Service Learning & Leadership Library

The Center for Service Learning & Leadership has a wide variety of resource material to support service learning, leadership interfaith activities. If you would like to check out any of these items please contact the Center at (219) 785-5742 or email Laura Weaver, service learning coordinator, at

 Service Learning Resources Available

A Practical Guide for Integrating Civic Responsibility into the Curriculum
Karla Gottlieb & Gail Robinson, Editors
Community College Press 2002

Summary: This curriculum guide evolved from a national service learning project of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). AACC’s project, Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning, has worked to integrate service learning into the institutional climate of community colleges since 1994.

Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Sherril B. Gelmon, Dr. P.H., Barbara A. Holland, Ph. D.,
Amy Driscoll, Ed. D., Amy Spring, M.P.A., Seanna Kerrigan, M. Ed.
Campus Compact 2001

Summary: A toolkit to assist in the assessment of service-learning and civic engagement programs. Offers guidelines for assessing program impact on faculty, students, communities, and institutions. An assessment model that responds to the complexity of service-learning and other strategies for civic engagement in higher education. The primary focus is on curricular service-learning. This handbook is also intended as a resource for assessment for continuous improvement, not just for demonstrating outcomes. Thus, improvement methods and concepts are woven throughout the narrative, the approaches, and the instrumentation itself.

Building Partnerships for Service-Learning
Barbara Jacoby and Associates
John Wiley & Sons 2003

Summary: It is clear that service-learning has the potential to yield tremendous benefits to students, communities, and institutions of higher education. Increased student learning has been well documented. As communities gain new energy to meet their needs and greater capacity to capitalize on their assets, service-learning enables higher education to fulfill its civic responsibility. When service-learning lives up to its potential to lead colleges and universities to transform themselves into fully engaged citizens of their communities and the world, its ability to bring about positive social change is limitless.
To be successful, service-learning must be grounded in a wide range of solid, reciprocal, democratic partnerships. Building Partnerships for Service-Learning assembles leading voices in the field to bring their expertise to bear on this crucial topic. Faculty, administrators, student leaders, and community and corporate leaders will find this volume filled with vital information, exemplary models, and practical tools needed to make service-learning succeed.
Comprehensive in scope, Building Partnerships for Service-Learning includes:

  • Fundamentals and frameworks for developing sustainable partnerships
  • Assessment as a partnership-building process
  • The complex dynamics of collaboration between academic affairs and student affairs
  • Partnering with students to enhance service-learning
  • How to create campuswide infrastructure for service-learning
  • Profiles and case studies of outstanding partnerships with neighborhoods, community agencies, and K-12 schools
  • Partnerships for collaborative action research
  • Exploring the challenges and benefits of corporate and international partnerships
  • The dynamic relationship of service-learning and the civic renewal of higher education

Building Partnerships for Service-Learning is the essential guide to taking service-learning and partnerships to the next level.

Campus Compact: Building Lasting Bridges Between Campuses & Communities
Campus Compact

Summary: This publication highlights the collective work done by the 1997-2000 Universities as Citizens project with Campus Compacts in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum:
A resource book for Service-Learning Faculty in all disciplines
Richard M. Battistoni, Ph.D.
Campus Compact 2002

Summary: This resource offers faculty in all disciplines rationales and resources for connecting their service-learning efforts to the broader goals of civic engagement. It provides concrete examples of course materials, exercises, and assignments that can be used in service-learning courses to develop students’ civic capacities, regardless of disciplinary area.

Civic Engagement In Higher Education
Barbara Jacoby and Associates
John Wiley & Sons 2009

Summary: Numerous studies have chronicled student’s lack of trust in large social institutions, declining interest in politics, and decreasing civic skills. This book is a comprehensive guide to developing high-quality civic engagement experiences for college students. The book defines civic engagement and explains why it is central to a college education. It describes the state of the art of education for civic engagement and provides guidelines for designing programs that encourage desired learning outcomes. In addition, the book guides leaders in organizing their institutions to create a campus-wide culture of civic engagement.

Combining Service and Learning Volume I
Jane C. Kendall and Associates
National Society for Internships and Experiential Education 1990

Summary: This publication is the first volume of a three-volume resource book intended for anyone who wants to start, strengthen, or support a program or course that combines community or public service with learning. The book covers policies, issues, and programs in colleges and universities, K-12 schools, community-based organizations, public agencies at all levels, youth agencies, and others. Most articles in volume I are targeted to educators. The volume contains 76 papers divided into five parts: (1) Essential Principles in Combining Service and Learning; (2) Rationales and Theories for Combining Service and Learning; (3) Public Policy Issues and Guides; (4) Institutional Policy Issues and Guides; and (5) History and Future of the Service-Learning Movement. The five articles in part I lay out the essential principles behind service and learning. In part II, 38 papers divided among several subtopics discuss why the combination of service and learning is important and powerful at this time in history. Part III contains eight articles that take the debate to the public policy arena using summaries of several state policies as models. The 16 papers making up part IV concern institutional policy issues raised by combining service and learning and how to establish the types of commitment needed for sustaining institutional support. Finally, the nine articles contained in part 5 discuss the history and future of the service-learning movement. Contains an index and publications list. (GLR)

Combining Service and Learning Volume II
Jane C. Kendall and Associates
National Society for Internships and Experiential Education 1990

Summary: This publication is part of a three-volume resource book intended for anyone who wants to start, strengthen, or support a program or course that combines community service with learning. This volume, which is organized into four parts, discusses a variety of practical issues and ideas for programs and courses that combine service and learning. It includes project ideas for service learners of all ages, tips on establishing and cultivating school-agency relationships, youth program models, and practical advice for recruitment.

