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ERIC Number: EJ1024168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Assessing the Student, Faculty, and Community Partner in Academic Service-Learning: A Categorization of Surveys Posted Online at Campus Compact Member Institutions
Waters, Susan; Anderson-Lain, Karen
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v18 n1 p89-122 2014
Service-learning is an instructional strategy used by faculty at hundreds of institutions, including those that are members of Campus Compact, an organization committed to service-learning and community/civic engagement. For this study, researchers examined a variety of online survey assessment tools used in service-learning projects. The study's purpose is to demonstrate what questions, concepts, and categories are currently being utilized for evaluation of (1) students, (2) faculty, and (3) community partners from 121 Campus Compact member institutions, using Gelmon, Holland, Driscoll, Spring, and Kerrigan's (2001) taxonomy. Six unique concepts emerged from the study that diverged from Gelmon et al.'s taxonomy. This research provides a survey tool that is readily accessible for educators' use when constructing service-learning assessment. The article concludes with recommendations to educators for use of assessment surveys.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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