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Appendix 3


Appendix 3

Theme 3 -- Strengthening Community Engagement

Appendix 3A

Considerations for the Council on Informed Engagement

  1. Lead initiatives in which we offer our distinctive knowledge, resources, and capabilities to address systemic problems in our community and throughout the world;

  2. Pursue academic partnerships with local, national, and global constituents that are focused on meeting human needs;

  3. Form stronger, more strategic community partnerships that improve the quality of life for Central Texans;

  4. Support local research that provides a foundation for effective solutions to community concerns;

  5. Integrate service into the fabric of campus life, grounded in a Christian understanding of hospitality that motivates humble service to all even as we remain faithful to our distinctive commitments;

  6. Build a robust and coordinated set of activities and programs that help all students navigate the path from matriculation to their initial and future vocations;

  7. Provide additional opportunities for students to explore and discern beliefs, convictions, and vocations;

  8. Provide greater opportunities for students to learn from the rich cultural diversity of the student body and surrounding community;

  9. Continue to graduate students who are prepared and committed to influence the world through intercultural understanding and ethical and compassionate service to others;

  10. Enhance curriculum and initiatives to help students develop as ethical leaders informed by biblical perspectives;

  11. Strengthen experiential learning programs that develop leadership and provide opportunities for practice and reflection (e.g., internships, research opportunities, service-learning courses, discipline-specific mission trips, and student organization involvement);

  12. Expand opportunities for our students to engage with community, state, national, and international leaders;

  13. Showcase Arts & Sciences Community Engagement and Service-Learning;

  14. Show what we are doing and why. Describe need for community leaders and partners;

  15. Have a one-page digital form for all Community Engagement and Service-Learning projects to turn in;

  16. Provide community service awards for research, education, and service for faculty, staff, and students;

  17. Encourage students to develop a Community Engagement and Service-Learning transcript and/or reflection journal; and

  18. Establish stronger relationships with the community for cultural events, such as Visual and Performing Arts (Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Mayborn Museum Complex, and Martin Museum of Art) and Clinical Health Care (Piper Child Development Center, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Psychology).