The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

Below we highlight key tools and resources that can help you more easily and effectively measure the effects of your community-engaged teaching, research and service on student learning. We can work with you to identify tools that can also help assess community impact. To work with a Ginsberg staff member on any of the resources listed below, please contact us at Ginsberg.engage@umich.edu


Community-Engaged Course Evaluation Questions

To help measure the impact of community-engaged courses on students' learning, we partnered with Malinda Matney, CRLT's Director of Assesment, to add 5 related course evaluation questions to the Course Evaluation Question Bank:

  • To add these 5 questions to your course template and/or create an evaluation template that can be assigned to your class(es), contact ro.evaluations@umich.edu
  • While you can request new templates or template changes at any time during the semester before the evaluations open to students, it may be helpful to be aware of suggested timelines.
  • It might be helpful to work with the evaluation coordinator in your department to keep them in the loop on new templates since they are the ones who create the evaluation orders.
  • We can work with you to identify related teaching methods and course design ideas that support each course evaluation question, contact us Ginsberg.engage@umich.edu

Q #

Question Text

1634

I am aware that my background and social identities influence my perspective – how I see the world and make sense of things.

1701

I can identify examples of how my personal values and beliefs influence my learning, decisions, and actions.

1702

I ask questions and listen to others in order to understand if and how the needs, goals, perspectives, interests, etc. of all group members are being addressed in the group’s decision-making and activities.

1703

I ask myself, “Do my decisions contribute to the overall care, well-being, or positive functioning of individuals, groups, organizations and communities that are a part of my life?”

1704

I can explain how I am having an impact on current events or public affairs

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Engaged Learning Assessment Tools 
For the Transforming Learning for the Third Century (TLTC) Initiative, the Provost's Office and CRLT worked with stakeholders across campus to identify five Engaged Learning Goals and related Assessment Tools. For each learning goal, there is also an occasional paper that discusses context, strategies, and the benefits and drawbacks of each assessment tool. 

Below, we highlight the assessment tools for each learning goal that are particularly well-suited for community-engaged initiatives. Each goal links to the coimplete list of related assessment tools.  

Goal

Related Assessment Tools

Creativity  

Intercultural Engagement  

Social/Civic Responsiblity 
and Ethical Reasoning

Communication, Collaboration, and Teamwork

Self-agency, and the Ability to Innovate and Take Risks

Across All Five Goals

 

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