Assessment Tools & Resources 


Evaluation and Assessment at GVSU

The Office for Community Engagement is partnering with an interdisciplinary group of faculty and staff to develop a standard set of tools and strategies for evaluating the impacts of community engagement on Grand Valley students, faculty, and staff; on the institution as a whole; and on our communities. (Learn more about this effort here.) We invite you to participate in the development process by sharing your insights and strategies for evaluating the impact of community engagement efforts. To share your best practices, please contact Ruth Stegeman at


External Assessment Tools

Association of American Colleges and Universities
Civic Engagement Value Rubric

This rubric is designed to assess student learning outcomes related to civic engagement at the institutional level.

Campus Compact
Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: Principles and Techniques (2001)

This book serves as an assessment tool to measure the impacts of service-learning and civic engagement on students, faculty, institutions, and communities.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Toolkit for the Evaluation of Service-Learning Programs (2011)

This toolkit was developed from the evaluation tools and strategies that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) presented to the Office of Budget and Management. The toolkit provides instruments to measure civic engagement and learning outcomes, and is divided into four sections: general evaluation guidelines, how to develop an evaluation for service-learning, design instruments and recruitment materials, and an annotated bibliography.

Portland State University

Creating Community-Engaged Departments: Self-Assessment Rubric for the Institutionalization of Community Engagement in Academic Departments
Kevin Kecskes (2008)

This self-assessment rubric allows faculty and/or staff members to evaluate the capacity for community engagement within academic departments, as well as potential engagement opportunities.


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