|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2016|
San Jose State University
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement
|2.00 / 2.00||
Center for Community Learning and Leadership
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:
SK: NEED TO GO THROUGH THIS AND MAKE SURE CAREER CENTER INFO IS INCORPORATED.
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
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
Bay Area Coalition for
Business Owner Space (BOS)
Business on the Edge/ KDOW
Downtown Streets Team
Fashion Your Mind Organization
Foothill DeAnza College
Internal Revenue Services (IRS)
Kids in Common
Milpitas Union School Dist,
Momentum for Mental Health
Office of Assembly member Paul
Office of Assemblymember Evan
San Jose Conservation
San Jose Public Libraries
San Jose Public Library
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber
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 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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