Collaboratory® will be your one tool to track and review your community-campus engagement. Your institution can start laying a foundation for Collaboratory’s implementation today.
Clarify how you will use Collaboratory data
Identify why Collaboratory is interesting to your institution.
You may want to gather data for one of the applications that assesses or recognizes institutional community engagement:
You may want to gather data to monitor and measure whether the work underway is being done effectively. Engagement success depends on connecting to the institution’s strategic goals; core emphasis, mission and capacity (i.e., research, teaching, learning); and policies, structures, systems and values.
Think deeply about next steps
Identify specific goals that will assist your institution to deepen its community engagement.
Resources to Assist:
Collaboratory consultant, Dr. Barbara Holland, has shared her Levels of Commitment to Community Engagement matrix to assist institutions in recognizing their current practice and work, and to set goals for building upon that work.
Organize existing institutional work
How -- and why -- does your institution monitor and measure its community engagement work? Look for ways you use information to:
Promote quality practices and strengthening of engagement
Discover areas of similar work or partnerships
Encourage focused/strategic activities
Promote collaboration across projects
Engage and recognize partners
Identify resource needs or benefits of investment
Join with partners in addressing critical areas of local, national and international interests
Resources to Assist:
- Coming soon...
Prepare to integrate Collaboratory data
Collaboratory will provide report templates to help you present your institution’s unique information to stakeholders on and off campus. In addition you will be able to run searches and organize your data.
We look forward to providing examples of how Collaboratory institutions utilize their data to promote understanding and ownership of institutional community engagement work.
For additional information contact Lisa Keyne, firstname.lastname@example.org