Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 2, 2016
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Miami University
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Suzanne Zazycki
Associate Director
Institute for the Environment and 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:

Miami's 2020 plan has established the following foundational goal, objective and metric:
Foundation Goal 3:
“Cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships and applied and service oriented projects that strengthen our local, state, national and world communities.”
Objective 4: Advance Ohio’s economic development and prosperity by providing talent and expertise
that helps shape policy and improves quality of life.
Metric 30: By 2020, 10% of the Miami University community will be engaged in providing expertise and
advancing the success of public and private entities."

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

Miami's Office of Community Engagement and Service (OCES) is dedicated to helping students make the most of their college experience by coordinating opportunities for students to engage and serve in the communities surrounding Miami University through service learning, community volunteer opportunities and advocacy and activism. Opportunities exist to assist vulnerable or underrepresented groups including working with Oxford Community Choice Pantry, the Family Resource Center, and homelessness awareness organization in Cincinnati.

Students and Miami staff serve on the City of Oxford Student / Community Relations Commission (SCRC) which identifies and explores all matters that the Commission determines are related to student/community relations, and serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council.

List of identified community stakeholders:

City of Oxford Student/Community Relations Commission
Oxford City Council
City of Oxford Environmental Commission
City of Oxford Planning Commission
Oxford Community Choice Pantry
Family Resource Center

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

Miami faculty, staff and students worked with collaboratively with the City of Oxford to develop a Safe Routes to School and Bike/Pedestrian Pathways program. Bike lanes were added on a main street progressing through campus into the City of Oxford.

ShareFest - a program designed to repurpose unwanted items when students move out at the end of the semester - has increased the number of people serviced from 67 pickups in 2005 to 279 pickups in 2015.

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

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