Assessment and Evaluation of Community Engaged Learning

Assessment guidelines

General guidelines regarding assessment processes can be used in a variety of community engaged courses.

Suggested use: Instructors are encouraged to read through the guidelines before creating the assignments in their community-engaged course. This document can also serve as a reference throughout the course.

Reflection framework

General framework guiding students to reflect upon their learning experiences during their community engaged learning course. This framework supports students to connect their learning experiences in the classroom with their hands-on experiences in the community.

Suggested use: Instructors are encouraged to read through the guidelines before creating the reflection assignments in their community-engaged course. This document can also serve as a guideline for students throughout the course.

Assessment rubrics

Assessment rubrics assist instructors in the process of assessing a student’s assignment and support students to structure and assess their learning.

Suggested use: Instructors are invited to work with CCEL staff to adapt these rubrics to fit their course objectives.

Pre and post course survey guide

This tool measures the growth in a students’ awareness of the main issues pertinent to community-engaged components of the course. With customizable statements, the survey can be used in a variety of classes and settings. The accompanying excel file allows the data from the surveys to be input for ease of analysis. 

Suggested use: The first (pre-course) survey is meant to establish a baseline assessment. The second (post-course) survey mirrors the first and adds several open-ended questions.

Pre and post course survey analysis guide

This tool enables faculty members to analyze the data from the pre and post course surveys.

Suggested use: The survey guide provides information on the steps needed to use the excel sheet and to make meaning of the information.

Community partner interview protocols

This brief interview with community partners is intended to gather feedback on the students’ experience from the perspective of the community partner.

Suggested use: The questions can be shared with community partners via email, in person, or a mediated interview at the end of the course.