Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Samuel Crowl
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Ohio University
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Donna Goss
Director of Engagement and Real Estate Manaement
VP for Finance and Administration
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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:

The Ohio University Center for Campus and Community Engagement (CCCE) serves as the central clearinghouse for meeting the community engagement needs for all students, faculty, and staff at Ohio University, as well as for community-based organizations locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Specifically, the CCCE provides the administrative and educational support services to students, faculty, and members of community-based organizations who wish to employ community-based engagement practices for the betterment of students and the community.

CCCE provides the community a much needed "one-stop" centralized access to university-wide opportunities for collaboration with faculty and students to build capacity and integrate innovative practices in their organizations.

Additionally, in an effort to ensure the integration of community stakeholder engagement in University's actives, the University employs a Director of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development. This individual has the following responsibilities:
• Develop community relations and long term investment strategies that support the image and involvement of the university in the Athens city, county and regional community
• Oversee all real estate/economic development planning, negotiations, acquisition, leasing and related transactions for the university
• Direct complex land development/redevelopment projects
• Direct and monitor all aspects of land use permitting including traffic, environmental, fiscal, all regulatory compliance, zoning and legal issues
• Budget, forecast and monitor accounts for the university capital plan
• Research and analyze community planning projects and develop key partnerships for investment in university campus projects as well as those impacting the local community tax base
• Handle related media contacts, community dispute mediation, and coordination of university, government and community project participants.

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

The Director of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development (complete job description is outlined in the previous point) represents the University on several community-based committees.

The Center for Campus and Community Engagement provides a central location for community organizations to connect with the university. They offer assistance and resources to community organizations who wish to connect with opportunities that the university can provide, such as:
• Working with faculty to design academic service learning projects around needs that have been identified for specific organizations and/or stakeholders
• Connecting with student service organizations
• Connecting with students interested in volunteering
• Receiving support on how to work with the OHIO community to meet shared goals for public good
• Becoming an OHIO community partner
• Co-educator workshops

List of identified community stakeholders:

The Center for Campus and Community Engagement:
Appalachian Rural Health Institute

The Director of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development represents the University on the following community-based committees:
Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Athens Uptown Business Association
Foundation of Appalachian Ohio
Ohio University City, County, Community Commission (OU4C)

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

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

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