ESC: Building a Culture of Engagement Through Data: Planning for Success
Join us at the 2021 Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference!
Building a Culture of 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. However, institutional capacity to collect and leverage community engagement data is not yet commonplace.
This presentation will share how 40+ institutions are actively working to build a culture of engagement through the strategic collection and use of community engagement and public service data on their campuses. We will share, in detail, a success planning process each institution has completed, where they identified short- and long-term goals to:
- Build capacity to collect and understand their engagement through data
- Identify and strategically orient how the data will be used on campus
- Develop buy-in across various stakeholder groups (e.g., leadership, faculty/staff, community partners)
Themes across institutions’ success plans along with the steps they are taking to achieve their short- and long-term goals will be shared. Attendees will be given the tools to complete their own success plans and assist their institutions in building a culture of engagement through data.