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Monday, October 9 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
The National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement: An Ecosystem of Tools to Measure Community Engagement of Students, Faculty & Institutions (45 mins)

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This workshop will introduce the toolkits of the National Assessment for Service and Community Engagement (NASCE). The NASCE toolkit offers invaluable data and insights to participating institutions through surveys and reports that measure community engagement across students, faculty, and staff. The toolkit identifies primary avenues through which universities engage with their communities through collecting data on the breadth and depth of community engagement, and gauges attitudes towards institutional investment in engagement through infrastructure, programming, and outreach. It provides a quantitative analysis of student and faculty-reported service behavior/attitudes, and assesses perceptions of, motivations for, and obstacles to community service.

The workshop will present the NASCE tools that are easily customizable to meet institution’s individual needs. At the same time, these tools offer a comparative perspective to measure institutional performance vis-à-vis a national sample of over 80 institutions and 57,000 students that participated in our surveys.
Research supports that a better understanding of student engagement helps schools create and tailor learning opportunities and outcomes for their students. Campuses nationwide are looking for ways to assess the performance of their community engagement initiatives. The NASCE workshop will provide participants with options and examples of how to incorporate our customizable tools into their institutions’ strategic planning and self-assessment processes to develop an evidence-driven approach to strategically advance their community engagement and better engage students, faculty and staff in their ongoing initiatives with the communities they serve.


April A. Backus

Siena College Research Institute

Mathew Johnson

Director, Associate Dean, Swearer Center for Public Service, Brown University
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Georgina Manok

Assistant Director, Research & Assessment, Swearer Center @ Brown University

Monday October 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm MDT
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