Carnegie Working Groups

UW Bothell Carnegie Working Group Accomplishments

Scope of responsibilities for Working Groups include a balance between: a) curating analyses of existing activities; b) designing new assessment measurements; c) defining policies and campus statements; d) leading and operationalizing recommendations for further institutional development of CE at UWB. The process of pursuing Carnegie serves as both an organizing moment to understand and align existing work, and as a catalyzing moment to identify, implement, and support strategic institutional development as we move forward.

Assessment Working Group:
Faculty leads: Shauna Carlisle (IAS) and Andrea Stone (NHS)

  • Community Impact Assessment
    • Completed four community partner focus groups with 20 community partners across multiple sectors (non-profit, for-profit, government, and schools).
    • Community partner focus group data has been analyzed and informed the development of a Community Partner Impact Survey that was sent as a pilot to 228 partners over the summer. A total of 40 community partners completed the survey. Data analysis ongoing.
    • Initial fingings included in the application.
  • Student Impact Assessment
    • Data from the 2011 – 2017 Community-Based Learning Impact Scale (quarterly survey that goes out to all CBLR students upon a completion of a CBLR course) was analyzed and the findings have been included in the application.
  • Faculty Impact Assessment
    • Completed a total of four faculty focus groups with 15 faculty across all schools.
    • Faculty focus group data analyzed and informed the development of a Faculty Impact Survey that was sent to all faculty (n=445). A total of 64 faculty responded to the survey.
    • Initial findings included in the application.

These assessment tools will contribute to a campus-level systematic way to assess UW Bothell community engagement in relation to community partners and faculty, highlighting successes and identifying areas of improvement. 

Curricular and Co-Curricular Working Group:
Faculty leads: David Goldstein (IAS) and Jeff Jensen (STEM)

  • Development of a draft process for formally designating community-engaged courses, standard for designation, and process of review for designation.
  • Development of draft community engagement learning objectives.
  • In early winter quarter, faculty leads met with the Student Affairs team to gather initial data on co-curricular examples of community engagement within student affairs programs to capture Student Affairs’ co-curricular community engagement work.
  • Initiated conversations with Central Registrar around “CE” course designation for student transcripts and time schedules.
  • Proposed the adoption of a new Undergraduate Learning Goal focused on community engagement and service. GFO-EC to review the proposal in Autumn 2019.
    • Proposed Undergraduate Learning Goal: Students will apply theory and skills that contribute to the public good by linking the conceptual to the practical through mutually beneficial engagement with community.
  • Collaborated with the Student Affairs team to gather data on co-curricular examples of community engagement within student affairs programs to capture Student Affairs' co-curricular community engagement work.

Faculty Rewards Working Group:
Faculty leads: Ed Buendia (SES) and Keith Nitta (IAS)

  • Collection of Promotion and Tenure (P&T) Statements from all five UW Bothell Schools during meetings with each School’s Dean and leadership team regarding the recognition of faculty’s community engagement efforts, as well as faculty and staff scholarship of community engagement examples.
  • Collected model P&T Statements from universities and colleges across the country. 
  • Met with CCPTFA and the Diversity Council to discuss the recognition of community engagement in Faculty P&T policies. 
  • Drafted a statement on Promoting an Inclusive Definition of Scholarship at UW Bothell which as passed by the GFO-EC in December 2018.

We are committed to diverse forms of scholarship, and we believe that scholarship should be made public in meaningful and significant ways. Scholarship may contribute to disciplinary or interdisciplinary knowledge; be conducted in collaboration with community and organizational partners; and offer new theoretical insights or forge new fields of inquiry.  Because of the breadth of scholarly activity and its conduct, the path and gestation period of any scholarly agenda will vary according to the nature of its questions and the means of their pursuit.

In order to ensure alignment with school- and division-based statements, we recommend that each unit complete a review of its P&T criteria (tenure- and lecturer-track) for inclusion of work on community-engagement and diversity, inclusion, and equity.  Each unit should then review its P&T policies and practices to remove obstacles to the valuing of work that matches those criteria in P&T processes.

Partnership Strategies Working Group:
Faculty leads: Jason Naranjo (SES) and Surya Pathak (BUS)

  • Initial community partnership grid, with over 30 partners that currently work with various UW Bothell Schools, circulated to School Deans with a request for further details about each School’s five primary partners.
  • Collaborated on the selection of the 15 representative partnerships to be highlighted in the application. Facilitated focus group with representatives of the UW Bothell Advisory Board over the summer to gain insight into developing an intentional institutional partnership strategy.  

Institutional Indicators Working Group:
Leads: Joy Emory (Office of Institutional Research) and Jonathan Cluts (Academic Affairs, Director of Strategic Initiatives)

  • Outreach to various units on campus to obtain community engagement data, including: Office of Institutional Research, Student Affairs, Career Services, Counseling Office, Office of Research, Office of Advancement and External Relations, Organizational Excellence and Human Resources, School of Business, School of Educational Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing and Health Studies, School of Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering.
  • Drafted responses to application questions pertaining to institutional mission, economic procurement, and adding pertinent institutional information/contacts throughout the application.
  • Individual outreach to additional faculty and staff across campus with specific data asks and Carnegie questions of relevance to their work.

The above work has been completed by Carnegie working groups between September 2017 and April 2019. A completed application was submitted on April 15, 2019. Each working group also submitted a list of recommendations in the integration and assessment of community engagement on the UW Bothell campus.