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Engagement Inventory Instructions

For your reference, the community engagement definition below will help you decide if an activity or project qualifies as an "engagement" activity.

Definition of engagement, as seen on page 6 of the UB 2020 Engagement Task Force Final Report, December 2013:

“Engagement is the partnership of university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching, and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues, and contribute to the public good.”

Source: Fitzgerald, H.E., Burack, C. & Seifer, S.D. (2010). Handbook of Engaged Scholarship, Vol. 1: Institutional Change. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.
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Below are the instructions for completing the engagement inventory form. NOTE: Whether you are logging your activities or someone else's, enter your UBIT when prompted.

We ask that you complete the survey once for each engagement activity/project you wish to enter. PLEASE USE ONE FORM FOR EACH PROJECT or ACTIVITY (at the end of the form you may click on "additional projects" to begin a new entry).

How will your information be used?

We appreciate your help and willingness to participate in the process of cataloging the university's engagement activities so that faculty, staff and the public at large can have one place to search and view all of the important community engagement work at UB. If approved by your dean or unit head, the records you enter via this instrument will appear on the Engagement Inventory public website in the future. (For this reason, you may wish to inform your community partners that their organization names will appear on a public website.)

Any engagement activity records that you submit must first be reviewed by our office and eventually approved for publication by your dean or unit leader, prior to the records appearing on the live Engagement Inventory website. Therefore, what you submit will not immediately appear on the Engagement Inventory website.

Thank you for being a respondent to the Engagement Inventory survey. This data collection is managed by the Office of Educational Collaboration & Engagement (ECE).