Combining Service and Learning Volume III
National Society for Experiential Education
National Society for Internships and Experiential Education 1988

Summary: This annotated bibliography of 245 items published from 1970 through 1987 is intended to guide newcomers toward and remind service-learning veterans of key literature in the field. Sections of the bibliography include definitions and history, rationales, service-learning in higher education and in secondary education, theoretical and philosophical roots, experiential education, higher education for social responsibility, volunteerism and national service, research, program development/implementation/
evaluation, program examples from post secondary and secondary education, and other print and organizational resources. The annotations are divided into six chapters: (1) What is Service-Learning? (2) Learning from Service: Major Perspectives; (3) Volunteerism and National Service; (4) Research; (5) Implications for Practice; and (6) Resources/Organizations. An author index is included. (GLR)

Community Action
A Journal Dedicated to Fighting Poverty in America
National Association of Community Action Agencies
Winter 2000-2001, Volume 2, Issue 2

Summary: Topics in this issue include:

  • Community Economic Development
  • Workforce Investment Act
  • Income Shifts & Globalization
  • The Changing Nonprofit Sector
  • Responsive Philanthropy
  • Crossing the Digital Divide
  • What is a Community Action Agency

The Consulting Corps
Campus Compact Feb. 2003

Summary: The Campus Compact-AAHE Consulting Corps was established to assist colleges and universities in becoming more effective proponents of social and civic engagement. Designed to serve as a major disciplinary and regional resource, the Corps can provide invaluable technical assistant and professional development to service-learning faculty and engaged campus. Options include one-on-one consultation, group training, campus workshops, and more. This guide outlines the Corps’ consultants, how to arrange a consultation, fee structure, and more.

Creating, Running, and Sustaining Campus-Community Service-Learning Partnerships:
Lessons from Practitioners
Richard Schramm, University of Vermont
Prepared for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont Campus Compacts

Summary: This handbook is not only interested in the belief that, for example, partners in “good” partnerships “share common goals,” but more importantly how those forming actual partnerships achieve those common goals–what steps they take, what “practices” they use, to build this dimension of a “good” partnerships. We organize the reported “promising practices” according to their role in creating, running or sustaining different elements of “good” partnerships.

Crossroads and Common Ground
A Compilation Report: Three ICC Studies
Indiana Campus Compact 2007

Summary: This report is a compilation of three research studies funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. Spanning a period of eight years, these three studies represent three different focuses: student retention, public perceptions of higher education, and the impact of service on local communities.

Democratic Dilemmas of Teaching Service-Learning: Curricular Strategies for Success
Christine M. Cress, David M. Donahue, and Associates
Stylus Publishing 2011

Summary: Recognizing that teaching, in general, and service-learning in particular, are inherently political, this book faces up to the resulting predicaments that inevitably arise in the classroom. By framing them as a vital and productive part of the process of teaching and learning for political engagement, this book offers the reader with new ways to think about and address seemingly intractable ideological issues.

Education for What? Learning Social Responsibility (DVD)

Summary: Education for What? Learning Social Responsibility documents the role college students play in helping solve community problems as part of their regular curriculum. Shot on location on six urban campuses across the country, Education for What? looks at how a broad range of discipline and interdisciplinary programs help engage students in service-learning. It also examines whether service-learning leads to greater engagement in civic processes and the extent to which it addresses political apathy among young voters.

Embedding Service-Learning into Teacher Education (ESTE)
Carol Myers and Mac Bellner
Corporation for National Service Learn and Serve 2000

No summary at this time.


The Engaged Department Toolkit
Richard M. Battistoni, Ph.D., Sherril B. Gelmon, Dr. P.H., John Saltmarsh, Ph.D.,
Jon Wergin, Ph.D., Edward Zlotkowski, Ph.D.
Campus Compact 2003

Summary: This Toolkit is designed to help departments strengthen and act upon their commitment to public work by hosting or participating in an Engaged Department Institute. The toolkit has three distinct uses:

  1. Guide and blueprint for hosting an institute.
  2. “Curriculum” for the institute.
  3. Resource for teams attending an institute to bring back to their own departments.

The Engaged University: International Perspectives on Civic Engagement
David Watson, Robert M. Hollister, Susan E. Stroud, and Elizabeth Babcock
Routledge 2011

Summary: This timeless volume offers three special contributions to the literature on the higher education policy and practice: an historical overview of university foundation, together with a survey of how these “founding” intentions have fared in different systems of higher education; a contemporary account of the policies and practices of twenty universities from sixteen countries making civic and community engagement a strategic priority; and an overview of generic issues which emerge for the “engaged university.”

Engaging the Whole of Service-Learning, Diversity, and Learning Communities
Joseph A. Galura, Penny A. Pasque, David Schoem, and Jeffrey Howard
OCSL Press at the University of Michigan 2004

Summary: Service-learning, diversity, and learning communities, amongst today’s most prominent higher education innovations, are integrated at the University of Michigan’s Michigan Community Scholars Program. Voices included in the book are those of national leaders, and faculty, students, staff, and community partners of this living-learning program.

Essential Resources for Campus-Based Service, Service-Learning, and Civic Engagement
Campus Compact 2004

Summary: This resource guide offers an overview of the best print and online resources available on campus-based service, service-learning, and civic engagement. Thus, it is designed to support the work of community service and service-learning directors and staff, chief academic offices, faculty, students, and others with an interest in the field.

Essential Service-Learning Resources
Campus Compact 2002

Summary: This resource guide offers an overview of the best print and online resources available on campus-based service, service-learning, and civic engagement.

Establishing and Sustaining an Office of Community Service
Campus Compact
Campus Compact 2000

A comprehensive guide to assist community service directors in creating and sustaining a campus community service office. Student recruitment and training, liability and risk management, program assessment, and funding are some of the topics covered. Also contains an extensive appendix of sample forms for working with faculty, students, and community agencies.

Extending our Reach: Voices of Service Learning at Cornell
Paula Horrigan, editor
Faculty Fellows-In-Service Cornell University 2007

No summary at this time.

Fundamentals of Service-Learning Course Construction
Kerrissa Heffernan, Ed.D.
Campus Compact 2001

Summary: This guide to designing, constructing, and implementing higher education service-learning courses includes chapters on course organization (including examples of successful service-learning courses), implementation, assignment examples, and ways of connecting to the community–‘civic bridges’. Six models for service-learning courses are described, as well as a catalogued sample of assignments and sample syllabi.

The Future of Service-Learning
Jean R. Strait and Marybeth Lima
Stylus Publishing 2009

Summary: As a new generation of practitioners engages with service learning, at a time when higher education faces questions about learning outcomes and costs, and in the context of such issues as globalization and the environment, this book poses important questions about practice, institutional sustainability, and future directions. Among these are:

What counts as service learning? What value does it bring to institutions? Is it appropriate for all students? How is globalization impacting service learning?

Divided into three thematic parts, this book successively covers institutional and administrative issues; service learning as a springboard for research; and presents new practices that address emerging challenges and changing student populations.

