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Engaged Scholarship and Retention, Tenure and Promotion

Our Resource Center is designed to assist service-learning practitioners in finding resources that support advocacy, information sharing, research, and publication in the fields of service-learning and civic engagement. We have divided this section into the following categories:

Over the past 10 years, great strides have been made at many institutions of higher education for recognizing and rewarding faculty engaged scholarship. Several of our own CSU campuses are on the national forefront of this effort. In this section, you will find links to three websites that provide tools for individual faculty, review committees, and institutions to reexamine the policies and procedures for recognizing service learning and other forms of community scholarship.

Campus Community Partnerships for Health - Community Engaged Scholarship Toolkit

New in fall 2005, the CCPH toolkit though designed specifically for faculty in the health professions is a useful resource for faculty in all disciplines. The toolkit provides guidance, resources, and successful examples of portfolio materials from faculty that have been promoted based on their community-engaged scholarship.

Campus Compact - Promotion and Tenure Resources

A compilation of resources, including, links to several CSU model programs are provided including:

In addition to the Compact list, the faculty review policy at Sacramento State also now includes specific language regarding service learning.

National Service Learning Clearinghouse - Service-Learning Scholarship and the Faculty Review, Promotion and Tenure (RPT) Process

National Service Learning Clearinghouse provides information on this topic, including a list of articles that explore leveraging service-learning research for the RPT process.

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Last Updated: June 17, 2016