Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.31
Liaison Vusal Karimli
Submission Date June 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Caspian University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.48 / 5.00
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:
Yes

Total number of students:
3,245

Number of students engaged in community service:
2,500

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
77.04

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
320,000

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:
98.61

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

In 2021, WCU instituted the following Community Service Leave Policy:
Purpose: The Western Caspian University recognizes the importance of community involvement and encourages employees to participate in volunteer activities by providing flexibility in work schedules and paid leave opportunities.
Benefits:
- To promote community engagement through public service and our Signature Partnership.
- To promote involvement in community schools, supporting learning and student success.
Eligibility: Community Service Leave of one day during a calendar year (pro-rated for part-time employees) may be approved for regular (classified, professional and administrative) staff members, subject to the following guidelines:
- Employees, whose performance is deemed satisfactory, are eligible to request Community Service Leave.
- Employees must receive prior approval from their supervisor. The supervisor may require leave be taken at an alternative time, based on operational needs of department. Employee may be required to provide documented proof of volunteer service hours from service organization.
- Community Service Leave does not contribute to time worked in determining overtime and will be offset by any additional time worked during a work week.
- Unused Volunteer Leave may not be carried over to the following calendar year; whenever an employee moves from one unit to another without a break in regular continuous service, unused Community Service Leave shall be transferred to the new unit for future use during the remainder of the calendar year; and will not be paid at termination.


Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
Yes

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
360,000

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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