Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.57
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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Western Michigan University
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Robert Miller
Vice President
Community Outreach
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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:

1. Development of Partnership Levels
2. Memo of Understanding used to identify goals and expectations when creating partnerships
3. Performance objectives and standards developed for the Community Outreach and Engagement Scholarship Tactical Action Community

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

The Office of Community Outreach is involved with several different entities in the community, through which partnerships and community stakeholders are identified. The Associate Vice President for Community Outreach is involved directly with several local organizations that serve underrepresented populations; he identifies methods of bringing resources to bear in order to benefit these organizations. Through the Office of Community Outreach, WMU partners with Kalamazoo Communities in Schools, Local Initiative Support Corporation, and various other organizations.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) invites members of the community to the Excellence in Diversity Awards. The Real Talk Diversity Series is also open to the public. LBGT Student Services in conjunction with CSES work with local businesses that are LBGT friendly during their Ready to Work series where a LBGT-friendly career field is held. DMA also works with businesses to support employment for their students. ODI has worked with Mercantile Bank to assist underrepresented students in gaining internships or employment.

Additionally, through the 2014 Islam in Global Perspectives Speaker Series eight experts from a range of disciplinary and/or activist backgrounds where brought to campus to examine how Islam as a globalized moral, legal, and cultural system adapts itself to situations of plurality, minoritization, and modernity. The goal of the series was to spark campus and community-wide discussion on themes critical to understanding contemporary Muslim cultures and societies, as well as to foster a network of scholars who are located in and around Michigan.

List of identified community stakeholders:

-Community In Schools ( Educational organization)
-Downtown Development Authority (private sector)
-Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (private sector)
-Economic Development Corporation (government bodies)
-Development of the Business Technology and Research Park
-Development of the BTR Park (other)
-United Way of Battle Creek Kalamazoo Region (NPO)

See link for a detailed list: https://webmail.wmich.edu/service/home/~/community%20partnerships.pdf?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=19423&part=2.2

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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