The contributors review how different institutional types have structured their service learning activities; address the issue of centralization or decentralization; propose better ways to form community partnerships; consider promotion and tenure implications; postulate framing service- learning and community engagement as scholarship; and examine service-learning as a springboard for research.

Further chapters offer a new blueprint for funding to achieve sustainability; examples of international service learning from a European perspective; a case study and framework for using on-line formats to extend the reach of a program; raise the urgent issue of the experiences and contributions of underrepresented students; and present the rationale and processes for developing effective student-led evaluation of programs.

Images of Service
Reflections from the Campus Compact Midwest Collaboration
Community Service Directors Fellowship Program 2000-2001
Beth Blissman and Jay Cooper, editors
Indiana Campus Compact and the Midwest Collaboration 2002

Summary: Campus Community Service Directors (CSDs), those individuals who support and oversee a vast array of curricular and co-curricular student service initiatives, work at the center of many college and university service learning efforts. CSDs serve as vital links between campuses and their surrounding communities, and their dedication to building relationships with community partners and preparing students for service is a large part of the success of many service learning programs. The goal of this project is to expand on the extraordinary service learning efforts of Campus Compact member campuses by engaging faculty, staff, students, and community members in collective efforts to create things or processes of lasting civic value, while bringing citizen education to the center of higher education’s mission.

Integrating Civic Responsibility into the Curriculum
Karla Gottlieb and Gail Robinson, editors
American Association of Community Colleges 2002

No summary at this time.

Introduction to Service-Learning Toolkit
Campus Compact
Campus Compact 2000

The toolkit is used as a resource for faculty and includes several different readings.

Introduction to Service-Learning Toolkit second edition
Campus Compact
Campus Compact 2003

The toolkit is used as a resource for faculty and includes several different readings.

Inventory of Service Learning Courses at Purdue University, West Lafayette
Mary-Clare Holst, John G. Pomery, Richard E. Grace
June 1998

Lists all Service Learning Courses at Purdue University by Major as of June 1998.

Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education
Missouri Campus Compact 2011

Summary: The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education offers a dedicated venue for higher education faculty and administrative leadership to reflect on the ways that community engagement affects research, teaching, and service in higher education – and its outcomes for the classroom, the advancement of research and knowledge creation across the disciplines, faculty development, tenure and promotion processes, the preparation of graduate students, etc.

Learning Through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning Across the Disciplines
Christine M. Cress, Peter J. Collier, Vicki L. Reitenauer and Associates
Stylus Publishing 2005

Summary: Engaging in service-learning involves taking on new roles and pursuing learning in ways different from traditional courses. Learning Through Serving explains how to understand this new learning experience and covers the skills and knowledge you need to make your service-learning experience a success.

Learning Through Critical Reflection: A Tutorial for Service-Learning Students (Instructor Version)
Sarah L. Ash, Ph.D., and Patti H. Clayton, Ph.D.
Ash & Clayton, 2009

No summary available at this time.

Looking In, Reaching Out
Edited by Barbara Jacoby and Pamela Mutascio
Campus Compact 2010

Summary: Looking In, Reaching Out is an essential hands-on guide for community service-learning professionals. It’s packed with tools, worksheets, and insights designed to provide you with the skills, confidence, support and balance you need to be successful in your professional and personal lives.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

The Premier Academic Journal focusing on service learning.

Volume 1 # 1 Fall 1994 Regents of the University of Michigan 1996
Volume 3 Fall 1996 Regents of the University of Michigan 1996
Volume 4 Fall 1997 Regents of the University of Michigan 1997
Volume 5 Fall 1998 Regents of the University of Michigan 1998
Volume 6 Fall 1999 Regents of the University of Michigan 1999
Volume 7 Fall 2000 Regents of the University of Michigan 2000
Companion Volume Summer 2001 Regents of the University of Michigan 2001
Volume 8 # 1 Fall 2001 Regents of the University of Michigan 2001
Volume 8 # 2 Spring 2002 Regents of the University of Michigan 2002
Volume 9 #1 Fall 2002 Regents of the University of Michigan 2002
Volume 9 #2 Winter 2003 Regents of the University of Michigan 2003
Volume 10 #1 Fall 2003 Regents of the University of Michigan 2003
Volume 10 #2 Spring 2004 Regents of the University of Michigan 2004
Volume 11 #1 Fall 2004 Regents of the University of Michigan 2004
Volume 11 #2 Spring 2005 Regents of the University of Michigan 2005
Volume 12 #1 Fall 2005 Regents of the University of Michigan 2005
Volume 12 #2 Spring 2006 Regents of the University of Michigan 2006
Volume 13 #1 Fall 2006 Regents of the University of Michigan 2006
Volume 13 #2 Spring 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan 2007
Volume 14 #1 Fall 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan 2007
Volume 14 # 2 Spring 2008 Regents of the University of Michigan 2008
Volume 15 #1 Fall 2008 Regents of the University of Michigan 2008
Volume 15 #2 Spring 2009 Regents of the University of Michigan 2009
Volume 16 #1 Fall 2009 Regents of the University of Michigan 2009
Volume 16 #2 Spring 2010 Regents of the University of Michigan 2010
Volume 17 #1 Fall 2010 Regents of the University of Michigan 2010
Volume 17 #2 Spring 2011 Regents of the University of Michigan 2011
Volume 18 #1 Fall 2011 Regents of the University of Michigan 2011
Course Design Workbook

The National Student Civic Engagement Campaign Dialogue Toolkit
Campus Compact

No summary available at this time.

