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This session focuses on recognizing community needs outside the academic environment that allow the institution to creatively develop strategies to facilitate program development and funding. By ...

This session focuses on recognizing community needs outside the academic environment that allow the institution to creatively develop strategies to facilitate program development and funding. By broadening the concept of the communities served, four exemplary institutions have achieved national stature as resources for government training programs (STEMP), promoting community environmental activism, facilitating lifelong learning, and blurring the line between academic and community environments.

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  • CAPTURING OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND PROGRAMS BY FULFILLINGCOMMUNITY NEED
    Pamela Anderson-BruléPresidentAnderson Brulé ArchitectsPat CornelyExecutive DirectorKirsch Center for the EnvironmentDe Anza Community College
    Jenna BragerFarm CoordinatorIndian Valley Organic Farm & Garden
    Rob BarthelmanPrincipalVBN Architects
  • CAPTURING OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND PROGRAMS BY FULFILLINGCOMMUNITY NEED
    Rob BarthelmanPrincipalVBN Architects
    Greater Prevalence of Community-Focused
    Partnerships, Public-Private in Educational Planning
    • Curricular Advancement
    • Contextual Learning
    • Common Goals
    • Greater Ability to Expand Fulfillment
    • Financial Partnering
    • Percentage Partners
    • Collective Programmatic Contributions
    • Achieving More
    • Share Resources
    • Finances, Land, Facility, HR
    • Revenue Development
    • Rent/Lease
  • CAPTURING OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND PROGRAMS BY FULFILLINGCOMMUNITY NEED
    Recent Survey of Institutions Involved in Partnership
    Top Five Objectives of the Partnership
    Facilitate Learning and Skills Development
    Advance Learning Objectives
    Workplace and Career Opportunities
    Enhance Curriculum
    Connect to the Community
    Other Objectives
    Achieve More Collectively
    Expanded Service Offerings
    Shared Financial and Physical Resources
    Primary Activities Fostered
    Learning Events and Activities
    Curriculum/Service Support, Teacher Development
    Work Experience Programs (Internships, Mentoring, Job Training)
    Annual Global Business-Education-Community Partnerships Survey
  • CAPTURING OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND PROGRAMS BY FULFILLINGCOMMUNITY NEED
    Four (4) National Expanding Programs Through Partnerships Developed Out of Institutional and Community Need
    • Joint-Use Libraries in San Jose, CA and Virginia Beach, VA
    Pamela Anderson-Brulé,
    • Kirsch Center For The Environment, De Anza College, San Jose, CA
    Pat Cornely
    • Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden Pat Cornely
    Jenna Brager
  • Creating Community Synergy
    Pamela Anderson-BruléPresidentAnderson Brulé Architects
    Bigger ideas, better spaces through collaboration
  • Creating Community Synergy
    SJ
    RDA
    VCCS
    SJPL
    SJSU
    TCC
    VBPL
    Martin Luther King
    Jr. Library
    Learning Resource Center
  • Creating Community Synergy
    Who Does The Library Serve?
    LocationSan José State Univ., San José
    The City of San José
    Population: 1,000,000
    San José State University
    SJSU Population: 29,600 Students
    Budget
    Size: 475,000 SF
    Budget: $102,000,000
    Main Library
    65/35 Partnership, (50/50)
    Schedule & Timeline
    1997
    1999
    2001
    2000
    2002
    2003
    1998
    “Idea”
    MOU
    O/A
    OPEN
    OPERATIONAL PLANNING / IMPLEMENTATION
    FEASIBILITY
    STRATEGIC
    OPS PLAN
    Construction
    Programming /
    Design
    Process
    Design /
    Facilitation
  • Creating Community Synergy
    Who Does The Library Serve?
