Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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 UWM 2020 DRAFT Strategic Plan was the result of the collaboration of 17 strategic planning teams, incorporating feedback in multiple phases over several months from faculty, staff, students, alumni and external stakeholders. One of the Strategic Goals of the Strategic Plan is Community Engagement: To Deepen our positive impact in the city and region through community and business partnerships . UWM’s 700-plus partnerships throughout the area led to its designation as one of the nation’s Top 25 “Saviors of Our Cities” universities, a ranking that recognizes academic institutions actively engaged in promoting the overall quality of life, culture, and the economy of the city and region. The University will expand on this history to deepen its engagement through community-based research, service learning, entrepreneurial opportunities, alumni engagement, Panther Athletics and events.
Community stakeholder engagement is applied in operations regularly through consultation with the City of Milwaukee, Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District, neighborhood associations, and other external stakeholders for projects which impact transit, infrastructure, and development.

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

UW-Milwaukee continuously identifies and engages community stakeholders as part of its mission to be a premier access and research university.

List of identified community stakeholders:

External Stakeholders which took part in Strategic Planning Teams:
Michelle Bria, Chief Executive Officer, Journey House
Richard Cox, Executive Director, Neighborhood House
Jackie Fredrick, CEO, Blood Center of Wisconsin
Julia Taylor, President, Greater Milwaukee Committee
Kowalski, Rebekah, Principal Consultant, Strategic Workforce Consulting for Right Management
Larry Schnuck, Senior Principal, Kahler Slater
Mary Ann Wright, VP, Global Technology and Innovation, Johnson Controls
Griselda Aldrete, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
Julie Brown, Director, MCWPPD

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

-Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement
-Street redesign through campus based on the needs of the neighborhood and campus to slow traffic, reduce congestion, and increase walking and biking
-City, community, and non-profit coordination to bring the Milwaukee's Bublr Bikeshare to UWM that also benefits the neighborhood and expands the network in the City of Milwaukee

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

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