Early and end-of-the-semester use of the Service Thermometer with a final writing assignment asking students to reflect on any changes in their views of service revealed by the Thermometer.
Post-semester open-ended interviews with students exploring what they learned, and how they learned it
End of semester reflection questions
Each semester, we invite service-learning faculty from UMass and from HCC to participate in focus group discussions to share what they’ve learned through these (or other) assessment methods in their courses and to share the challenges they’ve faced. Faculty have found these discussions very valuable in continuing to strengthen their courses and their assessment within their courses.
Instructions for using the Assessment Toolbox:
1) Please find one or more tools that you’d want to use because they will help you understand what your students are learning.
2) Bring yourself and what you’ve learned to a focus group discussion after the semester ends.
This initiative was supported by funding from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Vision Project.