Priorities and Actions
Build a culture of civic engagement and civic learning across campus.
- Transform the current service learning program into a civic engagement program by strategically identifying and addressing community needs and applying the knowledge, skills, and energy of the campus community to those needs.
- Transform the service learning requirement to an intentional civic engagement experience.
- Replace the service learning advisory board with a civic engagement leadership structure similar to the Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement.
- Revise the Faculty and Academic Staff Rules and Procedures (FASRP) and department or program evaluation plans to recognize and reward community-engaged teaching, service, and research.
- Include civic engagement as a Strategic Accountability Matrix metric.
Integrate non-course civic engagement experiences into the Liberal Education Core.
- Submit civic
engagement experiences to the University Liberal Education Committee to
meet Civic and Environmental Issues (R3) and Integration (I1) learning
- Align Civic and Environmental Issues (R3) and Integration (I1) Liberal Education Core rubrics with the outcomes of civic engagement.
- Increase the number of community-based student-faculty research projects.
Develop stronger and deeper collaborations with community partners through civic engagement.
- Inventory campus-community partnerships and civic engagement activities.
- Identify and develop at least one long-term community project with potential for large-scale community impact. The project will involve at least one community partner with multiple disciplines and campus stakeholders.
- Engage community partners to lend financial, human, and in-kind resources to civic engagement efforts that support collaborative projects.
- Share successful models of collaboration and develop new models of collaboration to recruit additional community partners.