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Assessments / Evaluation
ICCE has relied on assessments to analyze and develop programs that are effective, useful, and tailored to the needs of our community partners, students, and faculty. Some particularly informative evaluation studies are available below.

The Impact of CSL on Community Agencies
ICCE conducted a study to determine what kind of impact student service learning had on community agencies and to determine if the CSL program was realizing the principles of effective community-university partnerships. Overall, respondents were extremely satisfied with the quality of SF State student interns and the work they performed, which resulted in an ability to serve more clients.


Community Service Learning and Its Impact on Community Agencies: An Assessment Study (ICCE, 2010)



For Faculty: Developing a Reflection Component for Service Learning Programs



Final Report: Disaster Preparedness among Consumers and Providers of In-Home Supportive Services in San Francisco



Impact of CSL on Students Cognitive Development

Impact of Service-Learning and Social Justice Education on College Students' Cognitive Development, NASPA Journal, 2006, Vol. 43, no. 2 (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators)

This study used the Measure of Epistemology Reflection to explore the impact of service-learning and social justice education on college students' cognitive development. Six service-learning courses taught with or without a social justice emphasis were studied. Results showed that service-learning courses in general had a positive impact on students' cognitive development, while service-learning courses with a social justice emphasis appeared to have more impact on students' cognitive development than those without a social justice emphasis.


A California Campus Compact Study on Community Partnerships, by Marie Sandy, Ph.D.
In spring 2005, CACC hosted 15 community partner focus groups to hear from, better understand, and strengthen partnerships with community service learning partners. Findings showed that community organizations considered themselves co-educators in helping students meet learning objectives.

Executive Summary ( View/Download ) [1.34 MB]
Final Report            ( View/Download ) [1.77 MB]

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