Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.24
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Richmond
IN-50: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Community Partner-In-Residence

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
The Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at the University of Richmond (UR) hosts a Community Partner-in-Residence Fellowship (CPiR). The non-profit and public sector demands significant commitments making it difficult for these professionals to have the time and freedom necessary for in-depth research, reflection, and exploration on the major challenges their organizations face. To help address these challenges, the CPiR Fellowship provides space, time, and thought partnerships to fuel inquiry, encouraging the exploration of creative solutions and ideas that Richmond nonprofit and public sector changemakers may not have the opportunity to fully consider within their daily work activities.

CPiR Fellows are invited into the University community as experts and their fellowship is spent in residence at the UR campus. The fellow is required to make one presentation of their project at a CCE-sponsored program, take part in meetings with University community-engaged faculty and/or staff as recommended, and meet with CCE staff to discuss ongoing progress and possible future collaborations. In addition, the fellow may be asked to discuss their work with relevant classes and students depending on shared interests and time. Upon completion of the fellowship, the CPiR Fellow completes a formal evaluation of the fellowship and verify the hours worked.

Fellows must work at a Richmond area non-profit or public sector organization. CPiR Fellows receive $6,000 per participant for 160 hours (20 days) of work, to be conducted either in the fall or spring semester. Fellows have access, including borrowing privileges, to the University’s library and all associated research databases. University staff foster conversations and connections between the fellow and faculty, staff, and students who may be interested in the fellow’s project and/or may have specific skills, knowledge, or expertise that could be useful. The fellow is also invited to the many CCE and University activities in support of lifelong learning, reflection, and growth.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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