Reposted from UNCG's Office of Research and Engagement:
UNCG’s Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) is thrilled to share that Collaboratory®, a database designed and licensed by ICEE to TreeTop Commons, LLC, is now being used by UNCG and several other campuses including Portland State University, Indiana University — Purdue University Indianapolis, and other Indiana University system campuses.
Collaboratory was borne from UNCG’s need to create a more efficient and effective centralized system for tracking, communicating, and connecting across a variety of community engagement and public service activities. It is with much anticipation and excitement that we have started our “early adopter” phase of the system.
UNCG will be using Collaboratory this year as part of the annual data collection on community engagement and public service activities. Collaboratory is a publicly searchable, web-based database that captures community-university activities.
This data benefits UNCG by:
attracting and recruiting competitive community-engaged students and faculty,
enhancing the opportunities to connect and convene across the institution and the community to move from individual to collective practices rooted in community-identified priorities and strengths, and
supporting avenues to honors and recognition like the Carnegie classification by showing the pervasiveness and depth of our engagement.