Partnerships That Work:
The Stories and Lessons from Campus/Community Collaborations
Charlene Gray, Ph.D., James M. Heffernan, Ph.D., Michael Norton
Pennsylvania Campus Compact and New York Campus Compact Consortium

Summary: “As institutions of higher education extend their practice of civic engagement through service-learning, they must grapple with the question of how their complex organizational systems can work with the non-profit community to effect in students and communities change that is both broad and deep while being sustainable…”

Public Work & the Academy:
An Academic Administrator’s Guide to Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
Mark Langseth, William M. Plater
Anker Publishing Co. 2004

Summary: Today’s institutions of higher education find themselves in a struggle to rediscover their roots in civic engagement, and embed such values in their students through intentional leadership, service-learning, and community connectedness. Public Work and the Academy provides academic leaders with a resource to increase their fluency with and ability to lead service-learning and civic engagement efforts on their campuses, with their peers, and throughout their institutions in order to shape the future of higher education. It is written specifically for chief academic officers, provosts, deans, and division and department chairs, who have significant responsibility for their campus’s academic programs.
This book provides guidance on

  • Using civic engagement to enhance the curriculum
  • Examining the critical leadership role of the academic administrator
  • Institutionalizing service-learning and civic engagement
  • Using service-learning as means of advancing educational reform
  • Faculty roles and rewards
  • Employing service-learning to add depth to the education process

It illustrates a wide variety of topics through 11 case studies drawn from two- and four-year institutions across the United States, allowing readers to focus on the specific issues and types of institutions most applicable to them. In addition, this book includes a resources section that lists relevant publications, web sites, consultants, and networks.
Public Work and the Academy encourages both reflection and action on the part of academic leaders and their faculty and asks them to make service-learning and civic engagement part of their unique campus context.

Quick Hits for Service-Learning: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers
Edited by M. A. Cooksey and Kimberly T. Olivares
Indiana University Press 2010

A handy toolkit for integrating service-learning activities in the classroom.

The Role of Service-Learning in Educational Reform
Robert Bhaerman, Karin Cordell, and Barbara Gomez
National Society for Experiential Education 1998

Summary: The purpose of this book is to illustrate how community service-learning is one vehicle for achieving the goals of education and youth development, and concurrently, how it is highly consistent with the goals of “systematic educational reform”. The intended audiences are policy makers at all levels who are seeking effective educational policies and programs for accomplishing both education and social reform, local administrators who are attempting to make decisions regarding their degree of support for service-learning, and teachers and coordinators of service-learning initiatives who are becoming more involved in relevant policy decision that often have a direct effect on the school environment and the curriculum.

Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation
Laura I. Rendon
Stylus Publishing 2009

Summary: The motivation for the quest that Laura Rendon shares in this book was the realization that she, along with many educators, had lost sight of the deeper, relationship-centered essence of education, and lost touch with the fine balance between educating for academics and educating for life. Her purpose is to reconnect readers with the original impulse that led them to become educators; and to help them rediscover, with her, their passion for teaching and learning in the service of others and for the well-being of our society.

Service-Learning: A Movement’s Pioneers Reflect on Its Origins, Practice, and Future
Timothy K. Stanton, Dwight E. Giles, Jr., Nadinne I. Cruz
John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1999

Summary: “A frank, thorough history and review of service-learning…. Service-Learning is a critical piece of the large service-learning movement. It is an ideal guide for new service-learning professionals, faculty members, academic or service administrators, and hopefully, public policymakers.” (Pade Informer)

“For those interested in service-learning–whether as a novice or experienced faculty practitioner, as a scholar of higher education or social movements, as a student, as a community partner, or as an interested observer–this book is a must read.” (Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning)

“This is an engrossing story of pedagogical pioneers who sought, in different ways, to link their passions for service to society, for social justice, and for democracy, with their deep commitments to undergraduate learning. The story is so captivating because it is primarily told in the words of the women and men who shaped the pedagogy of service-learning.” (Thomas Ehrlich, Distinguished University Scholar, California State University, and senior scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)

“When three of today’s most important voices in service-learning conduct oral histories with the movement’s pioneers and founders, the dialogue creates a rich historical tapestry of inspiration, warning, encouragement, and understanding with immediate consequence for the place of students in American higher education and the role of higher education in the American community.” (Jeremy Cohen, dean, College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University)

“This book presents a vivid picture of the role of radical politics in the emergence of service-learning, the early tension between student and community development, and the pioneers’ sometimes anti-establishment orientations toward universities. The authors provide a historical context that greatly enriches our understanding of service-learning in its contemporary forms, which becomes ever more important as the enthusiasm for this approach to education grows.” (Anne Colby, senior scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)

Service-Learning Companion
Dawn Duncan, Joan Kopperud
Houghton Mifflin Company 2008

Summary: The Service-Learning Companion is your guide to combining community service with your academic education. As a participant in service-learning, you will be part of a firsthand learning experience that connects you to your community and benefits your education. When community and classroom are directly and thoughtfully connected, each is enhanced by the other.

Service-Learning Course Design for Community Colleges
Marina Baratian, Donna Killian Duffy, Robert Franco, Amy Hendricks, and Tanya Renner
Campus Compact 2007

Summary: This practical guide offers insight, models, and step-by-step instruction for enriching students’ community college experience through service-learning. The benefits of service-learning–which include improved academic learning, increased retention, and acquisition of real-world experience–have particular application for community college students, whether headed for career or for transfer to four-year institutions. As CCSSE director Kay McKlenney notes in the Foreword, “Finding ways to engage community college students effectively is not easy; it’s just essential.”

Service-Learning Guide & Journal
Robert Schoenfeld 2004

Summary: A Guide and Journal of ways to engage in and reflect upon service learning.

Service-Learning Student’s Guide & Journal: Taking Action Toward Repairing the World
Robert Schoenfeld 2009

Summary: A Guide and Journal of ways to engage in and reflect upon service learning.

Service-Learning in Higher Education
Barbara Jacoby and Associates
John Wiley & Sons 1996

Summary: Our communities depend on our ability to make the connection between education and democracy. This book can breathe new life into colleges and universities that want to reinforce their public service mission. Jacoby and her colleagues tell us how to do it.
–Dolores E. Cross, president, Chicago State University
Combining the most current theory and practice in the field of service-learning with many examples from actual campuses, Service-Learning in Higher Education is a comprehensive guide to developing high-quality service-learning experiences both in the curriculum and through student affairs programs.

Service-Learning in the Disciplines
Stylus Publishing

Summary: These practical guides are intended for faculty and service-learning directors, combining the “how-to” information and rigorous intellectual framework that teachers seek. The distinguishing characteristic of the series is that the contributors to each volume are scholars writing for peers in their own discipline. Each volume discusses how service-learning can be implemented within a specific discipline, and what that discipline contributes to the pedagogy of service-learning. The following disciplines are represented in the collection:

  1. Accounting
  2. Biology
  3. Communication Studies
  4. Composition
  5. Engineering
  6. Environmental Studies
  7. History
  8. Lodging, Food service & Tourism
  9. Nursing
  10. Management – not currently part of CSLL’s library
  11. Medical Education
  12. Peace Studies
  13. Philosophy
  14. Planning & Architecture
  15. Political Science
  16. Psychology
  17. Religious Studies
  18. Sociology
  19. Spanish
  20. Teacher Education
  21. Women’s Studies

Service-Learning: Intercommunity & Interdisciplinary Explorations
Mac Bellner & John Pomery, editors
University of Indianapolis Press 2005

Summary: This book is a project of a class of the Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) Faculty Fellows Program and includes chapters written by several former Faculty Fellows. It offers plenty of ideas, examples, intuition, and encouragement, as well as a few warnings, about how to develop effective service-learning projects, and about why service-learning can be so valuable and stimulating.

