Student Learning Outcomes

The Volunteer Center is committed to serving the student community and the community around us. We focus on educating students on best practices in community development by providing opportunities with trusted nonprofit partners who will positively challenge students. Below are four student learning outcomes for the PVC. Let us know how you have grown in these areas through your varied service experiences.


  1. Articulate and recognize issues of equity.
  2. Engage in meaningful and repetitive action in local communities.
  3. Understand the value and diversity of communities and cultures as a priority in decisions and actions.
  4. Explore and connect to God's call for justice in the world.

Accomplishing these Outcomes

The Volunteer Center uses different ways to assess these outcomes.  Examples including the following:

  • Pre- and post-program assessments of student knowledge (e.g., regarding awareness of equity issues) are used to investigate student learning in numerous Volunteer Center programs (e.g., Step Forward Day, Project Serve).
  • Written reflections (which are scored by rubrics) and art projects are collected after PVC programs such as the Urban Reality Tour.
  • Social media reflections through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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