Aligning with the new university mission/vision document and the University Strategic Planning process, the task force has developed an engagement mission/vision statement and a set of engagement principles for the university to advocate for and advance a shared vision for engagement and collaboration. A 2017-18 Engagement Plan has been developed which includes the 2018 Community Engagement Conference.
The task force, in conjunction with University Libraries, developed Engaged Scholars, a catalog of meaningful partnerships involving community engaged research, community engaged teaching and community engaged service, and the associated engaged scholarship and community impacts. The goal is to raise awareness of exemplary programs and help connect potential partners from inside and outside the university.
Working with Institutional Research and Planning, the task force is developing university-wide engagement metrics which would be useful to colleges and units. First steps include discovering existing data that can be rolled up to a university-wide level as well as data needed but not currently collected. The ultimate goal is to create tools which would assist in engagement plan development and documenting impact.