National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE)
The NASCE is a national survey of service and community engagement in higher education that allows participating campuses to assess the service activities and attitudes of their students. There is recognition of the importance of collegiate engagement and the need to assess this engagement in academia today. Most colleges and universities endorse, celebrate and recognize the individual and institutional benefits of community service performed by their undergraduates, and many have already sought or are planning to seek the Carnegie Classification of an Engaged Campus and/or recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Role. The NASCE offers schools the opportunity to measure, explore and understand the community service engaged in by their students as well as the institutional structures that support and facilitate or perhaps impede the development of student community engagement.
The instrument was developed and tested by Dr. Don Levy, Director of the Siena College Research Institute, and Dr. Mathew Johnson, Director of Siena College Academic Community Engagement, with the support of the Bonner Foundation and The Corporation for National and Community Service: Learn and Serve America Program.
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