Community Engaged Learning at UBC: Developing student assessment tools and guidelines to support learning outcomes and student experience

TitleCommunity Engaged Learning at UBC: Developing student assessment tools and guidelines to support learning outcomes and student experience
Faculty/College/UnitVP Students
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2018
Project Summary

Developing measurable outcomes and student assessment is an on-going challenge faced by faculty who deliver community-engaged learning (CEL) (Taylor and Leffers, 2016). While other institutions have developed methods to assess student learning in community-engaged courses (University of Maryland, 2016), UBC faculty would benefit from methods that serve their specific courses and support better CEL teaching and learning practices at UBC.

This project builds on work by the Centre for Community-Engaged Learning to enhance teaching and learning practices of faculty delivering CEL courses. The two-year project will develop general and course-specific student learning assessment methods (such as self-assessment surveys and reflective journaling) for selected courses. From these, guidelines will be developed to support future faculty across the university to design their own methods in other CEL courses. These would serve as open educational resources with the potential to support faculty delivery and subsequently student learning for CEL courses across UBC.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJason Penner
Year 1: Funded Amount21,281
Year 1: Team Members

Jason Penner, Community-based Experiential Learning Officer, Centre for Community-Engaged Learning
Susan Grossman, Director, Centre for Community-Engaged Learning
Alison Taylor, Professor, Educational Studies, Faculty of Education
Christine D'Onofrio, Instructor, Art History, Visual Art and Theory, Faculty of Arts
Jude Walker, Assistant Professor, Educational Studies, Faculty of Education
Leanne Donnelly, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
Tara Ivanochko, Senior Instructor, Director, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorShadi Mehrabi
Year 2: Funded Amount28,696
Year 2: Team Members

Shadi Mehrabi, Community Engaged Learning Officer, Centre for Community Engaged Learning
Susan Grossman, Director, Centre for Community-Engaged Learning
Alison Taylor, Professor, Educational Studies, Faculty of Education
Christine D'Onofrio, Instructor, Art History, Visual Art and Theory, Faculty of Arts
Jude Walker, Assistant Professor, Educational Studies, Faculty of Education
Leanne Donnelly, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
Tara Ivanochko, Senior Instructor / Director, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science