make your time with students and community meaningful
Best Practices in Assessing Community Engagement (BPACE or “Bee-Pace”) is a catalog of learning opportunities for faculty and staff in higher education. Through BPACE, participants can increase their knowledge, skills, and attitudes around not only various inquiry practices – assessment, evaluation, tracking, monitoring, etc. – but also the variety of initiatives, programs, or pedagogies that connect campus – its people, resources, practices) with community (our people, assets, organizations, issues or problems, etc..
Since 2014, Indiana Campus Compact has made it a priority to provide our partners with support and service that focus on assessing campus-community engagement in higher education. The widely used label of “assessment” or the action of “assessing” campus-community engagement in higher education does not, however, do justice to the myriad of task, activities, and duties that encompass asking questions about, improving practice around, or—in general—inquiring about our campus-community engagement activities. Because campus-community engagement can be understood as a broad array of activities—that now go well beyond one specific type of discipline or one specific type of “partnership”—there also need to be a broad array of activities that inquire about campus-community engagement.