Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.82
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date March 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, Irvine
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
3.68 / 5.00 Richard Demerjian
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Office of Environmental Planning and Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
29,133

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
16,354

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
56.14

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:
3,264,299

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
112.05

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)? (Incentives may include voluntary leave, compensatory time, or other forms of positive recognition):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

UCI ENGAGE
UCI Engage was established to coordinate, amplify, and celebrate work being done through faculty-community collaborations. UCI Engage facilitates academically-based community partnerships that are collaborative, participatory, empowering, and transformative. See: http://engage.uci.edu/about/

UCI Engage incentivizes employees to participate in community service through forms of positive recognition. Employees who demonstrate outstanding community service and engagement are formally recognized at UCI Engage's annual showcase and awards ceremony, and a reception in their honor at the Celebration of Community Engagement. See: http://engage.uci.edu/celebration/#engage

The showcase recognizes employees and students in the following categories:

Employee Categories:
-- Outstanding Community-Engaged Teaching Faculty Award ($1,000 award)
-- Outstanding Community-Engaged Research Award ($1,000 award)
-- Excellence in Community Engagement Award (UCI staff/administrator)
-- Campus/Community Partnership Award (Campus Unit & Community Groups)

Student Categories:
-- Undergraduate Excellence in Service Award
-- Graduate Student Future of the Field Award
-- Campus Organization Excellence in Service Award
-- Engaged Alumnus Award (UCI Alum)

UC Engage emphasizes collaborations aimed at the following populations/focus areas:
-- Gender-based
-- Homeless/Home Insecure
-- Incarcerated and Re-entry
-- LGBTQ
-- Low Income
-- Military/Veterans
-- Persons with Disabilities
-- Racial, Cultural, and Ethnic Minorities
-- Refugees


Additional documentation to support the submission:

The number of students enrolled in Part 1 of this credit is listed as 29,133. This number accounts for all full-time and part-time undergraduate students. Consistent with AASHE's note above on headcounts, this number excludes continuing education students and graduate students. The number reported in IC-3 is listed as 33,461 - which accounts for ALL UCI undergraduate and graduate students.

UCI regularly administers the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES), a longitudinal online census of all undergraduate students in the UC system. It is conducted during the spring quarter of even numbered years, and hosted by the UC Office of the President. All undergraduate students who are at least 18 years old are invited to participate. An important part of this survey is measuring the number of undergraduate students that participate in community service and the number of community service hours per student. At the Center for Assessment and Applied Research, UCUES data is the primary source for providing campus leaders with insight into the undergraduate student experience. UCUES results are consistently incorporated into the academic program review process, providing a comprehensive assessment of academic engagement, student satisfaction with instruction and advising, perceptions of campus climate, time allocation, and post-graduation plans. The response for this credit was derived from data in the 2016 UCI Campus Report.

Additional student participation was established using data from the following programs for the 2015-2016 academic year for comparability to the above-referenced report.

Social Policy & Public Service Field Study
See: https://www.spps.socsci.uci.edu/faq.php

Social Science Academic Resource Center Internship
See: https://www.ssarc.socsci.uci.edu/ssarcinternship.php

Social Ecology Field Study Program
See: https://fieldstudy.soceco.uci.edu/pages/about

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.