Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.39
Liaison Lynn Stoddard
Submission Date Dec. 31, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Eastern Connecticut State University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.70 / 5.00 Daniel Simpson
Environmental Intern
Institute for Sustainable Energy
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
5,282

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
1,919

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
36.33

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:
32,035

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
6.06

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)? (Incentives may include voluntary leave, compensatory time, or other forms of positive recognition):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” -The Carnegie Foundation

Eastern faculty offer courses that incorporate projects into the curriculum that are mutually beneficial to students and the community. Students in a wide variety of disciplines gain practical experience and provide valuable services to the local community. http://www1.easternct.edu/cce/service-learning-resources/

http://www1.easternct.edu/cce/news-awards/
December 2014: Obama Administration Recognizes Eastern for Community Service Work
March 2013: Eastern on President Obama’s Community Service Honor Roll
March 2012: Eastern Honored for Community Service
March 2010: Eastern Makes President’s Honor Roll
February 2009: Eastern Named to Presidential Honor Roll


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information for this credit was collected utilizing Eastern's Service Learning Webpage and data provided by Kimberly A. Silcox Director of the Center for Community Engagement.

The Center for Community Engagement maintains partnerships with a wide range of non-profit organizations, schools, and government offices in the greater Windham area. The CCE provides volunteers at more than 72 program times each week with 26 different entities during the academic year. We also provide volunteers for nearly 100 one-time events for community partners such as community events, fundraising events, school programs, and more. The CCE has sustained these partnerships for nearly ten years and many have become fully integrated into the community.
Examples include Day of Caring in the fall and Town Pride, Town Wide in the spring provide a large number of volunteers for community clean ups, including raking, picking up trash, gardening, etc. We work with a large number of partners on these projects.
We work very collaboratively with the local Chamber of Commerce to promote and support local businesses through development of community-based internships, volunteer activities and promotion of events. The CCE supports service-learning courses that provide students with opportunities to engage with local for-profit and non-profit businesses to gain skills and experiences for future employment.

http://www.easternct.edu/cce/
http://www.easternct.edu/cce/elderly-and-special-populations/

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