References for Faculty

This page contains links to various references related to service-learning practice and scholarship that faculty may find useful.

Check the sections below for information about system-wide and campus policy statements, risk management procedures, scholarly publications about service-learning (including CICE's own lendng library catalog), resources on the web, and other resources. At the end of the page are sections listing upcoming scholarly activities such as conferences and calls for papers/proposals.

To begin, scroll down and choose a section.


CSU System Policy Statements

The California State University's policies about student internships are designed to maximize the educational experience while mitigating the risks to participants and minimizing the university’s liability exposure.


University Policy Statements

CSUF's University Policy Statements (UPS) guide internship and service-learning courses. All faculty teaching internship and service-learning courses should be aware of and adhere to the relevant UPS.


Other CSUF Univesity Policy Statements


The university has created two documents to aid in managing risk related to academically related off-campus experiences such as internships, practicums, fieldwork and service-learning.


CICE maintains a library of books and scholarly publications available for check-out. Also see the listing of additional schlarly publications concerning service, and a list of publications where service-learning and community engagement faculty may wish to submit their manuscripts for publication.




Financial support may be available for some service-learning scholarship. See the faculty service-learning grants pageOpens in new window or contact Kathleen Costello for more information.

  • November 9-10, 2017: Rochester NY:" Pen to Paper: A Writing Retreat Focused on Writing With, For, and About Service and EngagementOpens in new window (Campus Compact), Rochester NY. Join your colleagues and journal editors from around the country for a conference focused on scholarly writing about service and engagement. The retreat provides time, space, and resources to assist faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and community partners either planning to work, or working on journal manuscripts or book chapters. Discuss ideas with editors from major publications, explore publishing outlets, receive mentoring from Senior Faculty Coaches, share ideas with peers, and have time to write and revise.


Financial support may be available for some service-learning scholarship. See the faculty service-learning grants pageOpens in new window or contact Kathleen Costello for more information.

  • Deadline: open until funds depleted for projects taking place in 2018-19.

CICE Call to Service InitiativeOpens in new window . Course-related service-learning and community engagement projects are eligible for support in five categories. Funding is provided through the Center for Internships & Community Engagement; the CSU Chancellor’s Office Call to Service Initiative; and the Student Success Initiative. Proposals accepted on a rolling basis until funds depleted.

  • No deadline.

The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social ChangeOpens in new window is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences. Submissions sought: 1) articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served; 2) case studies of service-learning projects; 3) a reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership. Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should be typed single-spaced, and references. To ensure anonymity, author’s names and affiliation should appear on a separate cover page. Articles should not exceed 15 pages. Authors should follow APA format. Also accepted: Book Reviews on service-learning and social change; reviews should not exceed two pages and include book title, author, and publisher. Submissions should be sent in Word format. DO NOT HAVE HEADERS OR PAGE NUMBERING. Submit by e-mail to: Ned Scott Laff and Joyce Fields

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