3. Civic Engagement
The goal of this plan is to coordinate, elevate and increase the scale of UCLA’s existing civic engagement efforts, emphasize reciprocity and mutuality in community partnerships, and communicate our joint accomplishments more effectively to our alumni and to the local community. In order to make civic engagement an integral part of campus culture, a service learning requirement should be established for undergraduates and an administrative or academic leadership position should be created to champion and coordinate efforts.
Culture, Administration & CommunicationReframe UCLA’s mission statement to underscore the critical nature of community partnershipsCreate an administrative or academic leadership position to coordinate engagement efforts
Rewards and IncentivesReward students, faculty, staff and administrators for contributions to community engagementProvide incentives for existing and new campus-community partnerships
AssessmentCollect quality data on campus-community engagementFeature bi-directional flow of information in all assessment protocols