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2018 Bonner Campus-wide Engagement


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Infrastructure to support a culture of service and civic engagement, shared at the 2018 New Bonner Directors and Coordinators Orientation.

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2018 Bonner Campus-wide Engagement

  1. 1. Campus-Wide Engagement Infrastructure to Support a Culture of Service & Civic Engagement
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover • Campus Infrastructure • Collaborating across Campus • Student-Led Engagement • Faculty Engagement • Institutional Commitment
  3. 3. Campus Infrastructure
  4. 4. Consider… • Visibility and location • Institutional respect and positioning • The potential for building a culture of service • How change happens at your institution • Access to leadership
  5. 5. Ensure… • Access to resources • Access to students • Access and status with faculty • Strong relationships across key departments ✓ Admissions ✓ Financial Aid ✓ Development/Advancement ✓ Academics
  6. 6. Student Affairs Strengths Concerns Other • Fit with departmental mission; student- led programs; larger scale; access to areas like Residence Life & fees • Fails to become integrated at institution’s core (faculty); lack of curricular change; 
 second class status • Many campuses have started from this vantage point • Consider building developmentalmo del buy-in
  7. 7. Strengths Concerns Other • Access to faculty • Status within institution • Connect research and scholarship • Service can be episodic if only tied to courses; must put attention on student leadership • Having program under Academic Affairs does not guarantee curricular change Academic Affairs
  8. 8. Strengths Concerns Other • May leverage resources & change opportunities; curricular and 
 co-curricular integration • Coordination and decision- making involves more time & people; top down vs. bottom up • Many established campuses seem to be moving here, but some wait for vision Integrated Center
  9. 9. Stakeholder Mapping • Staffing • Student Leadership • Budget • Authority • Institutionalization • Alignment
  10. 10. Collaborating Across Campus
  11. 11. Opportunities to Collaborate Academic Departments Chaplain/ Religious Life Public Relations/ IT Department Student Life/ Affairs Career Services Multicultural Affairs Study Abroad Admissions Leverage Bonners to Build Campus- Wide Culture of Service
  12. 12. Admissions: Admit the Best Class • recruitment • pipelines • selection • diversity • reputation • media • news & events • website & social media • branding • e-portfolio Public Relations/IT: Market Civic Engagement
  13. 13. Student Affairs: Mobilize Students • student development • shared training • integrated calendar • clubs & events • learning communities • career advising • professional training • networking • fairs & employment • career exploration Career Services: Promote Post-Graduate Success
  14. 14. Multicultural Affairs: Build an Inclusive Campus • diversity training recruitment • community relations • special projects • study abroad • service trips • internships • training & courses International Office: Foster Global Perspectives
  15. 15. Academic Departments: Link Across the Curriculum • CBR & research • courses (designator) • High-Impact Practices • pathways • minor/majors • find service minded • vocational discernment • advising • spiritual exploration Chaplain/Religious Life: Foster Reflection
  16. 16. Student-Led Engagement
  17. 17. Campus-Wide Structures Campus Center(s) Staff Student Leaders Faculty, Administrators & Other Centers Student Affairs Administrators & Other Offices Bonner Site/ Issue-Based Teams Environment, Arts Smith School Boys & Girls Club Other Regular Service Programs Tutors & Mentors Bonner “Lite” Programs Academic Affairs / Departments Mind Your Business (Biz School) Housing Coalition (Sociology) Student Affairs Clubs & Orgs Day of Service Events Walks Food Drives Orientation Greek Life Community Partners
  18. 18. Residence Life Alpha Phi Omega Service Program Green Fellows Athletes Greek Life Service Coalition Bonner StudentsYouth Education Hunger Student Government
  19. 19. Campus-Wide Service Events Series of Service Events Campus Calendar Coordinating Council Incentives Inventory of Issues Culture of Service on Campus Faculty Engagement Issue-Based Catalyst Student Led Engagement: Organizing Tactics
  20. 20. • Conflict and misalignment with other campus departments or administration • Students are overcommitted • Lack of financial resources • Service programming is not connected or centralized • Lack of student interest and commitment to service • Lack of staff or organizational capacity • Transportation issues • Broadening the pool of students involved Student-Led Engagement: Challenges
  21. 21. Rider University
  22. 22. Christopher Newport University Graduate with Service Distinction! Take your community service work to the next level.  Amplify your education.   Make a meaningful impact in the community.  
  23. 23. Stetson University
  24. 24. Bonner Wiki Resources
  25. 25. 1. Existing programs, do an honest appraisal of where you are housed and the strengths, concerns, and opportunities for greater institutional support. 2. New programs, carefully consider and discuss where you will be housed and the strengths, concerns, and opportunities for greater institutional support. 3. Review the Self-Assessment Tool, especially categories for center infrastructure and institutionalization. Self concrete goals for what you need to focus on first. 4. Develop your budget and benchmark your institution’s allocation of resources (use Bonner Wiki and Campus Compact resources to help). 5. Have lunch with representatives from each department highlighted here. Build and strengthen relationships by getting them connected to Bonner! 6. Understand and assess how other students are getting engaged (clubs, organizations, Greek Life, courses, etc.). Develop a campus-wide strategy. To Do Checklist (p. 38 in Handbook)
  26. 26. Engaging Faculty
  27. 27. •Connect with Bonners (learning, capstones, etc.) •Integrate community engagement across curriculum •Enhance resources, projects, and capacity building for partners and communities •Enact higher education’s public mission (producing knowledge for real-world application) •Elevate institutional outcomes and reputation Why Engage Faculty?
  28. 28. Continuum of Strategies Foundational Transformational Alignment Short-term but critical investments & strategies Ongoing and requiring sustained relationships & program management Necessary for shifting institutional culture and policies
  29. 29. •Resource library and articles •Assist faculty with site connections and transportation •Share publication opportunities •Take to Bonner and other conferences •Involve in doing self-assessment •Help faculty members with courses (reflection) •Faculty recognition •Write letters of reference for tenure portfolios ( Foundational
  30. 30. •Faculty Development Workshops and Seminars •Faculty Fellowships •Student Teaching Assistants (Students as Colleagues) •Course development support (Mini-Grants for Service- Learning, CBR, etc.) •Faculty Advisory Boards •Departmental Strategies •Social Action Course Model Transformational
  31. 31. •Strategic Planning •Student Learning Outcomes/Assessment •Course Designators •QEPs/Accreditation and External Reviews •Tenure & Promotion Support •Working on creation of academic pathways Institutional Alignment
  32. 32. Bonner Wiki Resources
  33. 33. Bonner Wiki Resources: Guides •Faculty Engagement Strategies •Faculty Reading Group or Learning Circles •Faculty Development Seminars •Student as Colleagues •Faculty Training and Immersion Into Community •Linking with Accreditation Review •Engaging Faculty and Cross-Functional Staff in Designing Student Learning Outcomes •Tenure and Promotion Revision 
  34. 34. Bonner Wiki Resources
  35. 35. 1. Make time to do a thorough survey and inventory of which faculty are engaged and in what ways. The Bonner Foundation can give you models. 2. Engage Bonner student leaders in helping by meeting with faculty (chairs and key leaders) across campus. 3. Pick a few foundational strategies for faculty, such as sharing literature, helping with reflection, and recognizing faculty. 4. Invest time in 1-2 transformational strategies, such as a Faculty Fellowship Cohort or others (especially those that will help with capstones) 5. Existing programs especially, do an honest appraisal of faculty engagement and identify which transformational and alignment strategies are most needed. 6. Join a supportive learning community with the Bonner Foundation and Network to hep you. Contact a Foundation staff member! To Do Checklist (p. 37 in Handbook)
  36. 36. Institutional Support
  37. 37. • Visibility in online and written communications (from recruiting to news) • Access to and support of senior leadership • Financial support (i.e., work study, stipends) for students to engage • Faculty engagement and curricular links • Lived mission, strategic plans, policies, and budget that reflects civic/community engagement priorities Signs of Institutional Support
  38. 38. Irving, now in Multicultur al Life, is a Bonner Alum too
  39. 39. Eleanor is a Bonner and Congress Rep who has helped to foster integration
  40. 40. 1. Review institutional mission statement to identify public purpose and key aims. 2. Review institutional learning outcomes to identify potential connections. 3. Review institutional strategic plan to identify where “civic” is in it. 4. Meet with your President. 5. Meet with your Provost. 6. Meet with key Opinion Leaders (faculty, VPs, etc. who have influence) 7. Share the Bonner website (strategic initiatives section) and relevant publications by Bonner (books, AAC&U Diversity & Democracy, etc.) 8. Commit to doing a 3-5 year strategic plan for Bonner and community engagement. You can invite a Foundation staff member to help facilitate sessions. To Do Checklist (p. 37 in Handbook)