Assessing the Institutionalization of Community Engagement
Join Collaboratory staff at the 2023 Engagement Scholarship Consortium International Conference as they share recent findings from current research efforts.
This session will share de-identified survey results from faculty, staff, and senior leaders at 20 institutions who assessed their campus’ institutionalization of community engagement utilizing Furco, Weerts, Burton, & Kent’s (2009) Assessment Rubric for Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education. Campus teams were asked to identifying the stage in which their campus is currently when institutionalizing engagement.
Data was collected within the larger context of the 2022-2023 American Democracy Project (ADP)/Collaboratory cohort, Enacting the Vision: Institutionalizing Civic and Community Engagement on Campus. The presentation will provide insight into how campuses across the country are tackling various aspects of institutionalizating community engagement – wins, challenges, pain points, etc. Further, key themes and takeaways from multiple focus group discussions held among participating institutions.
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.