The following documents can be downloaded and adapted to specific CBTL courses. If you have any questions, please contact Jenni Harpring at email@example.com or 314-935-8182.
Community-based Teaching and Learning Definition
The Gephardt Institute for Public Service definition of CBTL.
Course Planning Checklist
The Course Planning Checklist provides a list of details to think about when developing a CBTL course.
Request for Projects
The Request for Projects can be utilized to engage potential community partners. It gives community partners the opportunity to identify projects that meet their needs and fulfill course or program objectives. This request for projects is written for Olin Experience, but can be adapted for other courses.
The Partner Agreement is designed to outline the expectations of the community partners. This form can be adapted to specific CBTL courses or programs with the exception of the release which informs community partners that the projects are completed by students and may not meet professional standards.
Partnership Orientation Handbook
The Partnership Orientation Handbook was created for the Olin Experience partnership orientation. Information in this handbook can be adapted to specific CBTL courses and programs.
The Student Agreement is designed to inform students of the unique roles and responsibilities of a CBTL course. This form can be adapted with the exception of the release that informs students that their work is the property of the community partner unless otherwise agreed upon.
The Partnership Agreement is designed to facilitate communication among students, faculty, and staff. It communicates expectations for students, community partners, faculty, and Gephardt Institute staff (if applicable) and provides a structure for students to meet with their partner agencies to develop project objectives, descriptions, and tasks.
This is a standard liability waiver for CBTL courses and programs. It has been vetted with WU General Council and can be adapted to specific CBTL courses and programs.
Academic Exchange Quarterly
Authors from around the world share effective practical examples of college teaching and
Journal of Public Service & Outreach
A peer-reviewed journal which publishes research articles, essays, commentary, reviews, and
information on public service in its broadest interpretation -- reflecting its scope,
interdisciplinary nature, and vital role as the third mission of the academy.
The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
A national, peer-reviewed journal consisting of articles written by educators on research,
theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the service-learning community.
The NSEE Quarterly
This publication seeks to foster the effective use of experience as an integral part of
education, in order to empower learners and promote the common good.
Reflections on Community-Based Writing Instruction
A peer-reviewed forum for scholarship on writing, service-learning and community literacy
including essays, empirical studies, interviews and reviews.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 900 college and university presidents
committed to the civic purposes of higher education.
Educators for Community Engagement
The only national organization committed to democratizing classrooms and communities through
learning circles, service-learning, and critical dialogue.
National Youth Leadership Council
The National Youth Leadership Council supports high quality service-learning programs in
schools, colleges and universities, and community organizations.
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Supports the service-learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade
twelve, community-based initiatives and tribal programs, as well as all others interested in
service-learning techniques and methodologies.
Peace Corps Service-Learning
Gives educators and students the tools to plan, create, perform, and evaluate service-
Robin's Guide to College and University Service-Learning Programs
A list of nearly 400 service-learning programs in higher education.