- Siena Research Institute
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
Hines Hall · First Floor
Participating Institutions will learn:
This on-line, fully customizable, institution specific assessment tool invites 100% of your students to participate, and yields a representative view of your student body involvement in and attitudes toward service.
- What percentage of undergraduates engage in community service?
- What forms of community service do students perform?
- How important is service to the students?
- How important do students believe service is to the institution?
- How do students find out about service?
- What structures exist or do not exist that lead to students performing community service?
- Why do students perform service?
- What obstacles prevent students from performing service?
- What percentage of students actually perform meaningful and sustained service?
- What percentage of students engage in isolated or “one shot” service events?
- Provide an assessment tool for institutions of higher education to assess, on the institutional level, community engagement activity on the part of students.
- Generate individual level data that will allow institutions to draw conclusions about student sub-sets, and the student body as a whole, for internal and external descriptive data needs like marketing, accreditation, and strategic planning.
- Create a national benchmark dataset for comparative analysis of community engagement in higher education (of students and of institutions).
- Each of the Benchmark Institutions will receive an executive summary of research findings about your institution which includes spreadsheets of frequencies and cross tabulations, and a full set of PowerPoint ready graphics (tables, charts, graphs, etc.) for use in institutional planning and assessment as well as in application to outside funders and other outside entities such as the Carnegie Endowment (Application for Engaged Campus Designation).
- Benchmark Institutions will receive a unique composite measure, “the percent of the possible” (POP). An institution’s POP score allows the school to see the degree of their capacity to serve that is helping their community across eight service areas individually and cumulatively.
- Benchmark Institutions will receive the added benefit of access to comparative data for both aspirants and peer institutions once available.
All institutions of higher education are invited to participate in the NASCE. The first step is to contact Dr. Mathew Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org and set up an individuation analysis.
Costs to participant institutions are as follows: