Pillar 5: Enhanced Community Engagement

Priority:  1=Highest,  2=High, 3=Medium, 4 = Low, 5= V. Low

Goal 5.1 Create and implement ongoing student, faculty and staff development to promote a welcoming and increasingly diverse culture.

4

OBJECTIVE 5.1.1 Unify efforts between the community and University to improve engagement.

5

5.1.1.A

Establish a Community Engagement task force comprised of both University and Community representatives.

Complete

Rick Ewing

 7/23/18 - Rick Ewing will be the champion, and the task force has already been established.

4

5.1.1B

Establish and promote a University point of contact for external connections.

 

Not Yet Started

Steve Hannan

7/23/18 - Looking for a point of contact. Possible champions: Dan Lawson. Steve Hannan.

3

OBJECTIVE 5.1.2 Re-establish service learning and enhance community service opportunities.

5

5.1.2.A

Draft paper on Service Learning to solicit faculty.

Not Yet Started

 Jen Washock, Deb Sullivan, Mark Britton

7/23/18 - Proposal and parameters will be developed, and an action team was proposed that included Jen Washock, Debbie Sullivan and the registrar.

3

OBJECTIVE 5.1.3 Inform and generate more educational relationships and connections.

5

5.1.3.A

Create a comprehensive resource of documented educational relationships.

Not Yet Started

TBD

7/23/18 – Action team member was proposed. Rick Ewing to discuss with Provost.

3

5.1.3.B

Leverage Corporate connections relationships for mutual benefit and expanded student activities.

 

Complete

Dan Lawson

7/8/19 – Dan Lawson heading up Corporate Connections. As of 7/3/19, Dan has recruited 57 corporate partners.

5

OBJECTIVE 5.1.4 Enhance global connections to the community.

5

5.1.4.A

Create programing that integrates international students and staff into local and regional activities.

TBD

Scott Parillo & Ron Mickler

7/23/18 – An action team was proposed that included Scott Parillo and Ron Mickler.

Goal 5.2 Assess the nature and number of current "community connections”, and bring them into a cohesive, strategic whole.

4

OBJECTIVE 5.2.1 Develop a communication and promotion plan for collecting and disseminating information, as well as providing opportunities for community connections.

5

5.2.1.A

Create a community connections website.

In Process

Rhonda Pember

 7/8/19 – Website is up-to-date and regularly updated.

5

5.2.1.B

Establish a regular feature column in the Times Gazette to highlight some aspect of the University to the Ashland Community.

In Process

Dave McCoy

 7/23/18 – Hannah Claybore had established this, but the paper has undergone changes and it has fallen off. The Time Gazette needs to be contacted again, and it was suggested that Dave McCoy from Journalism be the champion.

5

OBJECTIVE 5.2.2 Maximize the effectiveness of community connections through the sharing or aggregation of resources.

5

5.2.2.A

Establish an enumerated list of community connections and look for gaps, overlap or redundancies.

On Hold

TBD

 7/23/18 – This action was put on hold, as the members feel that with the other objectives and action items being put into effect, this objective will become easier to identify a champion.  

Goal 5.3 Focus community engagement efforts on the goal of enhancing student learning and practice.

3

OBJECTIVE 5.3.1 Increase opportunities for students to leverage their interest in social challenges and service work, as well as engaging in student leadership throughout the community.

5

5.3.1.A

Develop document base of connections and opportunities.

In Process

Jen Washock

 7/23/18 – Suggestions were given to provide funding for the software and Jen will pull a summary of the values of the program.

5

5.3.1.B

Pursue the Carnegie Foundation's "Effective Community Engagement Classification”. (To be applied for in 2018 and awarded in 2020).

On Hold

TBD

 7/23/18 – This objective will be pushed off for now.

Goal 5.4 Advance university-community connections, nurturing entrepreneurship and identifying pathways to engage citizens in the economic development of Ashland and the region.

5

OBJECTIVE 5.4.1 Actively engage business, civic and nonprofit leaders in partnerships, committees, boards and collaborations to support sustainable economic development activity for the region.

5

5.4.1.A

Create a resource identifying students, faculty, and staff that serve in community organizations.

In Process

Tom Sudow

7/23/18 –Tom Sudow and his area is already working on this and will champion the objective. A list/resources is also being developed.

5

5.4.1.B

Partner with business and industry in recruiting talent to the area by taking advantage of University amenities or events (e.g. athletic events or musical productions).

In Process

President

7/23/18 – Dr. Campo is actively spearheading this objective.

Goal 5.5 Engage the community through cultural events like theater and musical productions, athletics, the art gallery, lectures and symposia.

5

OBJECTIVE 5.5.1 Develop processes that foster collaboration in order to cross-promote, cross-locate and co-sponsor events and activities at the University and in the community (particularly downtown).

5

5.5.1.A

Develop processes that foster collaboration in order to cross-promote, cross-locate and co-sponsor events and activities at the University and in the community (particularly downtown).

In Process

Nicole Dyer

7/23/18 –The University sponsored Farm to Table in 2017. Deb Sullivan holds monthly walks downtown, etc.  Rachel O’Conner, Trish Applegate, Nicole Dyer were proposed action team members for continuing this objective.

5

OBJECTIVE 5.5.2 Provide increased participation opportunities between the University and the community by leveraging existing University financial, physical or professional resources.

5

5.5.2.A

Provide increased participation opportunities between the University and the community by leveraging existing University financial, physical or professional resources.

In Process

Jeff Alix

 7/23/18 – Jeff suggested an open-house for campus. Rick explained that the Community Engagement Task Force would also like to see an open-house and it is being talked about. Jeff and his group will champion this team.