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ERIC Number: EJ858611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0560
Issues in Benchmarking and Assessing Institutional Engagement
Furco, Andrew; Miller, William
New Directions for Higher Education, n147 p47-54 Fall 2009
The process of assessing and benchmarking community engagement can take many forms. To date, more than two dozen assessment tools for measuring community engagement institutionalization have been published. These tools vary substantially in purpose, level of complexity, scope, process, structure, and focus. While some instruments are designed to serve as simple and quick on-the-spot assessments (in the form of checklists, for example), other instruments, such as the Carnegie community engagement framework, are much more multifaceted, multilayered assessments that require extensive data gathering and systematic analyses applied over an extended period of time. The Carnegie community engagement framework itself, along with other assessment tools, is examined in this chapter, as well as insights that the 2006 Carnegie community engagement applications provide into the processes and role of assessment in their engagement efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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