Curating a Community Engaged Identity through Data


This webinar discusses:

  • Organizing disparate engagement efforts into a strategically aligned, comprehensive vision to achieve your institutional mission.

  • Transitioning from a piecemeal approach of community engagement data collection to systematically collecting cross-institutional data that encourages a culture of engagement. 

  • Strategies to ensure collected data is used to push the needle on topics of key institutional and community priority. 

  • How Dr. Kristin Norris, Associate Director for Indiana University’s Office of School Partnerships, has leveraged Collaboratory to develop a strategic approach to community engagement at IUPUI.

Previously Recorded: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Meet Your Presenters:

Kristin Norris

Kristin Norris, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for IU’s Office of School Partnerships, which bridges the gap between the IU campuses and P-12 classrooms to improve the quality and diversity of students enrolling in post-secondary education and career readiness. Kristin collaborates with faculty, staff and administrators on the IU campuses and with Hoosier educators, administrators and policy makers to build partnerships that improve k-12 education. Kristin is passionate about the public purpose of higher education in addressing community issues and how institutions leverage data about their community engagement to inform decision-making.

Kristin Medlin

Kristin Medlin, MS, MPA, oversees Collaboratory’s research and development efforts that support, promote, and enhance the field of study related to community engagement and socially effective impact across all sectors. She works to raise awareness about the value of community engagement data, the imperative to develop a data culture, and helps to build systems and structures for data access, analysis, and use.


Lauren Wendling, M.S. Ed., is Collaboratory’s Customer Success Manager and works to ensure all institutions successfully implement and utilize Collaboratory to tell their story of community engagement, inform institutional strategy, and provide data-driven evidence to cultivate a culture of engagement throughout campus.

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