Assessment and Impact

Resource Description

Stith, M., Emmerling D., & Malone, D. (2018). Critical Service-Learning Conversations Tool: A self-assessment and resource tool to help faculty implement critical, justice-oriented service-learning

Duke Service-Learning has creating a critical service-learning self-assessment and integrated resource tool for faculty looking for support in implementing critical or justice oriented service-learning. Our tool is built on the idea that social justice service-learning is both a process and an outcome, and thus the tool supports faculty in integrating the pedagogy, academic content, and praxis of implementing critical service-learning.
Bringle, R. G., Phillips, M. A., & Hudson, M. (2004). The measure of service learning: Research scales to assess student experiences. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. This is a practical resource for researchers and program evaluators that introduces an overview of scientific research and measurement. It providesexamples of scales that measure key contructs associated with the experiences of students in SL. It also provides an explanation of the characteristics that multiple-item scales should possess in order for them to be used in research.
Eyler, J., Giles, D., Stenson, C., & Gray, C. J. (2001). At a glance: What we know about the effects of service-learning on college students, faculty, institutions and communities, 1993-2000. Corporation for National Service: Learn and Serve America National Service-Learning Clearinghouse. This includes lists of resources on many aspects of SL: the effects of Service-Learning on students with Personal Outcomes, Social Outcomes, and Learning Outcomes; impact of program characteristics; impact on faculty; impact of university; impact on communities.   It includes an annotated Bibliography of Service-Learning Research, 1993-2000
Gelmon, S. B., Holland, B. A., Driscoll, A., Spring, A., and Kerrigan, S. (2001).Assessing the impact of service-learning and civic engagement: Principles and techniques. Providence. RI: Campus Compact.

This definitive volume offers a broad overview of issues related to assessment in higher education, with specific application for measuring the impact of service-learning and civic engagement initiatives on students, faculty, the institution, and the community. This volume will assist individuals seeking a comprehensive resource on assessment issues, with applicability particularly in higher education as well as potential applications to other groups interested in assessment.