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

Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship

The Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship Consortium hosts one and a half-hour seminars to support community engagement and engaged scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sessions are sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute and the Carolina Center for Public Service. Check the CCPS events calendar for series schedule.

Teach a Service-Learning Course

Teaching Toolkits and Guides

Service Learning Syllabi Examples

Workshops & Training

Course Development Institute on Service-Learning »

The Course Development Institute on Service-Learning is held every May. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC participants, however, space is limited. Contact Becca Bender with questions.

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.

UNC Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program »

The UNC Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program prepares graduate students for leadership roles at nonprofits in North Carolina and elsewhere and provides an in-depth examination of leadership issues within nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on the human services, education and community development sectors.

Courses include content that is both unique to nonprofits (e.g., board development, fundraising) and that relates to the broader phenomenon of social innovation and entrepreneurship. For example, students explore nonprofit strategy, business models, strategic partnerships, scaling, financial sustainability and earned income ventures in certificate courses.

There are two ways to earn the certificate: 1) as a current UNC graduate student who wishes to add a nonprofit focus to a degree program; and 2) as a current nonprofit manager, board member or consultant who wishes to enhance a leadership skill set. Learn more about the UNC Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program.

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!

Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship

The Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship Consortium hosts one and a half-hour seminars to support community engagement and engaged scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sessions are sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute and the Carolina Center for Public Service. Check the CCPS events calendar for series schedule.

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.

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

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!

Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship

The Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship Consortium hosts one and a half-hour seminars to support community engagement and engaged scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sessions are sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute and the Carolina Center for Public Service. Check the CCPS events calendar for series schedule.

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.

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.

Forms

National Organizations