NASCE is an institutional assessment for measuring how well participating colleges and universities fulfill their Missions as they relate to service and community engagement

Institutions of higher education often state their commitment to service and community engagement in their mission statements, but lack the necessary data to demonstrate adequate fulfillment of that commitment.

The National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE) -- developed by Siena's Dr. Don Levy and Dr. Mathew Johnson -- comprehensively measures the rate, frequency, and depth of student community service across nine areas of human need, and assesses student perceptions of, motivations for, and obstacles to service, as well as institutional structures that impact service participation.

To date, the web-based NASCE survey has been completed by more than 57,000 undergraduate students from approximately 100 colleges and universities across the country.