Who Benefits

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

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Discover service-learning courses available at your institution
  • Find faculty or staff mentors focused on your area of interest
  • Review examples of engaged scholarship
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Use data to match internal initiatives with interests of donors
  • Leverage data for strategic messaging and communications to reinforce key institutional messages
  • 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