Understanding and Improving Student Learning and Development
June 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
As part of CCSNE’s four part series on Civic & Community Engagement Evaluation, this workshop will focus on evaluating changes in student civic knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors as a result of participating in civic and community engagement experiences. The workshop has the following overall goals:
- to strengthen student civic learning evaluation practices in curricular and co-curricular initiatives
- to deepen understanding of existing instruments and national data sets
- to share current campus level tools/strategies
- to continue to build a network of scholars and practitioners
- to identify potential collaborative work
The workshop will use different strategies throughout the day including presentations, breakout group, and a mix of small and large group discussion. In this session we’ll provide information on qualitative and quantitative methods for examining these outcomes, validated questions and instruments, and things to pay attention to when analyzing and interpreting the results. Information on core civic learning outcomes and established national instruments such as NSEE, NASCE, NI3CE, etc. will be reviewed as a foundation for the day.
Learning from each other’s experience will be critical to the day. We’ll ask participants to share tools and approaches that they have used successfully (or unsuccessfully). There will also be time for “beginner” and “advanced” level discussions so that our individual work can be accelerated regardless of our individual starting points.
And finally, together we’ll explore what’s next including topics for future workshops and opportunities to tell a regional story about students through using common questions and approaches.