Measuring and Counting Civic Engagement
In March of 2001, Campus compact brought together a diverse group of college presidents, academic administrators, faculty, foundation leaders and classification experts to examine the prospects for altering accreditation, classification or ranking systems to recognize campus civic engagement and service learning efforts.
• Individual campuses with extensive commitment to civic engagement and service-learning are urged to seek an assessment of their civic engagement/service-learning efforts as part of the accreditation process. In this way, campuses can high light their efforts and get a comprehensive picture of them as part of a process they have to do anyway.
• Campus Compact is urged to document current civic engagement and service learning efforts in a divers set of their current membership. The Compact should use the Indictors of An Engaged Campus to frame this effort. This information is needed to build a body of evidence from which accreditation, classification and ranking measures can be constructed.
A full summary of the proceedings and advice to Campus Compact are available below, as are helpful background papers prepared for this meeting.
Exploring the Challenge of Documenting and Measuring Civic Engagement Endeavors of Colleges and Universities: Purposes, Issues, Ideas, 28 pp. By Barba…
Framing the Measures: A Technical Background Paper on Institutional Classification Systems, Data Sets, and Miscellaneous Assessments in Higher Education
Framing the Measures: A Technical Background Paper on Institutional Classification Systems, Data Sets, and Miscellaneous Assessments in Higher Educati…
Summary Advice of Campus Compact Advanced Institute on Institutional Classification for Service and Civic Engagement in Higher Education
Summary Advice of Campus Compact Advanced Institute on Institutional Classification for Service and Civic Engagement in Higher Education, March 22-23,…
Summary comments from Campus Compact “Advanced Institute” on Civic Engagement, 4 pp. By Jane Wellman, Institute for Higher Education Policy. Summary C…
List of Participants:
Betty Overton Adkins
Council of Independent Colleges