Additional Information on Report Card Metrics
SUNY and the Vibrant Community
Community Well-Being Index
The SUNY New Paltz Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) will apply the measures developed in its Hudson Valley Regional Well-Being study to map the well-being of all of New York’s counties, outside of New York City, using the 2005-2009 census data set. The overall score of the region will be computed by eight indicators: economy, education, environment, community and equity, governance, health, arts and culture, and safety. Additionally, the index will categorize counties based upon the presence and concentration of higher education institutions, with an effort to discretely identify the portion that may be allocated to SUNY.
The indicators used by CRREO are composed of the below measurements:
All indicators will meet the CRREO’s standards in terms of relevance, ability to reflect community values, validity and representativeness, familiarity, be statistically measureable, logically or scientifically defensible, reliable, available and have police relevance.
Each indicator will have a score from zero to 100. Scores in both individual categories and an overall score will be reported.
Campuses Committed to Service Learning Plans and Signature Community Engagement Projects
Establishing a system-wide implementation of service learning plans tailored to the need and capabilities of each campus will allow individual campuses to thrive in their respective communities while uniting the SUNY system in its quest to become better anchor institutions across the state. Each service-learning plan will meet the committee’s resolution as well as have campus support. Signature Community Engagement Projects will also be established by campuses but in agreement with the committee’s resolution.
SUNY Passport Partners Recruited
With a plethora of arts and culture opportunities at the fingertips of all New Yorkers, we will encourage our students and faculty to take advantage of these opportunities. Through reciprocal partnerships among all SUNY campuses, as well as strategic alliances with cultural institutions, state offices, and local tourism boards, SUNY Passport will offer free or discounted admission to a wide range of cultural and recreational attractions for students, faculty and staff—making both the on- and off-campus resources of the entire SUNY system available to our students.
National Recognition of Campus Community Service
A campus’ collaboration between itself and their larger communities (local, state, national and global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources must not go unnoticed, as it positively contributes to the vitality of the communities in which campuses are based. Nationally recognized organizations rank colleges on their participation in community service, such as the Carnegie Elective Classifications for Community Engagement and the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. SUNY and the Vibrant Community will partner with campuses to help them apply for such honors and advise the direction of their community service initiatives to promote placement on these lists.
Quantifying the Impact of Volunteerism Performed by SUNY Students, Faculty, and Staff
Each year, hundreds of thousands of hours of community service are provided for communities in New York and around the world by SUNY students and faculty. Although participants are not rewarded for their efforts, the entities who accept such services are reaping significant financial savings. This project aims at quantifying the dollar amount of savings SUNY provides the state of New York. Using a nationally recognized rate of community service, we can calculate exactly how much SUNY’s community service efforts are aiding the state.
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