Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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University of California, Santa Cruz
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elida Erickson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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:

The community relations office is charged with reaching out to all campus constituents including those off campus. The CRO has 2.5 FTE that work on specifically on community engagement and public affairs.

Although a formal plan is not developed, a thoughtful, strategic approach is used by the government and community relations office and University Relations.

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

Engagement varies throughout campus. Some programs work with school age children through the Life Lab, others partner with neighborhood associations (often through the Good Neighbors Program).

List of identified community stakeholders:

Groups vary based on the issues. Examples include Chamber of Commerce, Community Neighborhood Associations, education and school outreach (k-12) including underrepresented areas/communities along the hwy 101 corridor in south Monterey County..

UC Santa Cruz Ex Officio seat on Santa Cruz Metro Transit District, as well as on Fort Ord Reuse Authority (land use planning for former Fort Ord), the Chancellor is on the board of the Silicon Valley Leadership Community Group, Vice Chancellor is on Second Harvest Food Bank Board and United Way.

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

Outcomes from the long range development plan and resulting settlement agreement resulted in decreased vehicle trips to campus, and decrease in water use.

The Green Wharf partnership won a state governor's award and has resulted in increased awareness and engagement with sustainability and the City's wharf.

In 2014, the UCSC Fire Department joined forces with the City Fire Department - a move that was beneficial for the community and the campus.

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