Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.18
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
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California State University, Sacramento
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dr. B. Dana Kivel
Community Engagement Center
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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:

We have multiple avenues for external stakeholders to provide feedback about our role and impact within the community, allowing for feedback regarding ongoing governance, strategy and operations. One way is through our campus Sustainability Committee. The sustainability committee is a presidential appointed committee that makes recommendations regarding sustainability matters to the president and cabinet members. The committee charge includes at least one community representative at all times, allowing for regular input from outside of the campus.
Below is a copy of the current sustainability charge:

Campus Sustainability Steering Committee Charge
Sacramento State has established the University Sustainability Committee to strengthen its sustainability efforts in alignment with the goals of the CSU Sustainability Policy, CSU Executive Order 987 and California Assembly Bill 32.
The Committee is charged with responsibility for assessing current sustainability practices for incorporation of best technology; recommending new methods/techniques for incorporating sustainability into operational activities and facilities design; partnering with the community we serve; and identifying and tracking critical performance indicators to keep sustainability practices and strategies on course. The Committee concentration includes the following Areas of Focus for sustainable practices: Academics; Dining Services; Energy; Environmental Health & Safety; Landscape; Planning, New Construction, Renewal; Procurement; Recycle/Waste Management; Transportation; Water Conservation.
Committee membership is reflective of the Areas of Focus and includes representatives from the following organizations:
1 - Executive Director, Housing and Residential Life (or designee)
1 - Manager of Grounds & Landscaping (or designee)
1 - Community Representative

1 - Director of Environmental Health & Safety (or designee)
1 - Director of Procurement and Contract Services (or designee)
1 - Director of Dining Services (or designee)
2 - Faculty Representatives – recommended by Faculty Senate
2 - Student Representatives – recommended by Associated Students Incorporated
1 - University Staff Assembly – recommended by the University Staff Assembly
1 - Senior Director of University Transportation and Parking Services (or designee)
1 - Director of Planning, Design & Construction (or designee)
1 - Executive Director, Union & WELL, Inc. (or designee)
1 - Director, Property Services, University Enterprises, Inc. (or designee)
1 - Manager Engineering Services, Central Plant (or designee)
1 - Vice President for Public Affairs (or designee)
1 - Director of STORC, (ex-officio, indefinite term)
1 - Executive Director of iWEST – recommended by Provost, Co-Chair
1 - Manager of Sustainability (ex-officio, indefinite term), Co-Chair
1 - Sustainability & Plant Operations Director (ex-officio, indefinite term)
1 - Energy Conservation Coordinator (ex-officio, indefinite term)
1 - Recycling Coordinator (ex-officio, indefinite term)
1 - Sustainability & Operations Analyst (ex-officio, indefinite term)
Organizations nominate committee members from among their constituencies, but the University President makes formal member appointments.

Approved by President Nelsen on 12/23/15

Additionally, Sacramento State’s message, strategic plan, strategic goals, and master plan provide avenues for external stakeholders to provide feedback about our role and impact within the community.

Sacramento State’s Master Plan:

During Sac State’s Master Plan process, the Master Plan team worked with the University’s Master Plan Task Force to develop a vision and seven planning principles to guide the development of the Master Plan. The planning process included numerous opportunities for campus and community participation, including three campus Forums (each Forum consisting of two or three separate meetings) that were organized to both present and listen to ideas and gather feedback about preliminary planning proposals.

The University’s Master Plan Task Force was comprised of 28 members including faculty, staff, students, civic and elected leaders, as well as representatives of partner local government agencies. The task force members conducted countless meetings with local community and campus stakeholders in its development process.

Sacramento State’s Strategic Plan:

Community and stakeholder engagement is integral to Sac State’s operations and success and is integrated through two way communication for the campus at every level.

In 2013, students, faculty and staff began creating a new Strategic Plan for Sacramento State. The process included months of research and discussions with representatives from all areas of the campus and external community organizations including neighbors, community organizations, and representatives from the business and local government community.

