Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.23
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Pilar Pacheco
Associate Director
Center for Community Engagement
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Natural and Cultural Resource-Based Research and Education at Channel Islands National Park

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

CSU Channel Islands has a formal partnership with the Nation Parks Service to conduct research and facilitate education at the Channel Islands National Park. The current agreement extends from 2017-2027. The agreement states that investigators from CSUCI and NPS staff will collaborate to accomplish the following specific objectives.
• Manage and maintain assigned facilities on Santa Rosa Island;
• Manage the facility to foster interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration and independent research;
• Utilize the facilities at the Santa Rosa Island Research Station (SRIRS) as a base for the conduct of education and research about natural and cultural resources, ecosystems and recreational uses;
• Develop a long-term coherent body of research on the resources of the CHIS, focusing on Santa Rosa Island but extending to other islands where appropriate;
• Assist with facilitating research and educational activities at the CHIS;
• Control invasive plants and maintain native habitats around the research station; and participate in hands-on resources management programs with the CHIS;
• Communicate results of education and research programs through publicly accessible venues and dissemination of publications to the CHIS;
• Collaborate in the formulation and execution of CHIS -based education and research projects of mutual interest, as needed; and,
• Manage the research station to benefit the stewardship mission of the NPS and CSUCI and to promote and protect programs and values such as; wilderness, visual landscapes, and to interpret cultural and natural resources.

For the public benefit, NPS and CSUCI will cooperate in developing and realizing scientific educational and research programs that will be valuable and necessary for the protection and management of the areas and resources both under the jurisdiction of the NPS and beyond the boundaries. Additionally, primary and secondary students and teachers, students and professors from CSUCI and other institutions of higher learning through their studies will learn about the ecology and cultural history of the CHIS, which they can then share through their presentations and publications. Furthermore, results of educational programs and scientific studies will be made available on-site and to the general public through public websites and peer-review publications. This agreement will continue the existing vibrant education and research CHIS-based partnership at the CHIS and to
foster future collaborative projects.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

CSU Channel Islands has a formal agreement and partnership in place with CAUSE that provides meaningful service-learning experiences at their site to CSUCI students. CAUSE is a base-building organization committed to social, economic, and environmental justice for working-class and immigrant communities in California’s Central Coast. They build grassroots power through community organizing, leadership development, coalition building, civic engagement, policy research, and advocacy.

CAUSE's vision is that together we can create a global community where we all contribute to, and benefit from, a sustainable economy that is just, prosperous and environmentally healthy.

CSUCI students work with CAUSE to advance these efforts in the surrounding communities.

https://causenow.org/


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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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