Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.99
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Carnegie Mellon University
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Janice Held
CDFD Principal Project Manager
Campus Design and Facility Management
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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:

Carnegie Mellon University has established community stakeholder engagement through a various departments on campus. The Office of Student Affairs handles student and student organization interactions with the local community, and example being a community garden that is used by both students and neighbors. The Office of Government Relations works the various colleges to connect with the city, state , and federal government to assist with research projects such as the Heinz Schools Traffic 21, a program which addresses transportation issues in Pittsburgh. Campus Design and Facility Development regularly engages neighbors, community groups, local task forces, neighboring institutions, city council, local foundations and business districts on various topics ranging from working with the local community on our University Master Plan to establish bike routes through the surrounding business districts.

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

Campus Design and Facility Development (CDFD) works with the local council members, neighborhood organizations and business districts on a regular basis through attending and presenting at the organizations regular meetings, holding town hall meetings, and scheduling specific working sessions with various working groups to discuss issues. In the development of the 2010 master plan, CDFD met with over 80 associations and neighborhood groups who all contributed to the development of the master plan.

List of identified community stakeholders:

Pittsburgh City Council,Department of City Planning ,Bellefield Area Citizens Association, Oakland Community Council , Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition , Craig Street Merchants
Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh Park Conservancy, Carnegie Museums and Library, University of Pittsburgh, Shadyside Action Coalition, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Board of Education, Penn Dot, and local neighbors

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

The development of the 2010 Master Plan establish the procedure and community connections that CDFD employs on a regular basis to work with the community as the University continues to develop and expand. The successful completion led to the development of the Simonds Principles, which establish guiding principles for new construction and growth for the campus. The established working partnership has been fundamental in the development of current expansion of the CMU campus, The Big 4: $400M of new construction projects and major renovations.

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

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