Perceptions and Visions of Community Engagement: A Pilot Study for Assessment Across the Institution

Sandra Sgoutas-Emch, Kevin Guerrieri, Colton C Strawser


Universities seek tools that provide a clear vision and expectations for community engagement at the institutional level. This study focused on the development of the Community Engagement Institutional Assessment (CEIA) rubric to evaluate four key criteria and its application in a pilot study of course-based community engagement. The results revealed a significant divergence between faculty perceptions and the vision projected in the rubric, which suggests the need for building a more collective understanding of and development opportunities in community engagement.


CEIA rubric; course-based; democratic partnerships; social justice; critical reflection; societal issues

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