Professional Development

Like most things in life, teaching gets better with practice, experience, and training. We offer numerous resources to help you develop as an engaged faculty member.

We have a large, and continually growing, resource library with texts for the beginning, practicing, and expert service-learning faculty member. To check out a book or learn about our holdings, contact:

  • Emily Gillespie (
  • Morgan Mann (
  • Dr. Brian MacHarg (

  • Numerous service-learning faculty choose to participate on our Service-Learning Council, where they set directions for service-learning on campus and assist faculty who are developing service-learning classes. If you are interested in serving on the Council, contact Dr. Brian MacHarg ( at (828) 262-2545.

See the links on the sidebar menu for more information about other opportunities to investigate service-learning, learn how to conduct service-learning and community-based research, and gain recognition for your work.