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Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jessica Davis
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has strengthened its commitment to faculty, staff, students and the Indianapolis community through the creation of a comprehensive Office of Community Engagement.

The new office, which builds on IUPUI’s international reputation for engagement, coordinates meaningful connections between internal campus resources—faculty, staff and students—and external partners such as businesses, nonprofits, schools, health care providers and neighborhood organizations.

Through the integration of the Office of External Affairs, the Community Learning Network, the Center for Service and Learning and the Solution Center, the Office of Community Engagement will be charged with identifying engagement focus areas that address high priority, community-identified needs.

Campus Leadership is led by Chancellor Nasser Paydar and his administration includes the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the IUPUI deans, and the IUPUI Board of Advisors. These groups work with the chancellor to fulfill IUPUI’s mission of advancing Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.

The IUPUI Board of Advisors is composed of government, business, and civic leaders from the Indianapolis area who are appointed by the IU Board of Trustees.

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

One of IUPUI’s greatest strengths is our commitment to community engagement. Civic engagement is a key element of our mission, and through the dedicated work of students, faculty, and staff, IUPUI has gained national recognition and numerous awards for our commitment and our accomplishments. As we launch the strategic planning initiative, we have a prime opportunity to build on our accomplishments and develop strategies to enhance and expand IUPUI’s engagement with the community.

The work of the IUPUI Task Force on Community Engagement builds on IUPUI’s self-study for the Higher Learning Commission, align with Indiana University’s Principles of Excellence, and inform IUPUI’s new strategic plan. The group takes a broad view of community engagement at IUPUI, reviews our activities, and recommends policies, strategies, priorities, procedures, and structures that can enhance the effectiveness and extent of community engagement at IUPUI. Civic and community engagement is diffuse at IUPUI, involving multiple centers, school, and faculty initiatives. Consistent with its focus, the Task Force could considers engaging members of the community as it completes its work. The Task Force is especially encouraged to consider the following questions:
- How is community engagement organized at IUPUI, and what organizational structures would enable us to enhance and expand community engagement?
- How does our campus identify community issues and respond to pressing needs?
- Are there community needs we are equipped to address that we are missing?
- How are we evaluating our activities and assessing our impact?
- How are we communicating with the community our willingness to engage and the mutual benefits of engagement?
- Are there ways we can be more effective?

Community Engagement Task Force Membership:
John Krauss, Chair
Chad Ahren
Trudy Banta
Teresa Bennett
David Bodenhamer
Jennifer Boehm
Jerry Conover
Christine Fitzpatrick
David Gard
Jay Gladden
Julie Hatcher
Stephen Hundley
Kate Julius
Andy Klein
Liz Kryder-Reid
Terry Loghmani
Khaula Murtadha
Pat Rogan
David Russomanno
Maggie Stevens
Amy Warner
Karen Yoder

More information: https://strategicplan.iupui.edu/Strategic-Initiatives/Deepen-our-Commitment-to-Community-Engagement

List of identified community stakeholders:

The IUPUI Board of Advisors is composed of government, business, and civic leaders from the Indianapolis area who are appointed by the IU Board of Trustees: https://chancellor.iupui.edu/campus-leadership/advisors/

Philip N. Eskew Jr., Chair and IU Trustee
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IU School of Medicine

Brian Payne, Vice Chair
President and CEO, Central Indiana Community Foundation and The Indianapolis Foundation

Sergio Aguilera
Retired, Mexican Foreign Service

Alfonso Alanís
Chairman and CEO, Anaclim, LLC

Hon. Sarah Evans Barker
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Michael R. Berghoff, Purdue University Trustee
Founder and President, Lenex Steel Corporation

Alpha C. Blackburn
President and CEO, Blackburn Architects, Inc.

Peggy Boehm
CFO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

Hon. James Brainard
Mayor of Carmel, Indiana

Gerry Dick
President and Managing Editor, Grow INdiana Media Ventures, LLC

Daniel F. Evans Jr.
President and CEO, IU Health

Charles J. Garcia, At-Large Member
CEO, Garcia Construction Group, Inc.

