Presentation on theme: "Community Engagement at WCU Carnegie Foundation Classification Monday, June 23, 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Community Engagement at WCU Carnegie Foundation Classification Monday, June 23, 2008
AGENDA 1. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND WCU – CAROL 2. OVERVIEW OF THE CARNEGIE FRAMEWORK – CAROL 3. UNC TOMORROW/CARNEGIE – MELISSA 4. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & SERVICE LEARNING – GLENN 5. UNPACKING THE FRAMEWORK IN GROUPS - GARY
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DEFINED The collaboration between higher education institutions and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
Community Engagement Equal partnership Equal partnership Collaboration Collaboration Mutual benefits Mutual benefits Shared problem identification Shared problem identification Shared problem resolution Shared problem resolution Knowledge exchange Knowledge exchange Shared resources Shared resources
Community Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Engaged Service Engaged Research Engaged Teaching Community Engaged Source: Community Campus Partnerships for Health
New Academy Scholarship/Research → DISCOVERY Scholarship/Research → DISCOVERY Teaching → LEARNING Teaching → LEARNING Service → ENGAGEMENT Service → ENGAGEMENT
Community Engagement cont’d How does community engagement differ from civic engagement? Engaged scholarship? Volunteering? Community service? Experiential education?
WHY CARNEGIE? Receiving the Carnegie Classification as a Community Engaged University is an external recognition of what we value internally.
WHY CARNEGIE? Organizational development opportunity Organizational development opportunity Promotes “practice what we preach” Promotes “practice what we preach” Helps us to define our community Helps us to define our community Increases visibility for WCU Increases visibility for WCU Connects to the QEP Connects to the QEP Responds to UNC Tomorrow Responds to UNC Tomorrow Helps us identify our gaps/opportunities for growth Helps us identify our gaps/opportunities for growth Institutional accountability Institutional accountability
Community Engagement Framework 1. Foundational Indicators 1. Institutional identity and culture (mission, pubs., web, recognitions, celebrations, community events) 2. Institutional commitment (Chancellor’s speeches, budget allocations, strategic plan, faculty development, assessment, infrastructure, community representatives’ roles)
Carnegie Engagement Framework 2.Categories of Community Engagement Curricular Engagement (e.g., service learning, internships, community based capstones, faculty scholarship) Outreach and Partnerships (professional development centers, collaborative libraries and museums, extension courses, partnerships)
Desired Strengths Alignment of institutional identity, language, culture, and commitments Alignment of institutional identity, language, culture, and commitments Common definitions Common definitions Attention to record-keeping and reporting Attention to record-keeping and reporting Evidence of a culture of engagement Evidence of a culture of engagement Rewards and recognitions support engagement Rewards and recognitions support engagement
Common Limitations Lack of community representatives on university infrastructure Lack of community representatives on university infrastructure Lack of support for recruiting/hiring and promotion/tenure rewards Lack of support for recruiting/hiring and promotion/tenure rewards Unfocused, haphazard, sporadic assessment and at few levels Unfocused, haphazard, sporadic assessment and at few levels No or few institutional benchmarks and goals related to engagement No or few institutional benchmarks and goals related to engagement
Last Awards (2006) 44 public institutions 44 public institutions 32 private institutions 32 private institutions 36 doctoral 36 doctoral 21 masters colleges 21 masters colleges 13 baccalaureate colleges 13 baccalaureate colleges 5 community colleges 5 community colleges 1 specialized institution 1 specialized institution 5 curricular engagement 9 outreach partnerships 62 applied for combined classification Total of 72 Awards NC State UNC Chapel Hill Elon University
Timeline Post drafts on Web beginning in late July Post drafts on Web beginning in late July On-Line Application On-Line Application Due September 1 Due September 1 Review during September to December Review during September to December Campuses notified in December, 2008 Campuses notified in December, 2008