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AACC offers a variety of service learning publications for interested community colleges and their community partners. All are available for download below.

Cultivating Community beyond the Classroom (PDF)

by Mary Prentice, Gail Robinson, and Madeline Patton (2012)
(a 29-page monograph that provides ideas for developing reciprocal, collaborative service learning partnerships; features research studies on the effects of service learning on communities and student retention at AACC's 2009-2011 Horizons grantee colleges)

 

Creating a Climate for Service Learning Success (PDF)

by Carol Jeandron and Gail Robinson (2010)
(a 40-page monograph that provides ideas for developing and institutionalizing service learning; features replicable examples, resources, and lessons learned from AACC's 2006-2009 Horizons grantee colleges)

 

Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning, 2009-2012 (PDF)

by Gail Robinson (2010)
(a four-page project brief introducing AACC's sixth national Learn and Serve America grant project and describing its grantee college programs)

 

Improving Student Learning Outcomes with Service Learning (PDF)

by Mary Prentice and Gail Robinson (2010)
(a 16-page research brief summarizing the findings and implications of a three-year study of service learning’s impact on student learning outcomes at 10 community colleges)

 

Linking Service Learning and Civic Engagement in Community College Students (PDF)

by Mary Prentice and Gail Robinson (2007)
(a 12-page research brief summarizing the findings and implications of a three-year study of service learners and non-service learners at 12 community colleges)

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Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning, 2006-2009 (PDF)

by Gail Robinson (2007)
(an eight-page brief introducing AACC's fifth national Learn and Serve America grant project and describing its grantee college programs)

An American Mosaic

 

An American Mosaic: Service Learning Stories (PDF)

edited by Carole Lester and Gail Robinson (2007)
(a 38-page monograph that describes service learning projects and outcomes at AACC's 2003-2006 Horizons grantee colleges; includes service learning reflections, resources, and promising practices)

CR Guide (2nd Edition)

 

A Practical Guide for Integrating Civic Responsibility into the Curriculum (Second Edition) (PDF)

edited by Karla Gottlieb and Gail Robinson (2006)
(a 97-page book that provides practical, easy-to-use applications for community college faculty to integrate civic responsibility concepts and practices into their courses; includes 50 different exercises, activities, and assessment tools)

*View the companion online video training modules  

Transcending Disciplines

 

Transcending Disciplines, Reinforcing Curricula: Why Faculty Teach With Service Learning (PDF)

by Rudy M. Garcia and Gail Robinson (2005)
(a 12-page research brief summarizing the findings and implications of a study of 200 faculty at 20 community colleges)

Horizons 03-06

 

Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning, 2003-2006 (PDF)

by Gail Robinson (2004)
(an eight-page brief introducing AACC's fourth national grant project and describing its grantee college programs)

Survey Pub

 

Service Learning in Community Colleges: 2003 National Survey Results (PDF)

by Mary Prentice, Gail Robinson, and Sara McPhee (2003) 
(a 16-page research brief, complete with 26 charts and graphs, summarizing the findings and implications of AACC's third national service learning survey)

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Sustaining Service Learning: The Role of Chief Academic Officers (PDF)

by Mary Prentice, Robert Exley, and Gail Robinson (2003)
(An eight-page project brief summarizing and analyzing CAO involvement in and commitment to service learning)

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Institutionalizing Service Learning in Community Colleges  (PDF)

by Mary Prentice (2002)
(a 12-page research brief analyzing the institutionalization of service learning programs in 90 community colleges)

Horizons pdf

 

Community Colleges Broadening Horizons Through Service Learning, 2000-2003 (PDF)

by Gail Robinson (2001)
(an eight-page brief introducing AACC's third national grant project)

Sustainability pdf & image

 

Creating Sustainable Service Learning Programs: Lessons Learned from the Horizons Project, 1997-2000 (PDF)

by Gail Robinson (2000)
(a 12-page brief summarizing AACC's second national grant project; includes sustainability strategies in eight key areas)

Project Brief pdf & image 

Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning, 1997-2000 (PDF)

by Gail Robinson (1999)
(an eight-page brief introducing AACC's second national grant project)

Best Practices pdf & image

 

Best Practices in Service Learning: Building a National Community College Network, 1994-1997 (PDF)

by Gail Robinson and Lynn Barnett (1998)
(a 16-page brief summarizing AACC's first national grant project)

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Service Learning and Community Colleges: Where We Are (PDF)

by Gail Robinson and Lynn Barnett (1996)
(a 12-page report, complete with more than 30 charts and graphs, summarizing the findings of a 1995 AACC national survey)

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Community Colleges and Service Learning (PDF)

by Gail Robinson and Lynn Barnett (1995)
(an eight-page "how-to" brochure)

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