As a measurement of unit-level involvement and progress in community engagement, the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) and the Office of Academic Planning and Accountability established an annual planning process for all of colleges, schools, and applicable administrative units to develop goals, strategies, and targets for the assessment of the unit’s community engagement mission.
Administrative and academic units will use these plans to set goals for improving their community engagement and community service work and will annually report to OCE on whether or not targets have been met. The annual community engagement database reporting organized by OCE serves as the measure for many of the goals in the engagement plans for each unit. OCE works with units in reporting on their targets and in reporting an “Action Plan” component for discussion of whether targets were met and what kinds of program improvements are necessary for meeting targets. This process continues annually in order to assist academic and administrative units in working toward continuous improvement for their respective community engagement strategies.
For more information please contact Henry Cunningham, PhD, Director of Community Engagement.