Civic Learning & Engagement Rubrics for Gen Ed Programs

Posted by HE-SL Listserv on November 20, 2018

AAC&U will be releasing a new publication in January 2019:  We Have a Rubric for That: The VALUE Approach to Assessment.  More information can be found here:

IUPUI’s learning outcomes, general education core, and the Civic-Minded Graduate Rubric:,

Volume 3 of the IUPUI Research on Service Learning Series is focused on Student Civic Outcomes, including civic learning:

Chapter 2.3 in Vol 2A of this series is focused on civic learning:

There are two great collections of information/tools put together by AASCU & AAC&U here:

  • An inventory of assessment instruments (national, local, proprietary and open source) designed to measure specific civic outcomes, entitled Civic Learning and Engagement Assessment Instruments: Characteristics and Dimensions and
  • A research literature review of published studies involving many of the identified instruments and summary findings Civic Learning and Engagement: A Review of the Research Literature on Civic Learning Assessment and Instruments.

You’ll also find two potentially helpful rubrics here:


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