ERIC Number: EJ1092911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Leveraging Internal Partnerships and Existing Data Infrastructure to Track and Assess Community Engagement across the University
Holton, Valerie L.; Jettner, Jennifer F.; Early, Jennifer L.; Shaw, Kathleen K.
Metropolitan Universities, v26 n2 p75-98 2015
Universities increasingly see community engagement as a means to achieve their mission. In order to assess the impact of these efforts, it is necessary to gather and analyze data from across the institution on community-engaged activities. This article presents a case study of Virginia Commonwealth University's efforts in developing enterprise data mechanisms that track and assess community engagement across teaching, research, and service activities. We focus attention on the importance of internal collaboration and reliance on existing internal data mechanisms as key strategies. Lessons learned and uses of the data are discussed.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Colleges, Case Studies, School Community Relationship, Community Involvement, Data Collection, Outreach Programs, Cooperation, Stakeholders, Service Learning, Records (Forms), Online Surveys, College Faculty, Volunteers, College Students, Student Records, School Personnel, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia