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Monitoring and Measuring Community Engagement

  About the Program

Virginia Tech is pleased to present Monitoring and Measuring Community Engagement, home of the Engagement Academy for University Leaders, endorsed by AASCU, CUMU, NOSC, CCPH, TRE, NERCHE, Carnegie Foundation, and APLU. This unique executive development program is designed for institutional teams or individuals responsible for developing institutional capacity for monitoring and measuring community engagement activities. Past attendees include Directors, Associate Deans or Deans, other administrators, including institutional research leaders. Participants will return to their campuses with a specific plan to advance the institutional approach to monitoring and measuring engagement as well as effectively link community engagement to the teaching, research, and service missions of the institution.

Participants will clarify their monitoring and measurement goals, explore examples of different types of monitoring and measuring schemes, and identify their institutions' data needs based on perspectives and expectations of their multiple constituencies of engagement. Participants will understand how monitoring and measurement strategies build institutional capacity for engagement and can improve quality performance. The program also addresses issues of building participation and communicating with audiences.

Program Features:

  • Assessment information and tools are available to begin gathering data before you arrive
  • Institutional case studies
  • Clarification of institutional goals for engagement
  • Examples of good practice
  • Matching data strategies to diverse constituent groups
  • Peer networking and benchmarking opportunities
  • Action planning tips, tools, and techniques to link data to improvement
  • Access to the latest research, models, and strategies for monitoring community engagement
  • Return to campus with an implementation plan
  • Coaching sessions with leaders in the field

See Ideal Plan, Process, and Team for more information.

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$1599 per person
Includes instructional materials, on-site faculty coaching, planning tools and resources, continuous break service, and lunches.


Teams are encouraged, individuals accepted

Registration deadline is: TBD


This program is appropriate for individuals; teams are highly encouraged.

The program is especially designed for those professionals in the following roles:

  • Institutional researchers and personnel responsible for institutional planning and/or assessment
  • Individuals or teams responsible for accreditation self-study or planning for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
  • Vice presidents, provosts for outreach, extension or engagement and/or staff teams from these types of departments
  • Directors responsible for community engagement, service-learning or other engaged curricular strategies, engaged research, outreach, economic development or community partnerships
  • Deans, department heads, faculty who are leading engagement activities

For more information about the content of the program, contact:
Jeri Childers, Fellow
Center for Organizational & Technological Advancement
Virginia Tech
Email: jlc@vt.edu

For more information about registration, hotel or travel information, contact:
Alissa Floyd, Project Manager
Center for Organizational & Technological Advancement
Virginia Tech
Email: avfloyd@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-2014


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