University-Wide Community-Based Transformational Learning (CBTL) Outcomes

Summary of University-Wide CBTL outcomes


  Domain Outcome  Resources  

Intercultural Competence

Demonstrable cognitive, affective and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.




Ability to recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings and evaluate alternative actions.


Effective Citizenship

Demonstrable knowledge, skills, values and motivation that promotes the quality of life in a community.

  Integrated Connections Ability to understand across both curricular and co-curricular experiences, from making simple connections among ideas, concepts and experiences to synthesizing and transferring learning to new, complex and unscripted situations.


*Rubrics can be uploaded into a Blackboard course for use in assignment grading. Note: The rubrics can be edited once uploaded, but cannot be altered once they've been made available to the class participants. For information on how to upload the rubrics into Blackboard, please visit: Blackboard-How to Use Rubrics.

University-wide CBTL Assessment Statement

All CBTL courses should include a statement regarding the use of their work for university-wide assessment.The UNF Center for Community-Based Learning suggests that the following statement be included in all CBTL course syllabi: 
“The University of North Florida is committed to providing quality education and to assuring that students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful after they graduate. Assessment of student learning provides information needed to make improvements in UNF programs, course content, and teaching. During this course your instructor will collect and submit samples of your work to determine program effectiveness.
You should know that:
  • You may choose not to have samples of your work submitted by notifying your instructor anytime during your course via email
  • No identifying information such as your name or N-number will be included on the samples sent for program assessment
  • Your course grade will not be affected by participating in this program assessment process
  • Information about the summative results of this assessment is reported to UNF stakeholders, including the Board of Governors of the Florida State University System; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; and professional accreditors.”

Sample of course-based assessment artifacts as stated in the QEP 

Articulated Learning Artifacts

Student artifacts from assignments or activities that include the following: structured reflection incorporating students’ descriptions, observations, analyses, application, synthesis of their community-based experiences in relation to themes, issues, theories, concepts, skills related to course objectives or content.

Critical Incident Analysis

Student artifacts from assignments or activities that ask learners to describe and reflect upon a significant incident that occurred during a community-based experience in relation to themes, issues, theories, concepts and skills related to course objectives or content.