Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.72
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jennifer Raymond
Community Partner Coordinator
Ctr 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 National 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, middle 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. More information can be found at the research station's website: https://www.csuci.edu/srirs/ or on the official Instagram https://www.instagram.com/channelislands_srirs/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Juneteenth Celebration of Ventura County

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 The Juneteenth Celebration of Ventura County Committee and Community Advocacy Coalition that provides meaningful Diversity Equity and Inclusion to engage the community in healthy cultural dialogue and to sustain our commitment by faculty, students, and alumni who engage in culturally sustaining, equity-driven, and justice-focused pedagogical practices in order to improve learning opportunities for all.

Juneteenth Mission: To foster cross cultural understanding of Black heritage through community engagement using the annual Juneteenth celebration to reach the Ventura County region. As well as to bring awareness of Juneteenth Celebration/Freedom Day origins, educate the community about the importance of Black history and heritage, while creating a platform for arts, entertainment and leadership, with opportunities for health initiatives in the Ventura County area. CAC Purpose: Community Advocacy Coalition of Ventura County (CAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social justice advocacy organization. We exist to be a positive change agent with a primary purpose to unify the community, organizations, and individuals for the common good of the African Americans and African descended residents on the Central Coast. The work of our committees educates, engages, and empowers community stakeholders as stewards in affirmative efforts for their own self interests.

https://www.juneteenthoxnard.org/
https://the-cac.org/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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