Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date March 17, 2015
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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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 Faculty Senate has a
Committee on Public Engagement and Institutional Advancement
Public engagement is the application for the public good of the knowledge and expertise of a faculty or staff member to issues of societal importance. Typically, this activity is done in collaboration with others inside and outside the university. The activity may enrich research and teaching as well as lead to new directions within the university.

The Committee shall:
Identify and consider programs, needs, concerns and interests of the faculty, staff and students pertaining to public engagement and recommend desirable changes in campus policy,

Examine trends in public engagement here and in higher education generally, and recommend appropriate changes in campus policy and ways to facilitate best practices with external constituencies,

Advise the Senate on matters of public engagement as appropriate including relevant matters brought forward by the Senate membership, faculty, staff and students, and the administration,

Serve in a broad advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement and Institutional Relations.

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

The Campus Community Interface Initiatives office (CCII) serves as a resource and point of contact bringing together the civic interest of University of Illinois faculty staff and students with the various community organizations and agencies interested helping to foster a high quality of life for underrepresented individuals and groups via programs focused on education, health and wellness, and the arts. The office also works on fostering positive relationships between the students and the Champaign-Urbana community.

The office seeks to address this purpose in two ways. First, we make it easier for the target populations to connect with the campus units currently engaged in community outreach initiatives in education, the arts, and wellness by developing and sharing an inventory of these initiatives with the community. Secondly, we plan to organize activities designed to enhance the visibility of campus outreach initiatives.

CCII works closely with The Center for Education in Small Urban Communities, The Family Resiliency Center, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Office of Volunteer Programs, and the I-Help program of the Student Alumni Association. We also work with the human relations officers of both Champaign and Urbana as well as the leadership of local community organizations working on behalf of the underserved populations.

List of identified community stakeholders:

The Champaign and Urbana school districts.
The city officials and their staff.
Public Health departments, Parks and recreation.
Faith based organizations
Hospitals, food banks, United Way.

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

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

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