A wide array of resources in support of Carolina’s public service and engaged scholarship efforts are available. From service-learning course syllabi and articles to seminars and workshops, information for students, faculty and staff is available through these links. Please let us know of events or resources that might be of interest to include.

Engaged Scholarship

Toolkits

Journals & Peer Review

Teach a Service-Learning Course

Service-Learning Series

The Service-Learning Series is a comprehensive online faculty resource for service-learning pedagogy was developed by APPLES faculty and instructors, offering valuable information for both new and experienced service-learning faculty. This series is intended to offer foundational information about various key components of service-learning, its practice and implementation.

  • The Introduction to Service-Learning offers a primer on service-learning as a pedagogy, expectations of faculty and components of APPLES Service-learning courses.
  • The Course Planning and Design guide provides details on the timeline for developing a course, criteria for service-learning syllabi and information on developing course goals, objectives and assessment.
  • The Community Partnerships guide offers approaches to building and sustaining community partnerships in service-learning.
  • The Reflection Resources guide offers variety of approaches, guidelines and activities that can further engage students in learning and reflection.
  • The Toolkit for Preparing Students for Service-Learning offers articles, activities and lesson plans to engage and prepare students for a meaningful service-learning experience.

Teaching Toolkits and Guides

National Organizations

Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research »

The University if North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a strong history of community-engaged participatory research, particularly in public health. The Department of Anthropology is hosts the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research and plays a role in building on this tradition.

The certificate offers:

  • Training in the theoretical bases, rationale, methodologies, challenges and motivation for carrying out research in equitable partnership with instead of on communities.
  • Exposure to participatory methods, ethical considerations and research paradigms.
  • Faculty mentorship and guidance to help develop projects.
  • Connection to fellow graduate students, faculty and community experts.
  • Forums for discussing, sharing, and refining participatory ethics and methodologies.
  • Opportunities for students in all fields to gain experience by linking them to ongoing projects.

The certificate is available to all graduate students at UNC. It requires 10 hours of course credit over the student’s career and is meant to complement the student’s degree program. Learn more about the Graduate Certificate Program in Participatory Research.

Workshops & Training

GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics »

The Carolina Center for Public Service, along with the Campus Y and the Center for Global Initiatives, sponsor UNC’s annual GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics. The GO! Initiative is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities and develop intercultural competencies. In addition, GO! provides an avenue for students to network and interact with others traveling to similar areas of the world. Upon their return, students will have the opportunity to get together at a peer gathering to discuss their experiences as well as strategies for readjustment and remaining connected to important issues and populations they engaged with abroad. Learn more about GO!

UNC fellowships connected to community engagement

UNC awards through the graduate school

Other UNC opportunities

Contact ccps@unc.edu with suggestions for additions to this list.

National Organizations

Careers in Service

Student Training & Education in Public Service (STEPS) is an organization focused on connecting people with education and career opportunities in public service fields like social work, teaching, psychology and more. STEPS helps compassionate and driven professionals and students to further their education and training, develop career skills and find a calling in making a difference. Visit the STEPS website to find:

  • Step-by-step guides on how to enter public service careers.
  • Career paths for working with specific groups, such as the elderly and people with disabilities.
  • In-depth information on degrees in public service, including online programs, what you can do professionally after earning these degrees and financial aid opportunities for students.
  • A series of volunteering guides dedicated to helping people find rewarding ways to donate their time and energy for those in need.

Workshops & Training

GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics »

The Carolina Center for Public Service, along with the Campus Y and the Center for Global Initiatives, sponsor UNC’s annual GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics. The GO! Initiative is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities and develop intercultural competencies. In addition, GO! provides an avenue for students to network and interact with others traveling to similar areas of the world. Upon their return, students will have the opportunity to get together at a peer gathering to discuss their experiences as well as strategies for readjustment and remaining connected to important issues and populations they engaged with abroad. Learn more about GO!

Functional Leadership Workshop Series »

The Functional Leadership Workshop Series is sponsored by the Office of Student Organizations at the Carolina Union. The purpose of this series is to develop student organization officers and members into knowledgeable and effective leaders. This series is designed specifically for leaders or officers of officially recognized student organizations. Organization members who do not hold an official position within their group are encouraged to attend. For details, visit Functional Leadership Workshop Series.

Service-Learning

Online module

The online module is intended to prepare students for successful service-learning partnerships. Completing this module is a required aspect of all APPLES courses and will provide insight aimed at making the most of a service-learning experience.

Forms

National Organizations