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Assessment of Civic Participation/Civic Engagement in Undergraduate Programs at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Phase One Investigation – 2018 Degree Program Assessment Report Analysis Summary
|Title:||Assessment of Civic Participation/Civic Engagement in Undergraduate Programs at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Phase One Investigation – 2018 Degree Program Assessment Report Analysis Summary|
Hill, Yao Zhang
civic engagement assessment
|Date Issued:||30 Apr 2020|
|Citation:||Nguyen, H., Hill, Y. Z., Stitt-Bergh, M. (2020). Assessment of Civic Participation/Civic Engagement in Undergraduate Programs at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Phase One Investigation – 2018 Degree Program Assessment Report Analysis Summary. Honolulu, HI: Assessment and Curriculum Support Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.|
|Abstract:||The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has a strong support structure and substantial learning opportunities for civic engagement for our students. At the institution level, previous assessment through student self-reports in 2015 showed that 81% of seniors (1012 out of 1255 respondents in senior standing) reported participating in at least one civic engagement activity.
To investigate civic participation/engagement at the degree program level, we planned a two-phase investigation. In phase one, we analyzed the most recent program assessment reports collected in 2018. Our main findings are as follows:
• A total of 59 undergraduate degree programs reported that one (or more) of their program’s student learning outcomes directly relates to the Institutional Learning Objective (ILO), civic participation in their [students’] communities.
• Some of the reported alignment between the civic participation ILO and the program learning outcomes are not clear.
• None of these 59 programs explicitly assessed and provided results of student achievement related to civic participation in their 2018 report, with a possible exception of Women’s Studies BA program.
The number of undergraduate degree programs (65%) that address the civic participation ILO is remarkable. However, the lack of clear, explicit achievement results may be because (1) these programs did not assess their civic participation-related outcomes or (2) assessment occurred but was not fully captured in the program-level assessment reports. Given the current findings and the limitations of the degree program assessment report, we are planning an in-depth investigation (phase two) of the civic participation ILO in undergraduate degree programs through a combination of interviews, surveys, and focus groups.
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