The CCE is a partner in campus efforts to support Project-Based Learning as a high-impact pedagogy. The CCE is launching a pilot in J-Term 2021 to train and support a cohort of teaching assistants (TAs) who will work with faculty to implement quality community-connected project based learning (CCPBL) courses. Trained TAs will expand the feasibility and sustainability of CCPBL for faculty, and allow more Middlebury College students to experience the impactful pedagogy. If you are interested in participating in this pilot contact Kailee Brickner-McDonald at

External Resources

In addition to connecting with one of our CCE staff members for consultation and support, we invite faculty to ground their community-connected courses and research in the best practices of the field.

Explore over 200 sample syllabi assembled by Campus Compact, searchable by discipline, type of instruction, institution type, service type, and issue area.

Review creative ideas from the University of Nebraska, Omaha that lists 101 ideas for integrating service and learning, categorized by discipline.

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is a national, peer-reviewed journal focusing on research-driven articles about community-based research and teaching.

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement is a national, peer-reviewed journal that includes research articles, reflective essays, and discussions of projects in progress.

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship is a national, peer-reviewed journal that offers essays devoted to field notes, community perspectives, and student voices as well as traditional research articles.

National Service-Learning Cooperative Clearinghouse is a large, searchable database of publications.

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Global-SL: Partnership for global learning and cooperative development

Bringing Theory to Practice

AAC&U: Civic Learning