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Goal 4 – Community Engagement and Partnerships

Serve and engage communities (local, regional, state, national, global) to enhance social, economic and cultural well-being.

Objective 1:

By 2017, identify and prioritize strategic opportunities for aligning community needs with appropriate university resources for mutual benefit.

Strategy:

  1. Incorporate faculty into the university structures that guide and implement community engagement, and provide increased staff support to the office of community engagement.
  2. Review and recommend adjustments to campus policies, procedures and structures to eliminate barriers and provide support to community engagement activities.

Objective 2:

Increase the number of strategic community-university engagement activities by 2020.

Strategies:

  1. A baseline will be established as a result of strategies in objective 1. The percentage increase will be determined in relation to existing levels.
  2. By fall 2017, develop and implement support systems for faculty and staff efforts to document, obtain recognition, and gain informed evaluation of community-engaged scholarship and/or activities for the purposes of professional advancement.
  3. By fall 2017, significantly increase university funds to stimulate new community engagement initiatives and community-engaged research above current levels.

Objective 3:

By 2020, build capacity to increase and sustain curricular and cocurricular service learning opportunities and/or community engagement activities.

Strategies:

  1. A baseline will be established as a result of strategy 2 under objective 1. The percentage increase will be determined in relation to existing levels.
  2. By fall 2017, significantly increase university funds to stimulate new curricular and co-curricular service learning activities.

Objective 4:

By fall 2018, publicize CSUSB’s commitment to community engagement as a key component of the university’s culture and image with the establishment of a recognition and reward system for excellence in community engagement and collaborative work.

Strategies:

  1. By January 2017, develop a process to track and report how faculty, staff, administrators, and students are publicly engaged.
  2. By fall 2016, ensure all recruitment advertisements for faculty, staff and executive positions reflect the university’s commitment to community engagement.
  3. By 2020, establish mechanisms for the systematic public feedback on university’s engagement activities.