HKUST Connect Resources
The staff of HKUST Connect is available to assist faculty and staff in all stages of a service learning course or community-based learning program or project. We will gladly meet with individual faculty and staff, or with groups from Departments and Schools. We can help with identification of community partners as well as course and program design, program logistics, training and orientation of students, facilitation of reflection, and assessment. To arrange for such consultation, please contact

Web-based Resources
A wide variety of resources to support faculty and staff in their community-based learning efforts are now available on the web. The links below represent a selection of sources that may be most relevant to faculty and staff at HKUST:

The Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit (Campus Compact)
This toolkit provides definitions, resources and readings related to engaged scholarship in research universities. It includes a list of journals that publish engaged scholarship.

Service Learning Syllabus Project (Campus Compact)
This is a searchable database that includes more than 300 service learning syllabi for courses in all disciplines.

Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
This online resource includes an easy-to-use, searchable database of over 1000 links in over 40 topic areas to high quality websites with information about service learning courses and community-based research.

Scholarship on Community Engagement
HKUST Connect will include links to peer-reviewed journals that publish scholarship on community engagement or community-based research in specific disciplines. We welcome faculty members’ suggestions for additions to this section. The following are journals devoted to public engagement scholarship across the disciplines.

Michigan Journal of Service Learning
This American peer-reviewed journal consists of articles written by faculty and service learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the service learning community.

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
Formerly the Journal of Public Service and Outreach, this peer-reviewed journal seeks to serve as a forum to promote the continuing dialogue about the service and outreach mission of the University and its relationship to the teaching and research missions and to the needs of society.

Publishing Outlets for Service-Learning and Community-based Research (Campus Compact)


Diving Deep: Campus Compact’s Institute for Experienced Civic and Community Engagement Practitioners

The 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference® 30 March-2 April 2016

Partners in Change, November 3-4, 2016 University of Michigan-Dearborn

The 2nd International Conference on Service-Learning, 1-2 December 2016, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University