Who Benefits

 

Collaboratory® provides multiple stakeholders with community engagement and public service data and stories.

  • Institutional Leadership
    • Promote your institution’s profile as an engaged institution
    • Develop and deliver key strategic messages that reinforce institutional priorities
    • Build an environment that contributes to the success of students and faculty
    • Create and maintain rigorous and innovative academic programs that attract strong students and faculty
  • Community Engagement and Service-Learning Administrators
    • Maintain accurate and comprehensive data on community engagement and public service activities across the institution
    • Provide evidence of community engagement as a high-impact practice
    • Publicly promote your college or university’s profile as an engaged institution
    • Build an environment that contributes to the success of students and faculty
    • Strengthen and support grant requests, annual reports, accreditations, and recognitions (e.g., Carnegie Community Engagement Classification)
  • Faculty Members
    • Utilize a simple, straightforward process to document and present scholarly artifacts of community-engaged teaching and research
    • Easily collect and share all of your community engagement and public service activities in one place
    • Increase the visibility of your community-focused activities and courses
    • Connect with and learn from faculty doing similar work -- on your own campus, in your community, and across the globe
  • Community Members
    • Find higher education faculty and staff, experienced in specific disciplines and impact areas
    • Be identified with the institution for collaborative projects, sharing related data with your funders, board and clients
    • Contribute to conversations that develop community-campus partnerships
  • Unit Administrators
    • Document the full scope of service-learning and other community-based courses (practica, clinical placements, teacher placements, etc.) across your College/School
    • Quickly review and run aggregate reports on the public service and community engagement activities of your faculty and staff
    • Promote community engagement as a legitimate and valued form of academic work
    • Be prepared to pursue funding requests to grow and sustain academic and scholarship programs
    • Use data to promote the reputation/ranking of your College/School amongst prospective students and faculty/staff as well as academic colleagues
  • Trustees and Regents
    • Deepen understanding of your institution and how it’s accomplishing its mission
    • Publicly promote your college or university’s profile as an engaged institution
    • Use the data to solicit funding or new strategic partnerships
  • Communications, Community Relations
    • Showcase your institution’s impact by sharing examples of community-university activities through multiple communication channels
    • Build awareness of, and affinity and support for, your institution
    • Leverage data for strategic messaging and communication to reinforce key institutional messages
  • Institutional Research, Accreditation, Assessment
    • Create a sustained, systematic process for reporting data that supports institutional accreditation
    • Respond to requests for reports using reliable, current data
    • Contribute quality data to strategic decision-making
  • Advancement/Development
    • Use data to match internal initiatives with interests of donors
    • Leverage data for strategic messaging and communications to reinforce key institutional messages
  • Alumni Relations
    • Connect your alumni with institutional initiatives directly related to their interests
    • Demonstrate the growing value of the institution and its alignment with alumni goals, values, and interests
    • Encourage your alumni to invest in the institution