Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 2, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Miami University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.76 / 5.00 Susan Meikle
University News writer and editor
University Communications
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Number of students engaged in community service:

Total number of students :

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:

Miami encourages faculty and departments to designate certain courses as "Service Learning," which receive an SL designation if certain criteria are met. According to a University Senate resolution passed on February 29, 2009, Department Chairs and Deans will acknowledge the SL Designation as added value when reviewing credentials for promotion, tenure, and annual reviews. The SL Designation will appear on student transcripts and on faculty annual reports for approved courses.

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:

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

Employees are encouraged to join students for several community service initiatives coordinated and sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and Service. Some examples are Service Saturdays - Service Saturdays take place one Saturday a month during the academic year and provide opportunities for large groups of volunteers to give back to the local community surrounding Miami University - Oxford.Volunteer opportunities provided through Service Saturdays are easy-access, one-time projects geared towards bringing students, faculty and staff together for service.

And Miami's chapter of Habitat for Humanity includes staff members who join the group on both weekend and week-long trips; Miami's new winter term allows other employees to take time off to travel for service related work

And opportunities for employees to volunteer for the annual ShareFest Oxford are promoted by various organizations on campus:

The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:

Miami has a national reputation for student involvement in community service and has been honored with national awards for service including:

Miami was one of 361 universities to receive the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement in 2015.
Miami has been named to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year since 2007.
In 2012, Miami was recognized as one of only five recipients of The Presidential Award (Special Focus: Early Childhood Education).
In 2013, Miami was named to the Honor Roll with Distinction.

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