Assessment & Evaluation
Assessment of Service-Learning is a collaborative process intended to demonstrate that course-community partnerships meet both course and community goals, therefore measureing achievement of the mission.
Student Learning Outcomes - coming soon
Evaluation of Student Learning
As in any course, evaluation focuses on students' ability to meet course learning objectives. The same remains true for service-learning; students should be graded for their learning, not for their service.1 Reflective course assignments are used to connect academic content and service, allowing faculty to grade students' fulfillment of learning objectives. Community partners also participate in the evaluation of students' fulfillment of service objectives.
Related Resources for Faculty:
- Reflection as Academic Practice
- Integrating Service-Learning into Course Assignments
- Creating a Service-Learning Grading Rubric
- Addressing Challenges in Student Evaluation & Accountability
Sample Assessment & Evaluation Tools and Methods - more PDFs coming soon
- Student Pre-Service Assessment
- Student Final Evaluation
- Faculty & Instructor Final Evaluation
- Community Partner Final Evaluation
- Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Final Evaluation
- Course Assignments (assigned and graded by faculty)
- Peer Evaluations (used in some courses)
Summaries of Student & Partnership Outcomes - coming soon
1Howard, Jeffrey. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning: Service-Learning Course Design Workbook. University of Michigan: OCSL Press, Summer 2001.