A Centralized Strategy to Collect Comprehensive Institution-wide Data from Faculty and Staff about Community Engagement and Public Service

  • Emily M. Janke University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Kristin D. Medlin University of North Caronlina at Greensboro
Keywords: Higher Education, Community Engagement Tracking System

Abstract

“How do I get faculty and staff to record information about their community engagement and public service activities, partnerships, and contributions?” This article describes one institution’s strategies to collect comprehensive community engagement and public service data through a centralized system. Beyond what metrics to collect, we present insights about who to talk with, questions to prepare, and conversations that will increase participation from faculty and staff to report their activities annually.

Author Biography

Kristin D. Medlin, University of North Caronlina at Greensboro

Kristin D. Medlin, MPA, served as a graduate assistant and then as the founding manager for partnerships and communications in the Institute for Community Engagement at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 2011-2015. During this time, she helped to establish the protocols, practices, and platforms for collecting comprehensive, university-wide information about community engagement and public service. She is now the assistant director for postsecondary initiatives at TreeTop Commons and is pursuing a graduate degree in educational research methodology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Published
2015-01-01