    LocationTidewater Community College & The City of Virginia Beach
    The City of Virginia Beach
    Population: 434,000
    Tidewater Community College
    TCC Population: 40,000 Students
    Learning Resource Center
    Size: 120,000 SF
    Budget: $125,000,000
    Branch Library/LRC
    83% TCC, 17% City of Virginia Beach
    Schedule & Timeline
    2005
    2007
    2009
    2008
    2010
    2011
    2006
    2012
    OPEN
    O/A
    MOU
    OPERATIONAL PLANNING/
    IMPLEMENTATION
    FEASIBILITY
    STRATEGIC
    OPS PLAN
    FUNDING
    Programming
    & Design
    Construction
  • Creating Community Synergy
    Martin Luther King Jr. Library
    Goals
    • Replace Aging and Failing Facilities
    • Build a Partnership Between City and University
    • Increase Funding Capacity and Priority for Both Institutions
    Partnership Initiatives
    • End Decade Old Battles Through Collaboration
    • Redevelop Primary Downtown and University Edge with a Community Icon and Gateway
    • Create a Successful Funding and Financing Strategy
    • Stimulate Surrounding Redevelopment
    • Lower Operational Costs While Increasing Quality of Service
  • Creating Community Synergy
    Tidewater Learning Resource Center
    Goals
    • Attract Funding Through a Creative and Collaborative Process
    • Build a Center for Community that Increases Synergy within the Community
    • Create a Gateway to Campus and a Regional City Center
    Partnership Initiatives
    • Create a Centerpiece for the New Planned Community Development
    • Provide a Catalyst for Community Collaboration
    • Generate a Self Sustaining Community Model
    • Increase Quality of Service
  • Creating Community Synergy
    Common Goals
    • Strengthen Financing and Funding Approval
    • Stimulate Redevelopment
    • Develop Iconic Gateways
    • Lower Operational Costs
    • Increase Quality of Service
  • Creating Community Synergy
    How Did The Community Stretch The Concept and Build On The Ideas?
    • Transform the Communities’ Thinking About Libraries
    • Success of the Partnership Became a Driving Force and Continued Growth of Workforce Development, Technology Partnerships and Beyond
    • A Center of Community that Drives Dialogue and Learning
    • Supports Life Long Learning and Becomes the Bridge Between Social, Economic and Educational Divides
    • Redefines a Sustainable Community Model
  • Creating Community Synergy
    What Did The Institution Gain By Altering Its Community?
    • Iconic Building and New Activated Urban Center
    • A New Approach from City to University/College
    • Library Users of All Ages Are Intimately Introduced to the Possibility of University/College Education
    • Greater Level of Service
    • Hours of Service
    • Quality of Service
    • Access to Collections and Special Features
    • Highest Ratio of University Collection by Public Users
    • Highest Ratio of Public Collection Use by University Students
    • Expanded Language Collections Use
    • Demand Has Never Become an Issue
  • Creating Community Synergy
    Strategies To Achieve Goals
    • Explore Both Operational and Development Requirements for Success
    • Dialogue With the Community
    • Define Steps through Structured and Rigorous Process
    • Clear Path to Funding and Financing
  • Creating Community Synergy
    Unexpected Outcomes
    • New Partnership Possibilities Between the City and University
    • University City Internship Program
    • Joint Projects for Arts and Community Celebrations
    • Budget Scheduling Differences, Difficult to Navigate in a Tight Economy
    • Less Flexibility Within Each System with the Partner Agreement
  • Creating Community Synergy
    Outcomes
    What was Successful?
    • The Creation of a Community Place
    • The Redefinition of a Library
    • A Catalyst to Development and Change
    • Both Projects Were Funded in Challenging Times
    What was Unsuccessful? How Could this be Avoided?
    • Continued Partnering after Leadership Changes
    • Aligning Budget Needs of Both Organizations
    • Maintaining a Collaborative Approach
    How does Contribution Size Matter?
    • Big Dog/Little Dog
    • 50/50 Partnership
    • Leadership and Approval Structure
  • Creating Community Synergy
    Outcomes
    • When Expanding Possibilities the Outcome is Greater than the Individual Expectations
    • You Cannot Plan for All Aspects of a Future Joint Use Project – There Will Always be Surprises
    • You Must Embed Operational Changes with Physical Changes to Ensure Long-term Success
  • Contextual Learning
    Pat CornelyExecutive Director Kirsch Center for the EnvironmentDe Anza Community College
    Curriculum that meets student and community needs
    A Building That Inspires Students
    First LEED Platinum Building in the CA Community College in the Nation
  • Contextual Learning
    Institutional Planning Goals
    • A Building That Teaches
    • Energy efficiency, resource conservation and environmental stewardship.
    • Teamwork
    • Building functionality is directly linked to effectiveness of instruction and to our students. Everyone has a place at the table.
    • Welcomes the Public
    • Building orientation, visible rooftop PV panels, and native landscaping including the Cheeseman Environmental Studies Arboretum.
    • Embrace Civic & Community Engagement
    • Local case studies in wildlife corridors, city street lighting, and watershed projects, to name a few.
