Each year, the Office of Service-Learning assesses the impact of community-engaged teaching and learning on students, faculty, and community partners. Reports of impact data and assessments are below.
Community Engagement Dashboard
VCU’s strategic plan emphasizes university-wide integrated planning, data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement assessment. Developed in collaboration with the Office of Planning and Decision Support, this interactive dashboard represents some of the ways in which VCU engages with our communities.
The Office of Service-Learning publishes a yearly report to highlight the projects and initiatives undertaken by VCU's service-learning scholars, instructors, students and community partners.
View the 2016-2017 Service-Learning Annual Report (PDF)
View the 2015-2016 Service-Learning Annual Report (PDF)
View the 2014-2015 Service-Learning Annual Report (PDF)
View the 2013-2014 Service-Learning Annual Report (PDF)
Student Success Measures
Student Success and Service-Learning
The Office of Service-Learning utilizes institutional data to assess the impact of service-learning class participation on undergraduate retention and graduation rates as well as on students’ perception of the quality of their educational experience at VCU. The Student Success Report provides a summary of these institutional data.
View the 2017-2018 Student Success Report (PDF)
View the 2015-2016 Student Success Report (PDF)
Service-Learning Impact Measure
At the end of each semester, the Office of Service-Learning distributes the online Service-Learning Impact Measure (SLIM) to every student enrolled in a service-learning class. The SLIM evaluates the students’ own perceptions of the impact that service-learning class participation has had on their own learning and development. The SLIM Report, published annually, describes the results, highlighting strengths and detailing growth opportunities for service-learning at VCU.
View the 2017-2018 Service-Learning Impact Measure Report (PDF)
View the 2015-2016 Service-Learning Impact Measure Report (PDF)
View the 2014-15 Service-Learning Impact Measure Report (PDF)
View the 2013-2014 Service-Learning Impact Measure Report (PDF)
Community Partner Impact Assessment
The Office of Service-Learning seeks input from its community partners on a regular basis to inform its continuous improvement efforts.
The 2017 Service-Learning Community Partner Impact Assessment Report describes the results of our most recent formal evaluation of VCU service-learning community partner experiences.
Service-Learning Faculty Assessment
In order to guide its continuous improvement efforts, the Office of Service-Learning regularly gathers feedback from faculty members who teach service-learning classes.
The 2018 Service-Learning Faculty Assessment Report describes the results of the most recent formal evaluation of VCU service-learning faculty member experiences.