Because, service-learning is not credit for service (or time) and because service-learning is an integrated text of an academic course that provides credit for learning, and because service-learning is based on reciprocal University-Community partnerships:
- We measure academic learning AND
- civic learning AND
- We also need to ensure community interest is addressed
There are many tools you can borrow or adapt to assess your service-learning class:
- Assessing the Impact of Service Learning: A Workbook of Strategies and Methods. 2nd Ed. Portland, OR: Center for Academic Excellence, Portland State University, 1997.
- The Evaluation Handbook: Practical Tools for Evaluating Service Learning Programs. Mark Batenburg and Denise Clark Pope Ph.D. Oakland, CA: Service Learning 2000 Center, 1997.
- The Measure of Service Learning. Robert G. Bringle, Mindy A. Philips, and Michael Hudson. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2004.
- Profiles of Successful Service Learning Initiatives. Center for Experiential Education and Service-Learning, University of Minnesota.
- Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. Dr. Sherril Gelmon PH.D., Barbara A. Holland Ph.D, Amy Driscoll Ed.D, Amy Springs M.P.A., and Seanna Kerrigan M.Ed. Providence, RI: Campus Compact, 2001.
- Service Learning and Assessment: A Field Guide for Teachers. National Service-Learning and Assessment Study Group, 1999.
- Faculty Development Workshop. Community-Service Learning office, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA: 1999.
- Evaluating Service-Learning Activities and Programs. David A. Payne, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Education, 2000.