Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.61
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Newark
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Virginia Cope
Associate Dean/Associate Professor
English
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Kids Tech and Explore College

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Kids Tech University is a program that brings students aged 9-12 to college campuses to get hands-on experience in STEM fields. KTU aims to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and math and introduce students and their parents to campus life. Students spend three or four Saturdays attending interactive lectures designed around a “why” question and investigating the topic in hands-on activities directed by university faculty. The goal of KTU is to familiarize students and parents with post-secondary education institutions and to create a skilled workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions. In Licking County, KTU is hosted by The Works museum, The Ohio State University at Newark, and Denison University.

This year (January – April 2016) professors will help students explore how to support bees that help get food to your table, how Google works, what your brain does, and how a flat screen can make you feel like you are in a 3-D environment.

While kids participate in Kids Tech activities, their parents are invited to participate in Explore College, a series of college planning workshops designed for Licking County families whose children will be the first to enter college. Presenters from The Ohio State University at Newark, Central Ohio Technical College, and Denison University will lead sessions on topics including College and Career Readiness, Financial Aid, and Admissions and provide other essential information.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
CAN DO ACCESS

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

In 2009, five local organizations joined together to form the CAN DO ACCESS partnership. The goal is to strengthen the educational aspirations and achievements of young people in our community. Central Ohio Technical College, A CALL TO COLLEGE, Newark City Schools, Denison University, and The Ohio State University at Newark are jointly tackling the problems of low high school graduation, college attendance, and bachelors degree attainment rates in the Newark community. Early college awareness programs are key to overcoming personal and cultural barriers to educational achievement.

http://newark.osu.edu/initiatives/engagement/community-partners.html


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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