Through collaborative research, UC Links promotes engaged scholarship with local communities and in this way links community service to research and teaching. Each site pursues a research agenda that links faculty research interests and local community concerns. UC Links research contributes to an increased understanding of formal and informal approaches to teaching and learning in the areas of literacy, digital literacy, academic engagement, and critical thinking. It also explores questions regarding inter-institutional collaboration and program sustainability. Search publications by title, author, or topic.
evaluation & assessment
Evaluation is a key part of the UC Links effort. UC Links sites respond to reporting requirements mandated by the State of California, the UC Office of the President's Educational Partnerships (EP) program, and the UC Links Statewide Office. Each program also develops site-specific assessment strategies that match both the needs of local students and the particular kinds of activities offered at the site. UC Links reporting includes both K-12 and university student demographics and assessment measures. UC Links programs also take part in ongoing collaborative efforts to investigate and develop new and improved ways to assess student gains and evaluate program impact. Through these efforts, UC Links works to adapt and improve its program activities and resources for participating youth.