Service-Learning Paradigms: Intercommunity, Interdisciplinary, & International
Kenneth Colburn & Rona Newmark, Editors
University of Indianapolis Press 2007

Summary: “Service-learning experiences are a valuable way to help students get the most out of their education while developing what we hope will become a lifelong practice of applying their knowledge and talent toward service to their communities.”—Beverley Pitts, President, University of Indianapolis

The papers in this volume have been selected primarily from the presentations at the
International Symposium on Service-Learning, cosponsored by Stellenbosch University
in South Africa and the University of Indianapolis in the United States. It aims to explore
service-learning paradigms for the 21st century:
New Paradigms for Theory, Research, and Curriculum Development
New Paradigms for Teaching and Learning
Paradigms for Intercommunity and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“This volume provides clear evidence that the paradigm of service-learning has gone
global and international. Service-learning has become the new coin of the academic and
civic realm for issues of connecting teaching, scholarship, and community services.”
—Kenneth Colburn & Rona Newmark, editors

Service-Learning Reader: Reflections and Perspectives on Service
Edited by Gail Albert and the Staff of the Center for Service-Learning, University of Vermont
National Society for Experiential Education 1994

Summary: The Service-Learning Reader is the result of a long, evolutionary process that began in the early 1970s. It was then, through a grant program from the U.S. Department of Education, that the University of Vermont (UVM) became involved in linking service with students’ academic experience in a formal way. Over the years, the UVM Office of Volunteer Programs, now known as The Center for Service-Learning, developed a series of models through which students could take advantage of that link. One of those models was the Field Study Internship, an independent study process which provided a structured syllabus and assigned readings to facilitate students’ reflection upon the experiences they were having in the field. What was exciting about that format was that it permitted the internship course to be portable, opening the whole world to the students who cared to participate in it as service-learners. Continued…

Service-Learning Tip Sheets: A Faculty Resource Guide
Indiana Campus Compact 2004

Summary: Tip sheets with information about service learning in higher education, how to incorporate service learning into curriculum, useful links and resources, etc.

Social Justice Education: Inviting Faculty to Transform Their Institutions
Kathleen Skubikowski, Catharine Wright, and Roman Graf, Editors
Stylus Publishing 2009

Summary: This book addresses the combination of pedagogical, curricular, and institutional commitments necessary to create and sustain diversity on campus. Its premise is that the socially just classroom flourishes in the context of a socially just institution, and it invites faculty and administrators to create such classrooms and institutions.

Students as Colleagues
Edward Zlotkowski, Nicholas V. Longo, James R. Williams
Campus Compact 2006

Summary: This seminal volume takes service-learning to a new level by demonstrating how it can meet academic and community goals while developing student leaders in the process. This book highlights ways to create opportunities for students to take on real leadership roles in connecting their studies with community change.

Taking Service-Learning To the Next Level:
Emerging Lessons From the National Community Development Program
Lawrence Neil Bailis, PhD

No summary at this time.

Understanding Service-Learning and Community Engagement:
Crossing Boundaries Through Research
Julie A. Hatcher and Robert G. Bringle, Editors
Information Age Publishing 2012

Summary: Understanding service-learning and community engagement from cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspectives will improve both research and practice. An analytical framework for cross-cultural comparative research is presented as well as research from various cultural and disciplinary contexts. Together, these chapters represent the diversity, complexity, and creativity evident by scholars and practitioners in this field of study.

Up and Running:
A Step-by-Step Guide to Organizing an Introductory Service-Learning Institute
Campus Compact 2003

Summary: An indispensable tool for building service-learning across disciplines on campuses that do not have established practices and procedures in place for incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum. Drawn from the experience of Introductory Service-Learning Institutes held around the country, this handbook offers detailed, hands-on information on hosting an institute, from budget preparation to sample agendas to publicity materials. This is an essential resource for institutions or state Compacts seeking to introduce or revitalize service-learning on campus.

Where’s The Learning In Service-Learning?
Janet Eyler and Dwight E. Giles, Jr.
John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1999

Summary: This timely volume is the first to explore service-learning as a valid learning activity. The authors present extensive data from two groundbreaking national research projects. Their studies include a large national survey focused on attitudes and perceptions of learning, intensive student interviews before and after the service semester, and additional comprehensive interviews to explore student views of the service-learning process.

Interfaith Resources Available

Encouraging Authenticity & Spirituality in Higher Education
Arthur W. Chickering, Jon C. Dalton, Liesa Stamm
Jossey-Bass 2006

Summary: This groundbreaking book provides a comprehensive resource that addresses the growing movement for incorporating spirituality as an important aspect of the meaning and purpose of higher education…[This book] shows how to encourage increased authenticity and spiritual growth among students and education professionals by offering alternative ways of knowing, being, and doing.

Hearing the Call Across the Traditions: Readings on Faith and Service
Adam Davis, Editor, with a foreword for Eboo Patel
Project on Civil Reflection 2009

Summary: Explore the connections between faith, service, and social justice through the prose, verse, and sacred texts of the world’s greatest faith traditions–Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and more. Drawing from diverse literary genres, religious and philosophical perspectives, and historical periods, these short and provocative readings cut to the heart of the many obstacles and joys that accompany lives devoted to faith and service: Why do I serve? Whom do I serve? How do I serve? This rich collection will create a platform for discussing and understanding the faith-based service of others as well as inspire you to reflect on the meaning behind your own commitment to improve the world.

In God We Trust? Religion & American Political Life
Corwin E. Smidt, Editor
Baker Academic 2001

Summary: From George Washington to George W. Bush, religion has historically played an important role and continues to have significant influence on American civil life and politics. In God We Trust? supplements this fascinating American political story for those interested in exploring the relationship between religion and American politics in greater depth.

Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation
Adam Taylor, with a foreword by Jim Wallis
InterVarsity Press 2010

Summary: Martin Luther King Jr. read the words of the apostle Paul to the church in Rome–“Be transformed by the renewing of your mind”–as a call not to retreat from the world but to lead the world into the kingdom of God, where peace and justice reign. In King’s day the presenting problem was entrenched racism; the movement of God was a revolution in civil rights and human dignity. Now Adam Taylor draws insights from that movement to the present, where the burden of the world is different but the need is the same. Jim Wallis writes in the foreword, Mobilizing Hope “is a story of how Adam and many of his cohorts are shaping the next strategies for faith-based social change; a theology for social justice; a spirituality for young activists; a handbook for those who want to experiment with activism and search out their own vocation in the world; and a strategy manual that draws lessons from past movements for change.” See what today’s transformed nonconformists are doing at home and abroad to keep in step with the God of justice and love, and find ways you can join the new nonconformists in an activism of hope.

Project on Civic Reflection
(training guide)

Summary: Training guide from Interfaith Services Corps and Project on CIvic Reflection workshop held in October 2011.

Serving the Claims of Justice: The Thoughts of Paul B. Henry
Douglas L. Koopman, Editor
Calvin College 2001

Summary: Serving the Claims of Justice: The Thoughts of Paul B. Henry is a timely and thoughtful contribution to the growing public conversation about how to effectively integrate deep religious faith and the difficulties of political life.

Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times
Paul Rogat Loeb
St. Martin’s Press 1999, 2010

Summary: Soul of a Citizen has become the handbook for budding social activitists, veteran organizers, and anybody who wants to make a change – big or small – in the world around them. At this critical historical time, this new edition – and Paul Loeb’s inspiring message – are more urgently important than ever. Completely revised with new profiles, updated political discussion, and exploration of emerging social technologies, Soul of a Citizen is an inspiring new edition for a new world.

Leadership Resources Available

Becoming Athena
Martha Mayhood Mertz
Martha Mayhood Mertz 2009

No summary available other than that it is the author’s biography.

Deeper Learning In Leadership
Dennis C. Roberts
Campus Compact 2007

Summary: Deeper Learning in Leadership is a resource that is designed to show how leadership potential can be both broadened and deepened in our colleges and universities. Author Dennis Roberts proposes a new approach to learning about leadership development in higher education that recognizes innovative strategies are needed for the increasingly complex issues we face, both in higher education and in the broader landscape beyond the campus. He advocates that fostering deeper leadership will require educators to take a critical look at the organizational models and processes that characterize most contemporary colleges and universities. Roberts includes new models of learning and leadership, and provides summaries of widely used leadership theories as well as theories that are not as well known. He proposes a new perspective of leadership and a process of discovering leadership potential principles that educators can use to deepen students’ experiences.

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
Marcy Levy Shankman and Scott J. Allen
Marcy Levy Shankman and Scott J. Allen 2008

Summary: Because the campus environment provides a rich array of diversity and opportunities for honing leadership skills, college students are in the unique position of having a “learning lab” at their disposal.
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership is a groundbreaking book that combines the concepts of emotional intelligence and leadership in one model—emotionally intelligent leadership (EIL). This important resource offers students a practical guide for developing their EIL capacities and emphasizes that leadership is a learnable skill that is based on developing healthy and effective relationships. Step by step, the authors outline the EIL model (consciousness of context, consciousness of self, and consciousness of others) and explore the twenty-one capacities that define the emotionally intelligent leader.
Leadership, the authors explain, is within everyone’s ability to develop and is not just for those in official roles in formal organizations. The book explores the concept of leadership as a process among people working together productively in the group rather than simply a top-down phenomenon.
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership offers a clear and engaging perspective on leadership as well as a practical guide for applying leadership skills. The book offers tools for reflection on the concepts of leadership. It also provides students with exercises to learn more about themselves, work more productively with others, improve relationships, and be more effective in demonstrating their leadership.

Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference
Susan R. Komives, Nance Lucas, and Timothy McMahon
Jossey-Bass 2007

This is the thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the best-selling book Exploring Leadership. The book is designed to help college students understand that they are capable of being effective leaders and to guide them in developing their leadership potential.

Exploring Leadership incorporates new insights and material developed in the course of the authors’ work in the field. The second edition contains expanded and new chapters and also includes the relational leadership model, uses a more global context and examples that relate to a wide variety of disciplines, contains a new section which emphasizes ways to work to accomplish change, and concludes with concrete strategies for activism.

Handbook For Student Leadership Programs
Susan R. Komives, John P. Dugan, Julie E. Owen, Craig Slack, and Wendy Wagner editors 2006

No summary at this time.

The Leadership Challenge
James Kouzes and Barry Posner
John Willey & Sons Inc. 2007

Summary: In the 1980s and again in the ’90s, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner published The Leadership Challenge to address issues they uncovered in research on ordinary people achieving “individual leadership standards of excellence.” The keys they identified–model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, encourage the heart–have now been reexamined in the context of the post-millennium world and updated in a third edition. “What we have discovered, and rediscovered, is that leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women,” write Kouzes, chairman emeritus of the Tom Peters Company, and Posner, dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. “People make extraordinary things happen by liberating the leader within everyone.” After explaining their concept and methodology, the authors detail the five essentials noted above in a pair of chapters apiece that bring clarity to their theories with case studies and recommended actions. The specificity of each (motivating through “the meaningfulness of the challenge, not the material rewards of success,” for example, and being able to “accept the mistakes that result from experimentation”) is enhanced by advice on sustaining the commitment and making leadership skills accessible to all. The results remain as relevant as when they were first published. –Howard Rothman –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Strengths Based Leadership
Tom Rath, Barry Conchie
Gallup, Inc. 2008

Summary: For decades, Gallup scientists have researched the topic of leadership. They have surveyed a million work teams, conducted more than 50,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and even interviewed 20,000 followers to ask what they admired in the most important leader in their life. The results of that research are unveiled in Strengths-Based Leadership. Using Gallup’s discoveries, authors Tom Rath and Barry Conchie identify three keys to being an effective leader and use first-hand accounts from highly successful leaders; including the founder of Teach for America and the president of The Ritz-Carlton to show how each person’s unique talents can drive their success. A new version of Gallup’s popular Strengths Finder assessment helps readers discover their own special gifts, and specific strategies show them how to lead with their top five talents. Loaded with novel research, inspiring stories, and actionable ideas, Strengths-Based Leadership offers a new roadmap for leading people toward a better future.

