Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.98
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Saint Mary's College of California
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jane Camarillo
Vice Provost for Student Life
Student Life
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Has the institution adopted a framework for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy and operations?:
Yes

A brief description of the policies and procedures that ensure community stakeholder engagement is applied systematically and regularly across the institution’s activities:

The College has a community advisory board consisting of representatives of four community agencies to help guide the community engagement component of the core curriculum. This group meets at least twice a year to help shape policy and procedures. The College has implemented memos of understanding (MOUs) at the request and advice of our community advisory board that articulate the nature of all collaborative educational partnerships to ensure parity.


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

The College has an extensive database that is coordinated and updated each semester. Agencies that serve the poor and marginalized populations are at the heart of the College’s mission and community outreach. All school partners are Title I schools. MOUs include a narrative to identify, describe, and articulate the needs and/or risks associated with vulnerable populations served by the agencies.


List of identified community stakeholders:

The list of community stakeholders can be found at the following link:

http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/catholic-institute-for-lasallian-social-action/community-partners/current-partners


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

SMC students and faculty provide an array of direct service that meets the needs of community partners. Additionally, specific outcomes of various community engagement/service-learning courses include providing marketing plans, cost/benefit analysis, collection/analysis of quantitative survey data used by agencies in program planning/evaluation, policy analysis/briefs, tangible products such as creating websites, IPhone apps, curricula, training materials and videos, water and soil chemical analysis for community/school gardens, after-school programs, nutrition programs, tax form completion assistance to clients served by agencies.


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

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