Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.51
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.77 / 5.00 Jennifer Boehm
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Office of Community Engagement
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

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

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

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :

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

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):

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

In the Fall of 2018, Indiana University approved a staff volunteer service leave policy: http://webtest.iu.edu/~uhrs/relations/volunteer-leave.html

In AY19, IUPUI sponsored a Habitat for Humanity house build which involved 280 staff, students and faculty from 22 schools, units and organizations over 24 build days. IUPUI also hosted a Day of Service targeted at staff participation on April 5, 2019. One hundred and fifty-five people participated, of whom 70% were staff. The projects completed on that day were identified by community members as their priorities and included park clean ups, tilling of garden beds and installation of benches in a fruit tree garden.

Additional documentation to support the submission:


Student Number = Fall 2017 Undergraduates
IUPUI Admission-Based Scholars are encouraged to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours* per academic year. Acceptable hours are preferably completed to IUPUI and/or its surrounding community (within 10 miles of campus).

Additionally, some other IUPUI Scholars are required to engage in community service to retain their award.

IUPUI Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success: Communicator; Problem Solver; Innovator; Community Collaborator

The IUPUI student is an active and valued contributor on the campus and in communities locally and globally. They are personally responsible, self-aware, civically engaged, and they look outward to understand the needs of the society and their environment. They are socially responsible, ethically oriented, and actively engaged in the work of building strong and inclusive communities, both local and global. The community contributor:

Builds community
Respectfully engages own and other cultures
Behaves ethically
Anticipates consequences

Student Transcripts: Service learning courses have an "S" designation. Course designations are determined by the faculty and upon completion of the course, faculty indicate which students completed the community service portion of the course at the same time they are entering grades. The notation is then included on the student's transcript.
In AY19, IUPUI launched the Experiential and Applied Learning Record which enables students to document co-curricular learning that occurs through approved university experiences.
Included URLs:
RISE - https://rise.iupui.edu/
The Record (co-curricular transcript): https://academicaffairs.iupui.edu/Strategic-Initiatives/EALR/index.html

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