The Student Leadership Challenge
James Kouzes and Barry Posner
John Willey & Sons Inc. 2008

Summary: In The Student Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner—today’s premier leadership experts—demonstrate how anyone can be a leader, regardless of age or experience. Grounded in the same extensive research as the best-selling The Leadership Challenge, it uses real-life stories and examples exclusively from college students to illustrate The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®:

  • Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act
  • Encourage the Heart

What’s Your Red Rubber Ball
Kevin Carroll

Summary: Using the Red Rubber Ball as a metaphor for dreams, this highly interactive, vibrant book tells the story of how the author has been able to incorporate his love of sports into every stage of his life. That segues into a series of exercises to get readers to discover their own hopes and dreams. Special features include foldout pages that can be written on; removable inspiration cards; examples from tweens, teens, and adults who have found their Red Rubber Ball; and a removable cardboard box that’s the key to the whole journey. A pursuit like no other, this exciting process will turn out differently for every single person who tries it.

Non-Profit Management Resources

Art/Vision/Voice: Cultural Conversations in Community
A Book of Cases from Community Arts Partnerships
A project of the participating institutions and CAP Institute: California State University-Monterey Bay, Columbia College Chicago, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Maryland Institute College of Arts, Xavier University of Louisiana Columbia College Chicago & Maryland Institute College of Art 2005

No summary available at this time.

Benchmarks: For Campus/ Community Partnerships
Jan Torres, Editor
Campus Compact 2000

Stage 1: Designing the Partnership
Stage 2: Building Collaborative Relationships
Stage 3: Sustaining Partnerships Over Time

Development and Patronage
Edited by: Deborah Eade
Oxfam UK and Ireland 1997

Summary: The authors represented in this collection argue that, far from being a liberating process for all, much of what has been done in the name of development has served to reinforce the intellectual, material, and financial dependence of those on the receiving end. Some argue that the very concept of development is essentially a vehicle in which cultural values and social norms as well as resources are exported from one part of the world to another, along a one-way route from rich to poor. Assistance Strategy for Mexico; annotated bibliography.

Development and Social Diversity
Mary B. Anderson
Oxfam UK and Ireland 1999

Summary: Social diversity hinges on three universal human realities. First, that each individual is unique. Second, that individuals and their societies are inter-related and inter-dependent. And third, that societies and cultures are dynamic: change, whether rapid or gradual, affects different members of society in ways that reflect differences in power and status.

Fund Raising Realities Every Board Member Must Face
David Lansdowne
Emerson & Church Publishers 2010

Summary: A 1-hour crash course on raising major gifts for non-profit organizations.

Journal of College Student Development
Vol 49 No 5
American College Personnel Association 2008

Importance of, Responsibility for, and Satisfaction With Academic Advising: A Faculty Perspective
Depression and College Stress Among University Undergraduates: Do Mattering and Self-Esteem Make a Difference?
Subjective Experiences in Activity Involvement and Perceptions of Growth in a Sample of First-Year Female University Students
Understanding the Epistemology of Ethnic Identity Development in Multiethnic College Students
Environmental Correlates of Gambling Behavior Among College Students: A Partial Application of Problem Behavior Theory to Gambling

The Promise of Partnerships
Jim Scheibel, Erin M. Bowley, and Steven Jones
Campus Compact 2005

Summary: This hands-on resource offers community partners practical guidance in establishing and sustaining effective partnerships with higher education. Developed with input from community organizations that have forged successful partnerships as well as from colleges and universities around the country, the toolkit focuses on creating relationships that build communities while contributing to the academic and civic education of students. Topics addressed include working with college students and faculty, sharing resources, building capacity, and planning and assessing partnership activities. (

Strengthening Collaboration Between Higher Education and Communities: Lessons Shared by Community Partners in Service Learning
Indiana Campus Compact

No summary at this time.

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations
Michael Allison, Jude Kaye
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services 2005

Summary: Why strategic planning? Because a well wrought strategic plan helps you set priorities and acquire and allocate the resources needed to achieve your goals. It provides a framework for analyzing and quickly adapting to future challenges. And it helps all board and staff members focus more clearly on your organization’s priorities, while building commitment and promoting cooperation and innovation.

But to be effective, your plan will need to address the special needs of the nonprofit sector. And for more than a decade, Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations has been the number-one source of guidance on all facets of strategic planning for managers at nonprofits of every size and budget.

This thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition arms you with the expert knowledge and tools you need to develop and implement surefire strategic plans, including tested-in-the-trenches worksheets, checklists, and tables–in print and on the companion CD-ROM–along with a book-length case study that lets you observe strategic planning in action. Packed with real-world insights and practical pointers, it shows you how to:
* Develop a clear mission, vision, and set of values
* Conduct SWOT analyses and program evaluations
* Assess client needs and determine stakeholder concerns
* Set priorities and develop core strategies, goals, and objectives
* Balance the dual bottom lines of mission and money
* Write and implement a solid strategic plan
* Develop a user-friendly annual work plan
* Establish planning cycles, gauge progress, and update strategies

University-Community Partnerships: Current Practices
Office of University Partnerships

No summary at this time.

Other Resources

About Campus: Enriching the Student Learning Experience
Various Authors
Volume 12, Number 6 (Jan-Feb 2008) and Volume 13, Number 4 (Sept-Oct 2008)

Volume 12, Number 6: Education as Personal Transformation

Volume 13, Number 4: Out of Darkness

Assessment ReConsidered
Richard P. Keeling, Andrew F. Wall, Ric Underhile, and Gwendolyn J. Dungy
International Center for Student Success and Institutional Accountability 2008

Summary: Making meaning of how, what, when, and where students learn is a vital, exciting, and inspiring component of higher education. Increasing external demands for accountability and internal commitments to improvement are amplifying the need for comprehensive assessment practices.
Assessment Reconsidered: Institutional Effectiveness for Student Success promotes the shared ownership of assessment planning among faculty, student affairs educators, administrators, and students. As a project of the International Center for Student Success and Institutional Accountability (ICSSIA), Assessment Reconsidered focuses on the collaborative use of all campus resources in promoting student success.
Written by an ensemble of educators with broad experience in assessment theory and practice in higher education, this illuminating work helps both student affairs professionals and faculty members address internal and public questions about the functioning of postsecondary institutions by reconsidering assessment policies, patterns, and practices in colleges and universities. While the book acknowledges and responds to greater expectations for institutional accountability, its focus is on building capacity to engage in evidence-based, reflective practice and supporting educators in doing their best work. Assessment Reconsidered is not primarily a workbook or “how to” manual; instead, it addresses the substantive aspects of assessment and prepares readers to begin or improve assessment practice; it lays the foundation of concepts, knowledge, and skills that is essential for effectiveness.

