Resources and Scholarship

Following is a curated list of resources that have helped shape community-engaged research, teaching, and learning that enacts Catholic social tradition at the University of Notre  Dame. More specifically, these resources focus on academic community engagement, the purview of the Center for Social Concerns, which integrates academic and experiential learning with social concerns to guide the researched reflection that advances high impact deep learning, transforming students and communities. The field is vast and ever-evolving, so we welcome your recommendations for additions.

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Professional Organizations with Resources

National Campus Compact gathers syllabi across the disciplines, civic action plans, and more.
Engaged Scholarship Consortium offers a curated list of publications and news on engaged scholarship across the disciplines, nationwide.

Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty offers syllabi on poverty-focused courses across the disciplines from Shepherd Consortium faculty members.

Individual Resources Curated by Topic

The following topics represent the social concerns and methods of research and analysis routinely employed by faculty and community partners at the Center for Social Concerns. The Center’s courses, seminars, summer programs, events, and learning communities address these critical concerns, responding to the signs of the times with the collective wisdom of academic and community partners. Click on the links below to see the evolving inventory of resources we have found most useful in navigating our community-engaged research, teaching, and learning.

Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning (CERTL, also CBL/CBR Experiential learning, service-learning)
Advocacy (social movements; civil rights)
Community development (neighborhoods, etc.)
Education (public/private, k-12, higher ed)
Families (motherhood, fatherhood, social services for, policies to support)
Gender (gender justice, motherhood, fatherhood)
Health (physical, mental, spiritual)
Hunger (food access)
Labor (work, employment, income)
Law (legal services, public policy)
Race (racial justice, indigenous communities, etc.)
Sustainability (environment, care of creation)
Violence (gangs, domestic abuse, war, nuclear weapons)


Recommend Resources

Did we miss a resource you value in your community-engaged research, teaching, and learning? What gives you inspiration and/or practical advice to advance mutually beneficial academic community engagement informed by the Catholic social tradition? We want this to be a living and inclusive resource co-constructed with all our colleagues and partners. Please use this form to identify a resource you recommend adding to our carefully curated inventory.



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