Ellen Szarleta

Ellen Szarleta

“We are gaining a full appreciation of the power of Collaboratory to bring people onboard with making community engagement a priority at our institution. When you implement, be prepared to focus not just on the software as a tool, but also your strategy for how Collaboratory can help advance your conversation around community engagement. You will see so many benefits!”

- Ellen Szarleta, Ph.D., Director, Center for Urban and Regional Excellence, Indiana University Northwest

Kristin Norris

Kristin Norris

“At IUPUI, community engagement is a strategy through which we achieve our institutional mission and goals. Collaboratory enables us to systematically track engagement in ways that align with our strategic plan and analyze the information to advocate for institutional change, develop strategic and sustainable partnerships, and tell a story of how we are working in collaboration to address societal issues and contribute to a thriving community.”

-Kristin Norris, Ph.D.,
Director of Assessment, Office of Community Engagement
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Terri Shelton

Terri Shelton

“A robust repository that allows us to track and share our ongoing, collaborative initiatives helps to connect students, staff and faculty in community endeavors and to be mindful and respectful of existing community partnerships when developing new ones.  We expect this to help in our efforts to attract students, faculty and staff who are committed to making a difference, connect and convene researchers across disciplines, and collaborate with community partners to address community-identified priorities for shared benefits.”

Terri Shelton, Ph.D,
Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
University of North Carolina at Greensboro