Assessment and Evaluation



  1. (System) Articulate and utilize a systemic analysis of the root causes and consequences of poverty and other forms of social marginality.­­ (SCLG 1; LALG 2; CEVR 2)
  2. (Context) Compare and contrast situational differences by region, state, nation, historical context, etc. that give rise to the unique systemic circumstances within which communities and community members construct meaningful lives. (SCLG 4 ; LALG 1; CEVR 2)
  3. (Strategy) Identify potential points of entry for individual and community action to address systemic challenges and develop organizational and community strategies for change. (SCLG 6 ; LALG 5; CEVR 2)
  4. (Innovation) Craft disciplinarily informed, innovative and effective action steps for positive change in the community. (SCLG 4 ; LALG 3; CEVR 5)
  5. (Advocacy) Advocate for the importance of community engagement by all community members and for the importance of socially-just social systems. (SCLG 2; LALG 3; CEVR 6)
  6. (Leadership) Facilitate, empower, and when needed lead others effectively.. (SCLG 2, 6; LALG 5; CEVR 6)
  7. (Organization) Build sustainable community partnerships between organizations. (SCLG 5; LALG 2; CEVR 6)
  8. (Justice) Critically describe the role power plays in preserving the status quo and might play in moving towards a more just system. (SCLG 6; LALG 5; CEVR 3)
  9. (Franciscan) Approach community engagement from a vocational perspective that demonstrates Franciscan values.(SCLG 3; LALG 6; CEVR 1)
  10. (Professional) Demonstrate commitment to and competence in professionalism.
  • SCLG = Siena College Learning Goal
  • LALG = School of Liberal Arts Learning Goal
  • CEVR = Association of American Colleges and Universities Civic Engagement Values Rubric


  1. (National and Regional Recognition) Ongoing national and regional recognition for leadership in the field of Academic Community Engagement for Siena College.
  2. (Community Impact) Continuous measurement and improvement of community impact of community engagement.
  3. (Student Leadership) Development and utilization of significant student leaders within and beyond ACE.
  4. (Sustainability) Continuous stewardship and leveraging of existing resources as well as development of additional resources.
  5. (Innovation) Development, implementation, and assessment of innovations in higher education that strengthen student learning and community engagement.
  6. (DEEP) Continuous improvement of the DEEP partnership model to assure growth and development of community partnerships.
  7. (Depth) Increasing depth of academic community engagement experiences for students, faculty, staff and partners.
  8. (Integrated) Increasing integration of academic community engagement into other institutional priorities (ie. Diversity, Capital Campaign, etc.)
  9. (Pervasiveness) Increasing pervasiveness of the availability of academic community engagement across student, faculty, and staff experiences.
  10. (Technology) Continuous improvement and innovation in utilization of technology to strengthen student learning and improve community engagement.