The result is a new Strategic Plan that reflects the needs, ideas and ambitions of our entire community. It sets goals and measures for achievement, and frames the work to be done to ensure a successful Sacramento State.

A Message from President Robert Nelsen:

At Sacramento State, we are committed to growing as a community and institution that influences and shapes public policy to advance and improve this region and the lives of all who live here. From our students' work at the Capitol, to research and community partnerships involving our excellent faculty and staff, to an administration dedicated to propelling the University into a new era, Sacramento State is the place to be for a future in politics.

Sacramento State’s Strategic Goals:

•Enhance student learning and success
•Foster innovative teaching, scholarship, and research
•Commit to engaging the community by building enduring partnerships that strengthen and enrich the region
•Engage students in a comprehensive university experience
•Excel as a place to learn, work, live, and visit
•Promote a strong University identity

+ Date Revised: June 3, 2016

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

We have Service Learning Agreements executed through Procurement and Contracts with more than 130 community partners, many of whom work with underserved and under-represented populations.

List of identified community stakeholders:

(as of June 2015)
On-Campus Organizations
Associated Students, Inc.
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Health and Human Services
Bristol Hospice Sacramento, LLC
Crossfit Analog
Chateau at River’s Edge
Disabled Sports USA Far West
Elder Options Inc.
La Familia Counseling Center, Inc.
Mercy Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center
Milieu Center
Nat’l Council on Alcoholic and Drug Depend.
NorCal Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Sun Oak Blue Harbor Senior Living Center
Sutter Children’s Center
Sutter Senior Care PACE
City of Sacramento
Access Leisure
E.M. Hart Senior Center
Parks & Recreation Department,
Neighborhood Services Division
City of West Sacramento
Parks and Recreation
County of Sacramento
Therapeutic Recreation Services
Recreation and Park Districts
Arden Park, Cordova
Fair Oaks, Fulton-El Camino
Mission Oaks, Roseville
Non-profit Organizations
A Touch of Understanding
Arts and Business Council of Sacramento
Asian Resources, Inc.
Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento
California Conservation Corps
California Indian Consortium
California Protective Parents Association
Capitol Area Indian Resources, Inc.
Community Pride Project Inc.
Crimes Against Sexual Harm (CASH)
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
The Folsom Cordova Partnership
Folsom Historical Society
Girl Scouts Heart of Central California
Goodwill Industries of Sac. Valley and No. NV, Inc.
The GreenHouse
Horses for Healing
Junior Blind of America
Lao Family Community Development
Maidu Museum and Historic Site
Mutual Housing California
My Sister’s House
New Helvetia Theater
Opening Doors Inc.
People Reaching Out
Placer Nature Center
Project R.I.D.E.
Reading Partners
Sacramento CASA
Sacramento Children’s Home
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
Sacramento Loaves and Fishes
Sheriffs Community Impact Program
Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture
St. Johns Shelter Program for Women
Stanford Youth Solutions
Strategies for Change
United Way California Capital Region
Wellspring Women’s Center
Yolo Family Service Agency
Professional Organizations
California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
School Districts
Davis Joint USD
Dixon USD
Elk Grove USD
Eureka USD
Folsom Cordova USD
Sacramento City USD
San Juan USD
Twin Rivers USD
Woodland Joint USD
Independent Schools
Language Academy of Sacramento
Shalom School ECE Program

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

Supported community partners Soil Born, Sacramento Food Bank, and Family Services and River City Foodbank during an MLK day of service where more than 5000 lbs. of citrus fruits were gleaned by hundreds of volunteers, including 35 from Sac State, and given to several food banks in the area.

In the past two years, approximately 100 Sac State students have participated in Paint the Town with NeighborWorks Sacramento to do landscaping, painting, fence building and minor home repair in an underrepresented community. In 2014 and 2015, Sac State
students painted the outside walls and trim of two homes. Students contributed 800 hours of service for this one-day event.

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