Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Kalen Pilkington
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

MacEwan University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.83 / 5.00 Catherine Davis-Herbert
Director, Student Life
Vice President Student Services Office
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
19,350

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
5,373

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
27.77

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:
821,792.25

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
42.47

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

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:

Unpaid leave with the guarantee of re-employment have been granted to to staff members in the past. This is generally subject to supervising bodies within each department.

According to the Collective Agreement by the MacEwan Staff Association (pg. 50) leave of absence without pay for up to two months may be granted, provided the Employee requests such leave at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the leave. Personal Leave may be granted to staff members for up to thirty-five (35) hours per calendar year (pg. 47f.)

Faculty members may apply for sabbatical leave, which fulfills at least one or more of the following purposes: Research, scholarship, or artistic creation; a course of study related to teaching or professional practice; or work in pursuit of a graduate credential. (stated in the Collective Agreement (pg 59 ff.) by the MacEwan Faculty Association)

Furthemore, the Provost may grant leaves of absence without pay to Tenure-Track or Tenured Members as is considered appropriate in the circumstances (pg. 57).


Additional documentation to support the submission:

Students can engage in community service through different programs.
The numbers reported above include:
Co-curricular records: 180 students/about 5,000 hours
MacEwan Ambassadors: 51 Students/ 3,151.25hours
Community Services through the Golden Key International Honour Society: 23 students/276 hours
Work-Integrated-Learning Placements with community partners: 5119 students/813,365hours

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.