Marianne Glick
President and Owner, GlickArt, Inc.

Harry Gonso
Partner, Ice Miller LLP

John Griffin
Executive Director, Central Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council

V. William Hunt
Chairman, Hunt Capital Partners, LLC

David L. Johnson
President and CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

Lacy M. Johnson
Partner, Ice Miller LLP

Melina Maniatis Kennedy
Director, Executive Communications, Cummins Inc.

Thomas A. King
President and CEO, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Michael F. Klipsch, Purdue University Trustee
President of Business Development and Chief Counsel, Klipsch Group, Inc.

Carey B. Lykins
President and CEO, Citizens Energy Group

J. Timothy McGinley
Principal, House Investments

Robert H. McKinney
Retired, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Mark D. Miles
CEO, Hulman & Company

Hon. Justin Moed
Indiana State Representative, District 97

D. William Moreau Jr.
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

John T. Neighbours
Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Sandy E. Sasso
Rabbi, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck

Joseph A. Slash
President and CEO, Indianapolis Urban League

Hon. Vanessa Summers
Indiana State Representative, District 99

Ralph Taylor
Consultant and Broadcaster, Purdue Sports Properties

Hon. Brent Waltz
Indiana State Senator, District 36

Charlotte F. Westerhaus-Renfrow
Senior Lecturer, IU Kelley School of Business

Hon. R. Michael Young
Indiana State Senator, District 35

The board derives its authority and its responsibility from the State Code of Indiana. Link to pertinent sections of the code as it applies to Indiana University: http://trustees.iu.edu/about/indiana-state-code.shtml
For full list of trustees: http://trustees.iu.edu/trustees/meet-trustees/index.shtml

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

IUPUI's Strategic Plan was developed in conjunction with over 50 campus and community partners from across Indianapolis.

Visualization of process: http://bit.ly/2gvzXR5
Visualization of strategic planning structure: https://strategicplan.iupui.edu/About/Committees

Process timeline:
Fall 2012
- Executive Vice Chancellor Paydar charged by Chancellor Bantz with leading a new strategic planning process
- Representative Executive, Steering, and Planning Committees formed to guide the process
- Web site developed as venue for communication, interaction, transparency, and ongoing updates (http://strategicplan.iupui.edu/)
- 50+ on- and off-campus stakeholder groups consulted on IUPUI’s future directions
- Environmental scan of IUPUI peer institutions’ strategic plans conducted to analyze sources of distinction/differentiation
- Ten strategic initiatives identified; twelve task forces formed; 250+ individuals across campus involved

Spring 2013
- Task force meetings convened to identify and craft recommendations
- Draft recommendations from task forces received and released to campus
- Three town hall meetings held to garner additional input and guide synthesis and refinement of the draft plan
- Updated draft of strategic plan released for review and feedback.
- Recommendations, related initiatives, emerging performance indicators, and IU Principles of Excellence aligned in tabular format

Summer 2013
- Discussions of strategic plan held with deans, vice chancellors, and other administrators
- Sub-groups worked on: (1) Integration; and (2) Performance Indicators/Annual Reporting Framework
- Deans’ Retreat in August focused on change management and strategic plan next steps
- Revised strategic plan draft developed to incorporate additional stakeholder input and edits for clarity and consistency

Fall 2013
- Task forces re-engage with, review, and validate recommendations
- Further discussions held to gather input from student, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders
- Strategic plan released to IUPUI community at Chancellor’s State of the Campus address (November 5, 2013)

- Plan released to wider public at Chancellor’s Report to the Community (February 2014)
- 2013-2014 IUPUI Performance Report reorganized to align with the ten strategic initiatives
- Ongoing implementation, review, and improvement of Our Commitment to Indiana and Beyond: IUPUI Strategic Plan
- Progress to date can be viewed here: https://strategicplan.iupui.edu/MeasuringSuccess/Campus-Annual-Reports/2016

For a comprehensive list of IUPUI's community stakeholder engagement projects and outcomes, refer to this document: http://bit.ly/2gvB43s

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