Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.92
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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Bowdoin College
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Has the institution adopted a framework for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy and operations?:

A brief description of the policies and procedures that ensure community stakeholder engagement is applied systematically and regularly across the institution’s activities:

The College holds regular "Town/Gown" meetings with Town officials to review planning and issues of mutual concern. The Brunwick Downtown Association, consisting of business leaders and store owners, works closely with the College to design activites and sales events designed to attract students. Each year, the Dean of Student Affairs Office invites the local Police Department, Fire Department and other officials to meet with student leaders to promote "good neighborhood" relationships. The President of the college and senior staff confer regularly with the Town Council and local legislative leaders on issues of shared concern. The President typically addresses one Town Council meeting a year. The College serves on or contributes to a number of local planning committees including the Brunswick Zoning Rewrite Committee and the Brunswick Local Redevelopment Authority. The College also works with the Town on the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station (Brunswick) property.

A brief description of how the institution identifies and engages community stakeholders, including any vulnerable or underrepresented groups:

In addition to the "Town/Gown" activities and partners mentioned above, the McKeen Center provides a list of community stakeholders that they partner with on various projects. The list of community partners is provided for a range of opportunities, including students looking for a volunteer opportunity or faculty members interested in setting up a partnership for a course.

List of identified community stakeholders:

For "Town/Gown" activities the list of community stakeholders includes Brunswick's Town Manager, Director of Public Works, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, Director of Parks and Recreation, Director of Planning and Development, and the Business Development Manager. The College also engages with the Executive Director of the MidCoast Regional Redevelopment Authority.
The list of identified community stakeholders that the McKeen Center reaches out to includes over 100 organizations including schools, non-profits, and local and state government agencies. Their active list can be found here: https://gooseeye.bowdoin.edu/mckeen-bridges/partners/

A brief description of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes from the previous three years:

Explore the following link for a list of dozens of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes spearheaded by the McKeen Center's Community Matters in Maine summer fellowships :http://www.bowdoin.edu/mckeen-center/fellowships-beyond/community-matters-in-maine.shtml

The website URL where information about the institution’s community stakeholder engagement framework and activities is available:

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