Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Maryville College
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Adrienne Schwarte
Associate Professor of Design, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor
Fine Arts & Sustainability Studies
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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:

Maryville College's current Strategic Plan "Bicentennial Plan and Beyond" lists the following statement in its section on Partnerships:

Maryville College will be a vibrant sustainable institution, joining the liberal arts with professional development.

Maryville College’s mutually supportive and enduring partnerships will provide a strong foundation for Institutional sustainability, community and global outreach and academic and professional development

The Maryville College Strategic Partnerships Group (SPG) develops partnerships with local, regional, national and global stakeholders. The SPG is guided by standards imbedded within the AccountAbility AA1000SES framework.

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

Maryville College, working with its LGBTQ community, provides outreach to local and TN State gender-neutral organizations.
Maryville College manages the New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW) helping low-income Appalachian women with training and networking opportunities that foster leadership/entrepreneurial opportunities.

List of identified community stakeholders:

The College has many community stakeholders including: city and county schools (both public and private), local health agencies (e.g., UT, Blount Memorial), numerous non-profit agencies (e.g., Second Harvest Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club), governmental agencies (e.g., City Planning office), and businesses (e.g., Denso, Clayton Manufacturing).

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

2013 Membership on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, as complied by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). MC has been a frequently listed college on this honor roll.

A 2015 study reveals that Maryville College annually provides $113 million to the local/area economy.

MC students and the MC community provide over 46,500 yearly of community service and volunteerism.

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

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