What difference are we making?
Each year, on behalf of the Chancellor, the Office of Community Engagement collects information from instructors about courses they taught during the current academic year that included one or more modes of community-based teaching, including but not limited to service learning. In AY2014, the focus of data collection expanded to capture community-based learning. The shift from “service learning” to “community-based learning” reflects a broader scope of engaged learning and attends to a wide range of campus-community partnerships.
The purpose of the Curricular Engagement report is to provide faculty, staff, and administrators with information that illustrates the frequency of community-based learning at IUPUI. The report contains descriptive information about curricular engagement as it relates to types of courses (e.g., internships, practicum, etc.), course level (graduate, undergraduate), and formal course designations (e.g., RISE).
The information is intended to be used as a starting point for conversations within units about how faculty are partnering with the community and opportunities to explore how this is related to both student learning and success and/or partnership outcomes. The information is also used as evidence to support the civic engagement mission of the institution including award applications, reports, performance indicators, and faculty/staff/departmental development strategies.
Community Engagement Archived Reports
IUPUI Community Engagement ReportThe Office of Community Engagement (OCE) was launched in January of 2015 as a priority within the IUPUI Strategic Plan. OCE was charged with developing a strategic approach to community engagement that will coordinate, evaluate, promote, celebrate, and assess the impact of IUPUI student, faculty, and staff engagement activities. As a collective and on behalf of the campus, OCE is committed to cultivating knowledge, relationships, and resources through collaborations that: contribute to healthy and vibrant communities, foster mutual growth, equity, and social justice; strengthen our commitment to democratic engagement; advance university and campus goals; and prepare civic-minded graduates and professionals.The 2015 IUPUI Community Engagement Report is below. These reports were developed to assist campus administrators and schools in understanding the type and levels of engagement of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and alumni and to plan your responses to new campus annual reporting guidelines for AY 2016 (2015-2016).
CSL Archived Reports
CSL Annual Report Archive
CSL Dean's Reports Archive
CSL PRAC Archived Reports
CSL PRAC Report Archive2015-2016
Definition of Service Learning
“Service learning is a course or competency-based, credit-bearing educational experience in which students (a) participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and (b) reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and (c) an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.”
—Bob Bringle and Julie Hatcher (1995)
Program Review and Assessment Committee (PRAC) Report
A representative from CSL collaborates and exchanges ideas that promote student learning and development in strategic and intentional ways as an active member of the Program Review and Assessment Committee (PRAC). PRAC is a committee established to provide guidelines for comprehensive program review for academic and administrative units and guidance for student outcomes assessment throughout the institution. One piece of evidence is the annual PRAC report submitted to the committee for review and feedback.