Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.47
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
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San Jose State University
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michael Fallon
Center for Community Learning and Leadership
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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:

There are policies and procedures within individual units and programs to ensure community stakeholder engagement. As a metropolitan university in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU’s Strategic Planning, Campus Planning Board, WASC Accreditation, Institutional Review Board; Transit-Traffic-Parking Board all have community representation; as well as Presidential-Academic Dean/Administrator Search Committees. Many departments have advisory boards that include community stakeholders.

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

Entities such as University Advancement, Tower Foundation, President’s Office, Research Institute identify and engage stakeholders relative to their missions. The AVP for Strategic Communications & Public Affairs, and the Director for Campus and Community Relations help identify and coordinate engagement of stakeholders, the latter being focused on vulnerable or underrepresented groups particularly African American and Latin@ organizations/populations.

List of identified community stakeholders:

City of San Jose Mayor’s Office, CSU AAPI Executive Committee, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, SJSU Alumni Association, CommUniverCity-San Jose, Job and Educational Development Initiative (JEDI), Chican@/Latin@ Student Success Task Force, African American Student Success Task Force, SJSU President’s Commission on Diversity, Univision Es El Momento Community Advisory Board, United Way Silicon Valley Advocacy Committee, Latina Coalition Silicon Valley (LCSV) Board, and Sabor del Valle (SDV) Board.

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

CommUniverCity-San Jose, a coalition of the downtown-eastside neighborhoods and community organizations & the University & the City of San Jose may have the most pronounced outcomes and most related to pillars of sustainability. CUC-SJ has contributed significantly to creating community gardens, developing Nature Trails, and planning an East Santa Clara Urban Village. The Jay Pinson STEM Education Center established a Youth/CyberGirlz STEM Network with technology corporation stakeholders. The Career Center has built extensive professional relationships with a variety of nonprofit, public and private organizations for internships, professional pursuits, and career employment.

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

 The SJSU Career Center deploys WorkAbility IV, a service contract in with the

state Department of Rehabilitation that focuses on the employment of students

with disabilities and job development.

 The SJSU Career Center hosts quarterly meetings as part of its Job and Education

Development Initiative (JEDI) to engage community leaders from education,

nonprofit, and government sectors to share best practices in services related to

education, workforce, and economic development. The JEDI consists of 100+

management and executive level representatives throughout the Greater Silicon


 The SJSU Career Center hosts a service called Drop-in Interviews that is open to

SJSU students, alumni, and the general public. Drop-in Interviews provides 15

minute interviews to job seekers.

 The SJSU Career Center serves on advisory boards and committees for various

workforce and economic development related community organizations and

government departments.

List of identified community stakeholders

Include at minimum, educational organizations, government bodies, private sector organizations,

trade unions, and stakeholders from civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs, underrepresented and

vulnerable populations).

 AnewAmerica

 Bay Area Coalition for

Employment Development


 Braven

 Business Owner Space (BOS)

 Business on the Edge/ KDOW

1220 AM

 California Forward

 Downtown Streets Team

 Enabledware

 ExpandAbility

 Fashion Your Mind Organization

 Foothill DeAnza College

 GoVoluntr

 Internal Revenue Services (IRS)

 InternBound


 JobCorps

 Kaiser Permanente

 Kids in Common

 Milpitas Union School Dist,

WorkAbility I

 Momentum for Mental Health

 NBC Universal/Telemundo


 Office of Assembly member Paul


 Office of Assemblymember Evan


 Project HIRED

 Sacred Heart

 San Jose Conservation

Corps/Charter School

 San Jose Public Libraries

 San Jose Public Library


 San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber

of Commerce

 Santa Clara County Office of


 Silicon Valley Business Journal

 Silicon Valley Career Technical


 Silicon Valley Education


 Silicon Valley Leadership Group

 Silicon Valley Talent Partnership

 SJB Child Development Centers

 SJSU Advancement

 SJSU Alumni Association

 SJSU Associated Students

A brief description of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes from the

previous three years

The SJSU Career Center has partnered with the California Department of Rehabilitation

to assist job seekers with disabilities in preparing to enter the workforce. Individuals with

disabilities experience higher than normal unemployment rates and are often

underemployed. The SJSU WAIV program has placed students into internships and jobs

with organizations like Ernst and Young and NASA.

The website URL where information about the institution's community stakeholder

engagement framework and activities is available

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