By Tom Hahn and Julie Hatcher, September 2013
Data analysis from the 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) found that students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) who participated in one or more service learning courses had higher mean scores on all three measures of deep learning.
- Higher order learning
- Integrative Learning
- Reflective Learning
The results were statistically significant for both freshmen and senior students.
The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities and to create resources and models for use across higher education. TRUCEN calls upon research university colleagues to embrace a bold vision for civic and community engagement and work to bring it about.