Community & Friends

Assessment & Evaluation

  • Assessing Service-Learning & Civic Engagement: Principles and Techniques. Gelmon, Holland, Driscoll, Spring, Kerrigan. (2001) Campus Compact.
    • A broad overview of issues related to assessment in higher education, with specific application for measuring the impact of service-learning and civic engagement initiatives on students, faculty, the institution, and the community.
  • Building Capacity for Community Engagement: Institutional Self-Assessment.  Gelmon SB, Seifer SD, Kauper-Brown J and Mikkelsen M. (2005) Seattle, WA: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health.
    • Designed to assess the capacity of a given higher educational institution (or unit therein) for community engagement and community-engaged scholarship, and to identify opportunities for action. This serves as a baseline for follow-up assessments, enabling institutions to track their progress and focus their work, while simultaneously enabling them to develop a longitudinal profile of their developing capacity for community engagement and community-engaged scholarship over time.