Measuring the Experience

"Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves."

— Horace Mann

What are some ways to measure outcomes?

Student Outcomes

There are a number of ways to measure experiential learning outcomes for students. Course assignments and classroom reflection can provide access to qualitative data. However, in addition, surveys provide important quantitative data not only to measure classroom outcomes but campus-wide outcomes as well. The CTL offers survey resources to assess student outcomes. At the end of each semester, faculty members who have designated their courses with experiential learning will receive a link to an online survey for students. Faculty members are asked to forward this link to their students and provide encouragement or incentives to complete the survey. At the end of each academic year, the data will be compiled and will be available for review.

Faculty and Community Partner Surveys

Surveys are also available to provide quantitative data for faculty and community partner outcomes. Survey resources for faculty and partner affiliates will be available at the MCC Experiential Learning website.

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