Steps Toward Assessing Civic Responsibility on Campus

February 25, 2015

This year The University of Montana at Missoula re-established the Service Learning Faculty Advisory Board. The goal of the Advisory Board is to identify key aspects of civic engagement that need to be pursued and implemented or strengthened on campus, and to identify strategies for doing so. Next year, the Board will be expanded to include students and community partners.

This spring, a survey was issued to faculty on campus to measure the level of service learning activity on campus. Findings yielded 40 faculty who indicated they have a community service component in their class representing 18 different Departments on campus. The majority of classes were upper division and the service activities students engaged in represented a wide variety of community needs. Results from the survey will be utilized to identify possible areas for future curricular-based community engagement activities, target grant opportunities to specific Departments/faculty, generate new collaborative community partnerships, and help channel student interest.

University of Montana at Missoula - MT, Montana
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