Community Partners Gathering

Assessment in a Changing Landscape

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Every year, the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) invites community partners of the University of Richmond to gather for food, fellowship, and shared learning.

Over the years, our team has experienced anxieties about assessment and have witnessed those anxieties in others. These anxieties seem to have increased during the pandemic, so we wanted to take this opportunity to dive into assessment and explore new tools together.

Practitioners who have worked to reimagine their organization’s assessment practices will kick off our gathering by sharing their own successes and challenges. Two 45-minute workshop blocks will then focus on different assessment practices with an opportunity to think through how they might be incorporated into your own organization. Participants are invited to pick up a box lunch at the end of the program and enjoy some time on campus as their schedules permit. 


8:30 AM  Breakfast
9 AM  Welcome & Provocation: We CAN Think Differently About Assessment
10 AM  Workshop Block I
11 AM  Workshop Block II (same workshops) 
12 PM  Lunch

Special Guests


  • "Evaluating Arts-Integrated Educational Projects" with Rob McAdams, Director of Partners in the Arts
  • "Data Labs: Collaborative Assessment as Culture Change" with Sylvia Gale, CCE Executive Director, and Terry Dolson, CCE Associate Director of Community-Engaged Learning
  • "Reimagining Metrics and Embracing the Stories That Data Tells," Melanie Jenkins, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, and Lisa Hamiel, Assessment Specialist