Putting Down Roots in the Groves of Academe: The Challenges of Institutionalizing Service-Learning

  • Matthew Hartley
  • Ira Harkavy
  • Lee Benson


Service-learning, by almost any measure, has been an enormously successful academic innovation (Stanton, Giles, and Cruz 1999). A mere two decades ago Campus Compact was founded by three university presidents intent on making service an integral part of their students’ experiences and aspiring someday to have 100 college and university presidents as members. Today, more than 900 presidents and their institutions have joined and 30 state offices provide training and technical assistance to students, faculty, and administrators in the areas of service-learning and civic engagement.1


Faculty Member Social Movement Community Engagement Civic Engagement Normative Consensus 
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  • Ira Harkavy
  • Lee Benson

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