Community Engaged Learning: Assessing Student Learning In our Classes

Event Date & Time

  • December 10, 2019
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

In this workshop, we will introduce tools and supports available to assess student learning outcomes in community engaged learning (CEL) courses. The tools have been developed as part of the Centre for Community Engaged Learning’s efforts to enhance teaching and learning practices of UBC faculty delivering CEL courses. They have been designed to increase faculty’s understanding of CEL pedagogies and their impact on student learning while supporting faculty to better align course objectives with community activities. The Centre’s goal has been to develop open resources such as student learning assessment guidelines and example rubrics to share across community-engaged courses, programs and the broader UBC faculty community. 


During the workshop, we will present examples of tools, such as our community partner interview protocol and our pre- and post-course surveys. We will also have several facilitated conversations and hands-on activities that will give participants the chance to test out and adapt the tools to their own needs. The session will finish with a Question and Answer period and resource sharing, including information on how to access these tools online and information on supports available to faculty to implement CEL in their classrooms.



At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Become familiar with community engaged learning assessment tools
  • Understand the importance of using the tools in assessing student learning/experiences
  • Learn how to adapt the different assessment tools to their own needs
  • Identify resources and support available for integrating community engaged learning
  • Feel more connected to a network of community engaged learning practitioners




  • Shadi Mehrabi Community Engaged Learnig Office, Centre for Community Engaged Learning 
  • Neila Miled Sessional Lecturer, Phd. Candidate, Liu Scholar, PSI scholar, Centre for Culture, Identity and Education