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.

Major findings:

• 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

Exploring the Challenge of Documenting...

Exploring the Challenge of Documenting and Measuring Civic Engagement Endeavors of Colleges and Universities: Purposes, Issues, Ideas, 28 pp.By Barbar…

Framing the Measures: A Technical Background Paper on Institutional Classification Systems, Data Sets, and Miscellaneous Assessments in Higher Education

Framing the Measures: A Technical Back...

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 Advan...

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

Summary Comments from Campus Compact &...

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:

Name                       Organization/Affiliation

Betty Overton Adkins
Richard Battistoni 
Victor Borden
Cathy Burack
BarbaraCambridge
David Cox
Russ Edgerton
Thomas Ehrlich
Richard Ekman
Daniel Fallon
FrancilleFirebaugh
Jim Flemming
Michelle Gilliard
Barbara Holland
Elaine Ikeda
Mark Langseth
Sam Larson
Gail McClure
Alex McCormick
MichaelMcPherson
Yolanda Moses
Brian Murphy
Caryn McTighe Musil
William Plater
Judith Ramaley
Jessica Shedd
Charles Strain
Tobi Walker
Jane Wellman
Blenda Wilson
Peter Young
Robert Zemsky
ElizabethHollander
John Saltmarsh
Amy Umstadter
Edward Zlotkowski

Kellogg Foundation
Providence College
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
New England Resource Center for Higher Education
American Association for Higher Education
University of Memphis
Pew Forum on Undergraduate Learning
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Council of Independent Colleges
Carnegie Corp of New York
Cornell University
Boston College
Council of Independent Colleges
HUD Office of University Partnerships
California Campus Compact
Minnesota Campus Compact
Applied Research
The Kellogg Foundation
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Macalester College
American Association for Higher Education
San Francisco Urban Institute
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
University of Vermont
The Institute for Higher Education Policy
DePaul University
Pew Charitable Trusts
The Institute for Higher Education Policy
Nellie Mae
Indiana Campus Compact
University of Pennsylvania
Campus Compact
Campus Compact
Campus Compact
Campus Compact