Assessment Institute: Building a Culture of Community Engagement Through Data – Planning for Success
Join us at the 2021 Assessment Institute!
Building a Culture of Community Engagement Through Data – Planning for Success
Advancing a coordinated approach to engagement poised to move the needle on topics of key institutional and community priority requires a strategic approach to data. When done well, institutions can use engagement data to successfully increase understanding of and buy-in for engaged work, advocate for its recognition in promotion and tenure policies, and ultimately develop a broader acceptance of engagement as a key strategy for accomplishing institutional goals. This presentation will share an analysis of how 40+ institutions are actively working to build a culture of engagement through the strategic collection and use of engagement data on their campuses.
Lauren WendlingDirector of Institutional Success, Collaboratory
Lauren works to ensure that all institutions successfully implement and utilize Collaboratory software to tell their story of community engagement. Prior to joining Collaboratory, Lauren worked as a Graduate Assistant within the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Office of Community Engagement where she built capacity for and implemented Collaboratory software to gather information from across campus and the community to inform assessment, institutional decision-making, and to tell the story of IUPUI’s collective impact. Lauren earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education from Indiana University Bloomington, with a focus on urban education. Lauren’s scholarship focuses on the recognition and evaluation of engaged scholarship within promotion and tenure and the institutionalization of community engagement.