Best Practices in Assessing Community Engagement: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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Joan Clifford, Duke Service-Learning Faculty Consultant and Director of Community-Based Language Initiatives and Kimmie Garner, Assistant Director of Duke Service-Learning, pose by their poster, displayed at this year’s IARSLCE (International Association for Research in Service-Learning) in Albuquerque, NM.

This poster highlights how the Indiana Campus Compact virtual course, “Best Practices in Assessing Community Engagement: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes” created a platform for a Duke staff and faculty member to participate in an assessment of student learning outcomes. The process lowered barriers that can exist among faculty and staff and produced a valuable dialogue about course design, teaching, and learning.

By creating a comprehensive assessment plan for Spanish 306, Duke Service-Learning now has a template that can be disseminated across 35+ service-learning and community-engaged courses and the Faculty Fellows program to support faculty in more comprehensively identifying and assessing outcomes within their courses.