Civic engagement is the ability to contribute to the civic life and well-being of local, national, and global communities. It is both a social responsibility and a life-long learning process. Degree graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and civic values necessary to become informed and contributing participants in a democratic society.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Analyze information, concepts, and theories that are essential to democratic societies
- Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship
- Identify personal actions that could be taken to address issues of public injustice
- Recognize the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and the role diversity plays in civic life
Sample: Students who are considered prospective graduates. This group includes students enrolled in a degree program, who have earned 40 or more credits and are enrolled in CST 100, ENG 112, HIS 121, HIS 122 and/or HUM 220. Assignments for these students will be collected regardless of instructional modality (online, hybrid, in-person).
Direct- Civic engagement will be assessed utilizing course-embedded assignments. The course-embedded assignments will be collected from the following general education courses: CST 100, ENG 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, and HUM 220. Student work will be evaluated with a rubric using the Association of American College & Universities open source Civic Engagement Value rubric as a template.
Indirect- Camp’s Graduate Survey and the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement
Target: 80% of students will score a (3) or higher, on direct assessment, which demonstrates proficiency.
Findings: Direct assessment results will be made available by December 2023.
Graduate Survey Results
|Academic Year||% Registered to Vote||% Have Voted|
% Moderate and Great Extent
|The extent to which your education at Camp has contributed to your ability to:||2019-20||2020-21||2021-22|
|Volunteer in your community||80%||74%||74%|
|Work with others to make a difference on campus or in the community||91%||84%||74%|
National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement
|Year||Registrations Rate||Voting Rate of Registered Students||Voting Rate|
- The Registration Rate is the percent of Camp’s voting-eligible students who registered to vote.
- The Voting Rate of Registered Students is the percent of Camp’s registered students who voted on Election Day. Also referred to as yield rate.
- The Voting Rate is the percentage of eligible student Camp students who voted on Election Date.It is the product of the registration and yield rates.
|Camp||Public Associate Grant Institutions|
Action Plan: The findings will be reviewed by the General Education Workgroup in Fall 2023. An action plan to address the results will be made available by December 2023.