Research

The OSL, as well as UGA faculty members engaged with service-learning work, have documented the impacts and outcomes of these activities through research and publication. Here is a sampling of recent work; a PDF below also has publications through 2010:

  • 2015 study on the outcomes of service-learning on graduates' employment, co-authored by Paul Matthews (UGA Office of Service-Learning) and Jeff Dorfman (UGA Dept. of Ag. & Applied Economics)
  • A 2014 book, Service-Learning in Literacy Education: Possibilities for Teaching and Learning, co-edited by Peter Smagorinsky (UGA Dept. of Language & Literacy Education)
  • A 2014 book, Feminist Community Engagement: Achieving Praxis, co-edited by Jennifer Hauver James (UGA College of Education)
  • Chapter 9, by Paul Matthews, on online service-learning outcomes, in the 2015 book, eService-Learning: Creating Experiential Learning and Civic Engagement Through Online and Hybrid Courses

In addition to UGA's own Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, other possible venues for publishing research articles on service-learning include:

Presentation opportunities for service-learning and community-engagement conferences include:

And more!

Additional research resources include: