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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tulane University
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amanda Buberger
Assistant Director, Center for Public Service
CPS
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Has the institution adopted a framework for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy and operations?:
Yes

A brief description of the policies and procedures that ensure community stakeholder engagement is applied systematically and regularly across the institution’s activities:

The Center for Public Service Community Advisory Board is comprised of veteran community partners who supervise Service Learning students and Public Service interns. The Community Advisory Board is charged with bringing community voice to the Center’s programming and meets three times per academic year. The Board gave input on CPS’s strategic plan.

Community stakeholders enter into a legal Experiential Education Agreement with Tulane which lays out their roles and responsibilities when supervising Service Learning and Internship students. Community stakeholders enter into a Memorandum of Understanding when working with students through non-academically based partnerships.


A brief description of how the institution identifies and engages community stakeholders, including any vulnerable or underrepresented groups:

The Center for Public Service Community Advisory Board is comprised of veteran community partners who lead organizations that represent and serve vulnerable and underrepresented groups. The Community Advisory Board is charged with bringing community voice to the Center’s programming and meets three times per academic year. The Board gave input on CPS’ strategic plan.

Task for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion-Maureen Lichveld and Deborah Love http://tulane.edu/equity/upload/DIE_Report_2013-2023.pdf

Office of Institutional Equity http://tulane.edu/equity/index.cfm

Student organizations, link to intercultural life, gender and sexual studies see the "o" http://tulane.edu/studentaffairs/intercultural/index.cfm

Community Engagement Advocates https://tulane.edu/cps/students/psf/cea.cfm A group of student leaders trained to facilitate diversity and inclusion dialogues with service-learning courses or community service student organizations.


List of identified community stakeholders:

CPS maintains partnerships with nearly 500 community-based organizations including schools, nonprofits, hospitals, governmental agencies, neighborhood associations, and businesses. These partnerships play a great role in defining the activities of Tulane students and faculty. Community partners range from brand new start-ups to mainstay institutions that have served the New Orleans community for decades. Feel free to browse CPS On-line to learn about our partners through their agency profiles here: http://tulane.edu/cps/partnerfilter.cfm


A brief description of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes from the previous three years:

Community Advisory Board members helped shape the Center's Strategic Plan.
CPS staff , AmeriCorps VISTA members, and eight community partners engaged in the Super Service Challenge, including a day of service, & the production of eight 2 minute information videos. Agencies received a total of $19,000 in monetary awards.
• Grow Dat! Youth Farm --- Outstanding Service-Learning Community Partner – 2013 Gulf South Summit
• Kids RETHINK New Orleans Public Schools – Most Outstanding Youth Group – 2012 Neighborhood Partnership Network Trumpet Award
• Youth Rebuilding New Orleans – Best Recovery Resource - 2012 Neighborhood Partnership Network Trumpet Award


The website URL where information about the institution’s community stakeholder engagement framework and activities is available:

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