    • Institutionalized Energy Efficiency in the California Community Colleges
    • Grants from the CEC and PG&E and
    • Led to SEMP training for CCC staff.
    Why should Colleges and Universities become “agents of change”?
  • Contextual Learning
    3 Global Challenges
    Save open space, species, habitat, connectivity and movement corridors
    Protect, preserve or restore all aspects of our environment and Earth’s systems: water, air, soil, species, ecosystems, energy and minerals (WASSEEM)
    Educate and build stewardship principles in our students, community, state and nation for our children and future generations
  • Contextual Learning
    Community: From Field Trips To …
    • 4 certificate and degree programs provide a broad base for our students for vocational training and transfer to CSU / UC
    • Collaboration with our local communities in projects that enhance student learning and meet local needs
    • Work in partnership with resource agencies, transportation agencies, open space authorities, land trusts, private landowners and others in community-based projects
    The Kirsch Center is a building that inspires Teamwork and Community
    • Focus on Stewardship, Leadership, Team building and Collaboration in our classes, programs and community
  • Contextual Learning
    Sustainability – A Team Approach
    Goal: As a team, it is our collective responsibility to educate & assist others in implementing sustainability goals
    Sustainability . . . A team approach
    • Set your course: develop a mission statement and establish sustainability goals
    • Assess your organizational structure for decision-making hierarchy & policy
    • Identify key personnel - students, faculty, finance, facilities and other key leadership
    • Identify outside barriers - state policy
    • Change policies that hinder progress– A Blueprint for Sustainable Buildings & Energy Policy
    • Constantly revisit your mission/goals
  • Contextual Learning
    Mission Statement
    Mission Statement
    The Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies commits to environmental protection as a fundamental objective and integral part of educating our students and the public. Using a community-based conservation approach, we will partner with industry, government, utilities and other academic institutions.
    Building as Text Book
    Energy performance compared to a typical building:
    • the total regulated energy cost is reduced by 88%
    • Costs are reduced from nearly $75,000 per year to $10,000 per year
    • Annual savings of $65,000 per year for the college
  • Contextual Learning
    Outcome
    Institutionalization of Environmental Stewardship into California’s Educational System
    “. . . working for the common environmental good through its democratic institutions at all educational and professional levels. . .
    Excerpt from the California Education Code Section 8701
    “Build it and they will come”
    • Students love being in the Kirsch Center… they don’t want to go leave at night!
    • Our student programs have grown to over 1,400 students per quarter, making us one of the fastest growing programs on campus
  • Contextual Learning
    21st Century Problems
    • Global warming
    • Biodiversity crisis
    • Toxic wastes
    • Degraded ecosystems
    • Pollution
    • Desertification
    • Human population
    Require 21st Century thinkers, Individuals who can:- identify & explain environmental problems- examine the human impacts- seek out problem-solving approaches - work toward sustainable solutions- think “outside” the box- see the bigger picture
  • Contextual Learning
    Our Goal:
    Training Stewards of the Earth’s Natural Resources and our Environment
    Our Strategy:
    Four (4) degree & certificate programs and over 100+ ES & ESCI classes
    • Energy Management & Climate Policy
    • Pollution Prevention
    • Biodiversity Specialist
    • Wildlife Corridor Technician Program Environmental Stewardship
  • Contextual Learning
    Kirsch Center as a “Beacon of Hope”
  • Organic Farm Program
    Jenna BragerFarm CoordinatorIndian Valley Organic Farm & Garden
    College Of Marin
    Novato, CA
    Addressing
    Community Needs &Building Relationships
  • Organic Farm Program
    Identifying Community Need – A Farm!
    • Many Organizations Collaborated
    UCCE, Farm Bureau, Marin Ag Land Trust, County Office of Ed, Marin Community Foundation, Marin Conservation League, and more
    • Community Meeting
    • 2 year Community Study
  • Organic Farm Program
    Meeting Community Need
    • Accessibility – 2 miles off highway, rather than rural
    • Agricultural education for older students – middle school and up
    • Training for next generation of farmers
    • Job training for low income residents
    • Improve enrollment at College of Marin
  • Organic Farm Program
    3 Community Partners
    University of California Cooperative Extension, Marin
    – Master Gardeners Program
    Planning and Development, Horticultural Expertise, Public Programs,
    Site Specific Projects
    College of Marin
    Location, Water, Workforce, Classes
    Conservation Corps North Bay
    Management, Funding, Workforce
    College of Marin
    Indian Valley Campus
  • Organic Farm Program
    Who Works On The Farm?
