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February 2019


In Spring 2018, the VCU Service-Learning Office sponsored an evaluation process that gathered feedback from faculty members who teach service-learning classes. The goal was to deepen understanding of the barriers faced by VCU’s service-learning faculty instructors and to solicit feedback about key strategies for overcoming these barriers. An independent research consultant conducted the evaluation in two phases: an online anonymous survey and a 30-minute phone interview. Eighty service-learning instructors completed the online survey, and a stratified sample of 18 instructors completed the telephone interviews. Findings indicated that both the online survey respondents and phone interview participants experienced similar supports and barriers to teaching their service-learning classes. Key findings and recommendations are outlined in the full report.

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VCU Division of Community Engagement

Recommended Citation

Pelco, L. E., Elliott, K. L., & Schifano, K. R. (2019). Service-Learning Faculty Assessment: Report of Results, 2018. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.


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