IUPUI Civic Action Plan Impact Study

We know through direct experience that the 450 signatories to the 30th Anniversary Action Statement are engaged in thoughtful, innovative, action-oriented processes, and we are excited to see the positive changes that will result. We would also like to develop systematic knowledge of how these efforts are proceeding and what changes will be achieved. Such knowledge will inform future practice, thereby multiplying the impact of current Civic Action Planning.

The study is being conducted by an exceptional research team from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Meet the Research Team


Robert Bringle

Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Philanthropic Studies, IUPUI

Julie Hatcher

Executive Director, Center for Service and Learning, IUPUI

Tom Hahn

Director of Research and Program Evaluation, Center for Service and Learning, IUPUI

The first survey is now closed. There will be additional data gathering in the future as campuses move from planning to implementation.

Campus Compact and the researchers are committed to sharing publicly both intermediate and final findings of this study. Our goal is to improve practice, and we know that can only happen if high quality data is gathered and analyzed, with the results shared with people doing practical work.