Departments & Programs
Let CSL assist you in providing evidence of civic learning in your discipline.
The pressure to demonstrate authentic evidence of learning is growing both at the institutional level as well as within accrediting agencies. Many disciplines have clearly articulated how civic learning relates to their discipline (e.g., social responsibility, altruism) while others are still being developed. Either way, CSL staff are prepared to help you clearly articulate what it means for a graduate to be a civic-minded professional within your discipline, what knowledge, skills, and attitudes are critical, and most important, how to assess student development of these capacities.
We will design a process that will work for your faculty or a team of faculty meeting your needs. Whether you need assistance at the beginning stages--in which we can facilitate conversation amongst faculty/staff--or in using the information you already have to inform your program design, we can help.
Our goal is to help you better understand where students who graduate from your programs how their education influences societal issues and their role within the democratic process.
In addition to developing a customized assessment for students in your programs, the Office of Information Management and Institutional Research (IMIR) routinely surveys students on campus and includes items related to community engagement including data and reports.
The following surveys are administered to all IUPUI students:
- Entering Student Survey – conducted periodically
- Continuing Student Satisfaction and Priorities Survey – conducted every 2 years, alternating with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
- Alumni Survey – conducted annually one year after graduation