective Service to raise awareness about Stanford’s responsibility to communities and organizations involved with the university’s public service activities. The principles inform program design and implementation as we continually align our work and guiding values.

Online Resources

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education

The Campus Compact Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit
This toolkit provides definitions, resources, and readings related to engaged scholarship. A print copy of articles referred to in the toolkit is available in the Engaged Scholarship library on the second floor of the Haas Center. Major topics include:

Campus Compact Service-Learning Syllabus Project
Over 200 service-learning syllabi for courses from Biology to History are available on this national website

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Includes a list openly-available resources and journals that publish community-based research

Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health
CES4Health is a free online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating products of health-related community-engaged scholarship

International Journal for Service Learning, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship
The Journal is a peer-reviewed free electronic journal that seeks to nurture service learning in engineering as a distinct body of knowledge

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
A national, peer-reviewed journal consisting of articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the service learning community

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has an easy-to-use, searchable database links in over 40 topic areas to websites with information about service learning courses and community-based research

UC Berkeley Toolkit for Designing Community-Based Courses
A guide for instructors to develop community partnerships and create engaged public scholarship courses

Print Resources

Books, journals, and articles on service learning, community-based research, civic engagement, and university-community partnerships are available to borrow from the Community Engaged Learning and Research office at the Haas Center. These include:

  • The American Association for Higher Education’s set of monographs, Service-Learning in the Disciplines. These resources provide concepts and models for service learning in many fields
  • Fundamentals of Service-Learning Course Construction by Kerissa Heffernan.

For more information, please contact Luke Terra.

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