External Resources

Students, faculty, and community members interested in learning more about civic engagement in higher education can find an abundance of information through the links provided below.

Information includes research on civic and community engagement in higher education, examples of successful university-community collaborations nationwide, and reports surveying and assessing civic health in Miami. If you have suggestions for other resources, please let us know.  

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)
The AACU works to make the aim of liberal learning a vigorous and constant influence on institutional purpose and educational practice in higher education.

Campus Compact (CC)
CC is an organization whose members consist of colleges and universities across the nation. It is dedicated to promoting community service in higher education.

Florida Campus Compact (FLCC)
FLCC is the Florida chapter of Campus Compact. It advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

Imagining America (IA) 
IA is a consortium of colleges and universities that supports public scholarship and practice. Imagining America’s mission is to strengthen the public role and democratic purposes of the humanities, arts, and design.

Campus Community Partnerships for Health
A nonprofit organization that promotes health (broadly defined) through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement 
CIRCLE conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
The mission of this journal is to serve as the premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities.

Oral Histories
Principles and best practices for creating oral histories.

The Nobis Project
The Nobis Project supports youth, educational, and community leaders in building skills to critically analyze issues that impact our society and take actions towards instigating positive social change.

The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN)
TRUCEN works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities and to create resources and models for use across higher education.

Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
A repository of service-learning resources.

The Talloires Declaration 
On the Civic Roles and Social Responsibilities of Higher Education

The Wingspread Declaration 
On Renewing the Civic Mission of the American Research University