River Hawk Experience Distinction Course Designation Rubric: Community Engagement
The dimensions identified below are qualities that we hope to encourage in RHED Community Engagement students. Please evaluate the extent to which the course/course assignments give students the opportunity to demonstrate each ability or mindset as described. Please note that these outcome descriptions are aspirational; students may be called on to achieve some measure short of total mastery in any category, depending on the course aims and level. Download the full Community Engagement Rubric (pdf).
|Community Engagement Dimensions:||Accomplished|
|Addressing community goals||Student demonstrates broad awareness of the community or organization mission/aims, and how particular communities are organized;
student articulates community-identified goals, and the assets in the community that may assist in addressing issues identified.
|Appreciating diverse perspectives||Student synthesizes perspectives within and across communities, acknowledging the complexity and awareness of differences between insider and outsider perspectives.|
|Understanding how power structures affect communities||Student ascertains the impact of power dynamics and justice/injustice on communities; student articulates the origin of needs within the community.|
|Enacting reciprocal learning||Student accepts opportunities to learn from the community; student demonstrates respect for community knowledge of their own issues.|
|Using evidence to evaluate solutions||Student identifies models or theories in evaluating options and identifying solutions, but solutions may not be comprehensive;
student applies academic or life skills to solve problems with community partners.
|Advocating for change||Student accepts opportunities to enact culturally appropriate solutions, working within existing leadership structures to effect change|