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ItemCivic-Minded Graduate: A North Star (Assessment Tools)(9/13/2011) Steinberg, Kathryn S.; Hatcher, Julie A.; Bringle, Robert G.Because of increased interest in higher education regarding the civic learning outcomes for college students and graduates, identifying and measuring civic learning outcomes is important to evaluating the efficacy of civic engagement programs and teaching strategies (e.g., service- learning). A conceptual framework for the Civic-Minded Graduate (CMG) construct is presented as well as three measurement procedures (i.e., CMG Scale, CMG Narrative Prompt and Rubric, CMG Interview Protocol and Rubric) that evaluate the construct. Results from three studies provide evidence of the psychometric properties of each measurement procedure and converging evidence to support the meaningfulness of the CMG construct. Implications of adopting the CMG as a “north star” for future research and for practice are presented. ItemAssessing Civic Mindedness(Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) in Diversity & Democracy: Civic learning for shared futures, 2011) Steinberg, Kathryn S.; Norris, Kristin E.These models, although described using diverse language, share a worthwhile goal: to prepare American students to participate in democratic forums, even and especially in this time of economic need. Without this preparation, students may be rehearsing for work in a challenging economic environment without developing the critical skills they will need to build a new and more vibrant democratic society. In fact, the two goals are connected: As Martha Nussbaum has noted, "A flourishing economy requires the same skills that support citizenship" (2010). These skills include the ability to consider multiple angles, converse with those who hold different perspectives, and compromise to creatively solve urgent problems. Such are the habits that a liberal education engenders, and such education can help reverse our civic recession and inspire democratic engagement now and in the future. ItemBeyond Anecdote: Challenges in Bringing Rigor to Service-Learning Research(11/13/2005) Gelmon, Sherril; Furco, Andrew; Holland, Barbara; Bringle, Robert G.This conference presentation discusses the challenges of bringing rigor to service and learning research. ItemUsing Visual Reflection Tools to Build Capacity for Partnership Improvement(Center for Service and Learning, 6/1/2012) Officer, Starla D.; Price, Mary F. ItemDesigning Programs with a Purpose: To Promote Civic Engagement for Life(6/1/2011) Bringle, Robert G.; Studer, Morgan; Wilson, Jarod; Clayton, Patti H.; Steinberg, Kathryn S.Curricular and co-curricular civic engagement activities and programs are analyzed in terms of their capacity to contribute to a common set of outcomes associated with nurturing civic-minded graduates: academic knowledge, familiarity with volunteering and nonprofit sector, knowledge of social issues, communication skills, diversity skills, self-efficacy, and intentions to be involved in communities. Different programs that promote civic-mindedness, developmental models, and assessment strategies that can contribute to program enhancement are presented. ItemThe Relationship between Service Learning and Deep Learning(Association for Institutional Research Forum, 5/29/2014) Hahn, Thomas W.; Hatcher, Julie A.This research investigated the relationship between college students’ participation in service learning courses and their reported use of deep learning skills. An analysis of 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement data for freshmen and seniors at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis found that reported deep learning skills of higher order learning, integrative learning, and reflective learning were all higher for both freshmen and seniors who participated in service learning courses, with integrative learning skills having the greatest gain. These results contribute evidence that service learning should be valued to the extent that it contributes to student learning at the course level as well as at the institutional level and provide a rationale for institutions to support faculty who engage with the community partners to develop service learning courses. ItemService-Learning Research Primer(National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, 2010) Steinberg, Kathryn S.; Bringle, Robert G.; Williams, Matthew J.This research primer, created by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, is designed to address the need for information on how to conduct high-quality and rigorous research on service-learning. It reviews the literature base, appropriate research methodologies and measurement procedures, and available online resources. ItemTop Zip Codes for Community Partnerships in Marion County(Center for Service & Learning, IUPUI, 2013) Center for Service & Learning, IUPUIThe figure displays the number and type of community partnerships related to service learning at IUPUI by zip code. A color-coded map of Marion county is included. ItemGenerating, Deepening, and Documenting Learning: The Power of Critical Reflection in Applied Learning(2009) Ash, Sarah L.; Clayton, Patti H.Applied learning pedagogies—including service-learning, internships/practica, study abroad, and undergraduate research—have in common both the potential for significant student learning and the challenges of facilitating and assessing that learning, often in non-traditional ways that involve experiential strategies outside the classroom as well as individualized outcomes. Critical reflection oriented toward well-articulated learning outcomes is key to generating, deepening, and documenting student learning in applied learning. This article will consider the meaning of critical reflection and principles of good practice for designing it effectively and will present a research-grounded, flexible model for integrating critical reflection and assessment. ItemPartnerships in Service Learning and Civic Engagement(2009) Bringle, Robert G.; Clayton, Patti H.; Price, Mary F.Developing campus-community partnerships is a core element of well-designed and effective civic engagement, including service learning and participatory action research. A structural model, SOFAR, is presented that differentiates campus into administrators, faculty, and students, and that differentiates community into organizational staff and residents (or clients, consumers, advocates). Partnerships are presented as being a subset of relationships between persons. The quality of these dyadic relationships is analyzed in terms of the degree to which the interactions possess closeness, equity, and integrity, and the degree to which the outcomes of those interactions are exploitive, transactional, or transformational. Implications are then offered for how this analysis can improve practice and research.