CBR Student Learning Outcomes Survey
Our research team has developed and refined a survey instrument to assess the student learning outcomes of community-based research (CBR). The survey, whose reliability and validity have been tested, captures five dimensions of outcomes, including academic skills, educational experience, civic engagement, professional skills and personal growth. Development and testing of the instrument were supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service under Learn and Serve America’s grant to Princeton University in partnership with the Bonner Foundation.
The survey is available online as part of a national study. We seek to quantify student learning outcomes and to research the influence of various practices and academic factors on what students learn from CBR experiences. We hope to provide data and information useful to practitioners and the field. This study has the potential to assess learning outcomes at the student, course, and institutional levels and is approved by Princeton University’s Institutional Research Board for Human Subjects.
The online survey assesses CBR student learning outcomes for cumulative CBR experiences, and we ask that you invite your students to participate. Princeton will collect the data, perform the analyses, and report the results back to faculty members and institutions whose students participate.
Trisha Thorme firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Lichtenstein email@example.com
Nick Cutforth firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Tombari email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the goal of the study?
Thank you for your participation in a community-based research (CBR) project in my class. I am writing to invite you to take a short survey to help us understand the impact of CBR on students. (Name of College or University) is participating in a national project, led by Princeton University, to measure the outcomes of community-based research, and we would like to hear about your experience. Here is a link to the survey: https://princetonsurvey.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a4txOrNQjHzVhrK
It should take about 3 minutes to complete and includes space for you to comment. We appreciate your honest responses to the questions in the survey. This research has been approved by Princeton University’s Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects.
All responses are completely confidential. Your participation or not will have no effect on your grades or future support from me or my department as we have no way of tracking your participation.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
You, Your College or University