Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.41
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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Denison University
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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:

Denison includes community stakeholders in nearly all of its planning processes from Campus Master Planning, to Strategic Planning, to the development of new courses, initiatives, and programs.

Denison participates in regularly scheduled joint communication meetings with the local school district, village officials, police, and fire.

Denison actively encourages faculty and staff to volunteer with local organizations, serve on leadership boards, and leverage Denison resources to better the community as a whole.

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

Denison continually looks for ways to identify and engage community stakeholders. Below are some examples of this work:

Denison's Alford Center for Service Learning exists to support and collaborate with students, faculty, and staff as they actively engage in service and interact with people in our local Licking County community and beyond, through our partnerships with community-based organizations and with local schools as we work together to address community needs and issues. The Alford Center develops and sustains opportunities and projects with community partners while also advancing student learning and development through intentional, reflective service. Our community partners enhance student learning about relevant social issues, and through service, students have opportunities to learn about and engage in community and civic affairs in meaningful and substantive ways.

List of identified community stakeholders:

Local School Districts (Public and Private)
Project Main St.
Flying Colors
United Way
Food Pantry Network
St. Vincent DePaul
Salvation Army
Newark Think Tank on Poverty
South Newark Civic Assocation
Ohio State Newark
COTC Newark
City of Newark
Village of Granville
City of Heath
Granville Township
Licking County Foundation
T.J. Evans Foundation
Granville Chamber of Commerce
Licking County Chamber of Commerce
Licking County Department of Health
YES Club
Licking County Libraries
Kendal at Granville
The Works
A Call to College
Multiple Faith Based Groups and Churches

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

The Alford Center held a workshop for local stakeholders to identify ways that Denison can better serve the community and organizations through service learning.

The Office of the President engaged many community stakeholder groups to identify ways that Denison can be a partner in economic growth and sustainable development.

Denison will be opening a community art space in Downtown Newark to help highlight the importance of art in community development. This project was the result of multiple years of planning and discussion with a number of community stakeholder groups.

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

Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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