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Community-Based Experiential Education : Professional Development

Use this guide to find information for service learning, community service and related topics.

Professional Development


Through publications, awards, webinars, conferences and network events, listservs and program resources, JWU faculty can continue to strengthen service-learning and engaged scholarship.


Campus Compact offers numerous local, regional and national conferences, webinars and network meetings for faculty and staff involved in civic engagement.  You can visit the national Campus Compact website, or the Rhode Island Campus Compact website,, for more information.  In the past, webinars have been offered on topics such as “Diving Deep in Community Engagement: A Model for Community Service-Learning Professional Development.”

Conferences to consider include:

  • Annual RI Campus Compact Statewide Meeting (usually held in April),
  • Annual Continuums of Service Conference (usually held in April),
  • International Symposium on Service-Learning (usually held in May),
  • Regional Campus Compact summits/conferences (usually held in June and October),
  • Annual NSEE conference (usually held in October, with workshops held throughout the year),
  • International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement conference (usually held in November),
  • Annual AACU conference (usually held in January, with many training events and conferences throughout the year).

In 2016, Campus Compact will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special conference in Boston March 21-23, 2016.  The conference will explore the past, present, and future work of the Campus Compact network; member colleges and universities; and the many organizations, programs, and projects contributing to engagement in higher education.


ACList (formerly the AmeriCorps listserv)

California Campus Compact Listserv

Community Connections Listserv

National Service Learning Clearinghouse: Service-Learning Listservs and Newsletters

Points of Light Foundation Community-Based Organization Service-Learning Listserv

ReadsList (formerly the America Reads Listserv)

U.S. Department of Education’s EDInfo Listserv

Western Region Campus Compact Consortium Listserv

Higher Ed Service Learning Google group