Community Action: A journal dedicated to Fighting Poverty in America
Various Authors
National Association of Community Action Agencies 2000

No summary at this time.

Connecting to the net.generation
Reynol Junco & Jeanna Mastrodicasa
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Inc. 2007

Summary: The Net Generation, whose members were born in and after 1982, is the largest generation in U.S. history, surpassing 80 million in number. They arrive on college and university campuses having been consumers of technology in ways that previous generations barely understand, and the challenges that this group of students present is unique.
Connecting to the Net.Generation: What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know About Today’s Students is a cultural guide to today’s tech-savvy students. This easy-to-follow guide will help you gain a better understanding of your students, the technology they are using, and how they are using it. Based on the results of the Net Generation Survey, the book provides an overview of some of today’s most popular technologies—blogs, instant messaging, social networking Web sites, and file sharing programs—and looks at how students are using them to communicate and develop a sense of community. The authors compare generational values, and offer specific recommendations for how to better serve Net Generation students in the areas of career planning; academic advising; campus safety; counseling and disability services; parental involvement; and classroom learning.
The Net Generation will be on college and university campuses for some time to come. Understanding how these students use technology to communicate and how it influences their values is the first step in meeting their needs and building community on campus. Connecting to the Net.Generation gives you the tools you need to approach your students and speak their language.

Incognito (DVD)

Summary: Incognito is a solo theatrical presentation that is both entertaining and extremely socially relevant. Michael Fosberg, the writer/performer, portrays over a dozen different characters from his own life as he delves into issues of race, identity, family history, divorce, adoption, and finding a father, in this funny and deeply moving one-man play.

The Journal of Public Affairs
Volume VI, 2002

No summary at this time.

Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide
Sharan B. Merriam, Rosemary S. Caffarella, and Lisa M. Baumgartner
Jossey-Bass 2007

Summary: For this third edition of Learning in Adulthood we have paid particular attention to work published since the last edition of the book. This third edition of Learning in Adulthood builds on material in the 1999 edition, bringing together the important contributions of the past decade to our understanding of adult learning. While we have preserved important foundational material (such as a discussion of andragogy), we have also brought to bear the most recent thinking and research. We have strived to put together a comprehensive overview and synthesis of what we know about adult learning: the context in which it takes place, who the participants are, what they learn and why, the nature of the learning process itself, new approaches to adult learning, the development of theory in adult learning, and other issues relevant to understanding adult learning.

Learning Reconsidered 2
Richard P. Keeling, M.D. editor
American College Personnel Association 2006

Summary: More than 10,000 copies of Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience are in circulation on college and university campuses worldwide. The publication has been used as an invitation from student affairs educators to their colleagues in other sectors of their institutions to engage in dialogue and planning for institution-wide student learning outcomes. It has become a frequent focus of professional development programs and workshops, and is the topic of many student affairs presentations.
Learning Reconsidered 2: Implementing a Campus- Wide Focus on the Student Experience is a blueprint for action. It shows how to create the dialogue, tools, and materials necessary to put into practice the recommendations in Learning Reconsidered. This companion book brings together new authors, discipline-specific examples, and models for applying the theories in the original publication to move beyond traditional ideas of separate learning inside and outside the classroom.

The NonProfit Career Guide
Shelly Cryer
American Humanics 2008

Summary: This hands-on guide is filled with practical advice from real people working at all levels of diverse nonprofits. In detailed profiles, you’ll find out what their work is like, the career paths they followed, and what they look for when hiring new staff.

Besides getting a sense of the scope and range of work opportunities, you’ll find the most up-to-date information on how to:
– Prepare for a nonprofit career
– Conduct targeted job searches and network effectively
– Handle interviews with aplomb
– Write persuasive cover letters and stellar resumes
– Negotiate a competitive compensation package.

With The Nonprofit Career Guide, you’ll get the competitive edge you need to land a great first job and build a rewarding career in the nonprofit sector.

Protecting Nature in Your Community: Indiana Addendum
Jason Navota and Dennis W. Dreher
Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission 2000

Summary: This project builds upon the work of Chicago Wilderness Smith Fellow to provide comprehensive service to local governments in the Chicago Wilderness region, specifically Northwest Indiana. This service communicates the recommendations of the Bio diversity Recovery Plan to municipalities and governments, counties, park districts and waste water authorities in our region, while challenging local governments to take action.

Re-Thinking Reentry:
Confronting the Challenges and Opportunities of Women and Youthful Offenders
2nd Annual NWI Conference on Prisoner Reentry 2009

Summary: Program for the 2nd Annual NWI Conference on Prisoner Reentry

Sensible Tools Handbook for Indiana
A Guidance for Public Officials, Professionals and Citizens Interested in Applying Sensible Growth
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission 2007

Summary: This is a guidebook to the implementation of principles of Sensible Growth in Indiana. It is intended to serve as a reader, reference source, and handbook for public officials, professionals and citizens interested in applying principles of good planning and Sensible Growth in their communities. The workbook is based upon Indiana planning and zoning law and best practices of smart growth that have been applied within the state.

Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academic, Career, and Beyond
Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D., Edward “Chip” Anderson, Ph.D., with Laurie A. Schreiner, Ph.D.
Gallup Press 2006

Summary: Students and learners of all ages continually face the challenges of gaining direction, making decisions, and building self-confidence. Fortunately, the keys to successfully meeting these challenges – your own natural talents – already exist within you. Through these talents you will produce your greatest achievements. Over the course of 30 years, Gallup conducted millions of psychological interviews and identified 34 themes of talent that are indicative of success. In the StrengthsQuest program, Gallup offers you the opportunity to discover talents from your top five themes and build on them to achieve academic, career and personal excellence. More than 100,000 students have benefited from the program.