    • Students: Work/Study and Farm Class
    • AmeriCorps Members
    • Middle School Students
    • Volunteers
    • Master Gardeners
    • Conservation Corps North Bay crews
    • Conservation Corps North Bay staff
    • Farm Advisors
  • Organic Farm Program
    Who Does The Farm Serve?
    College of Marin Students
    • Farm as Classroom
    • Farm as Job Training
    Corpsmembers
    • Corps-to-Career
    Schools
    • Tours - Kindergarten through University
    • Project ReGeneration – Middle School
    Future Farmers!
    • Job Training
    • Marketing Relationships – Restaurants, etc.
    Current Farmers!
    • Skilled Labor
    Local Residents / Food Consumers
    • Garden Training – Workshops
    • Produce Sales
  • Organic Farm Program
    Who Does The Farm Serve?
    Local People Who Like To Eat Good Food
    • Farm Stand
    • Farmers Market
    • Veggie Boxes
    Schools
    • Daycare Veggie Boxes
    • Lunch Programs - Marin Organic: www.marinorganic.org
    Restaurants
    • Rustic Bakery
    • Boca Steak & Seafood
    • Boca Pizzeria
    Local Food Bank
  • Organic Farm Program
    Successes
    • Farm program doubled enrollment at College of Marin’s Indian Valley Campus in 2 years!
    • 23 students have worked/learned as farm crew.
    • Education Award Program - $55,000 in AmeriCorps scholarships has been awarded.
    • Currently in 5th semester of farm class. 162 students have completed the course. The class always has a wait list.
    • 9 workshops and 270 attendees, in partnership with Master Gardeners
    • Program participants farming: 2 through AmeriCorps, 2 in Asia, 10 at local Marin County farms
    • Summer youth program, Project ReGeneration - youth earned $63,000 in scholarships while serving community and working on the farm.
  • Organic Farm Program
    Challenges
    Balancing Educational Mission with Market Commitments
    • Meeting Demand
    • Giving Tours and Getting the Work Done
    Organizational Structure
    • Many part-time employees
    Organic Standards
    • Strict Regulations, Enormous Record Keeping
    Center of Activity – Success AND Challenge
  • Organic Farm Program
    What’s Next?
    Grow Food – Grow Community
    March 24
    • CA State Department of Labor press conference at our farm on March 24 announcing the first ever State-approved Organic Farm Apprenticeship Program through a Community College in the Nation!
    • College Credit, Working While Learning, Hands-On
    • Allows students opportunities on other local farms
  • Organic Farm Program
    Thank you!
  • CAPTURING OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND PROGRAMS BY FULFILLINGCOMMUNITY NEED
    Recent Survey of Institutions Involved in Partnership
    GROWTH and SUCCESS
    Changes in Education/Community Partnerships That Were Polled
    Increase in Demand
    Education, Government, and Business Agendas Driving Change
    More Use of Technology
    More Community Involvement
    Addressing Emergent Issues
    Greatest Assistance in Making Education/Community Partnership Successful
    Clear Vision; Desired Achievement
    Strong Leadership and Management
    Good Communication Amongst Stakeholders
    A Shared Sense of Ownership
    Strong Partnership Culture
    Annual Global Business-Education-Community Partnerships Survey
  • CAPTURING OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND PROGRAMS BY FULFILLINGCOMMUNITY NEED
    Recent Survey of Institutions Involved in Partnership
    LESSONS: ATTRIBUTES OF STRONG COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
    Attributes of Successful Community Partnerships
    Leaders Encourage and Support Change
    Leaders Seek Incremental Changes
    Barriers That Prevent Leaders’ Support of Change
    Too Busy for Change
    Curriculum, Scheduling, and Facilities Not Supportive of Change
    Annual Global Business-Education-Community Partnerships Survey
  • CAPTURING OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND PROGRAMS BY FULFILLINGCOMMUNITY NEED
    Copies of this Presentation can be obtained by contacting: SCUP@vbnarch.com
    Jenna BragerFarm CoordinatorIndian Valley Organic Farm & Gardenjbrager@conservationcorpsnorthbay.org
    Pat CornelyExecutive Director Kirsch Center for the EnvironmentDe Anza Community CollegeCornelyPat@fhda.edu
    Pamela Anderson-BruléPresidentAnderson Brulé Architectspamela@aba-arch.com
    Rob BarthelmanPrincipalVBN Architectsrob@vbnarch.com