Faculty development & resources

Faculty Workshops 

The Agapé Center and ELI-SL Advisory Committee, seek to offer at least two workshops, per semester, geared toward fostering high quality service-learning courses and pedagogy.  Workshop topics range from best practices in service-learning pedagogy, to strategies for developing reciprocal partnerships, to using service-learning to foster student learning outcomes related to issues of diversity, power and privilege.

Have an idea for a workshop topic?  Contact Shardé Hardy, Assistant Director of the Agapé Center and ELI-SL Advisory Committee co-chair (


Faculty Grants

The Agapé Center for Service & Learning is pleased to offer course-specific seed grants to faculty desiring to integrate service-learning  into the curriculum.  Funds should be used to assist faculty with expenses directly related to the service-learning experience (i.e., vehicles/transportation; project-based expenses; food/catering; supplies; in-class speakers; coure development, etc.).  Faculty may request up to $300 per service-learning course.


Service-Learning Conferences

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)

The annual IARSLCE conference is scholarly venue to disseminate new knowledge on service-learning and community engagement. The focus of presentations, symposiums, and keynotes is on research incorporating a variety of theoretical, methodologies, and perspectives. The conference also serves as a gathering place for networking and association business meetings for members. A significant component of the conference is the mentoring of graduate students and new faculty members interested in advancing their own research agendas in this field.


Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

The mission of the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education is to promote networking among practitioners, research, ethical practices, reciprocal campus-community partnerships, sustainable programs, and a culture of engagement and public awareness through service-learning and other forms of civic engagement.



Service-Learning Publishing Resources