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Increase Community and Global Engagement

IUSSW is committed to excellence in community and global collaborative education, research, and service for advancing social and economic justice, empowerment, and human well-being in a changing global landscape. To realize this vision, we will engage in implementable strategies to raise our visibility and presence across IU campuses in the IUSSW system, as well as local, state, national, and international arenas. We seek to ensure our communications include diverse perspectives and that we are visible in diverse communities.

Focus Area 1. Raising our Visibility and Presence #

Research, including Market Research, will allow us to determine the degree of IUSSW’s presence in communities, how our presence is perceived, the impact of our presence, and the best practice approaches for strengthening community and global-based collaborations. We aim to maximize the mutual benefits associated with community and global engagement education, scholarship, and research.

Two strategic goals will guide our work in focus area # #

  1. IUSSW is committed to excellence in community and global-based collaborative education, research, and service for advancing social and economic justice, empowerment, and human well-being in a changing global landscape.

  2. The IUSSW implements strategies that raise our visibility and presence at various IU campuses, local, state, national, and international arenas.

Our plan seeks to identify and strategically engage opportunities and resources to strengthen our existing and ongoing partnerships, both within and outside of the University. We also aim to attract additional opportunities and resources for taking on new and innovative community and global initiatives, such as expanding the behavioral health academy model, and developing partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to remain competitive in an increasingly dynamic world.

Focus Area 2: Showing Evidence of Community Impact #

In an effort to demonstrate the impact of our community and global engagement efforts, we will develop and institutionalize internal mechanisms to gather, report, and utilize relevant data. The ability to monitor our impact increases our capacity to sustain, encourage, and increase IUSSW faculty, staff, and students’ motivation for community and globally engaged education, scholarship, research, and service. Celebrating our progress and applying the results of our assessments will continue to inform IUSSW’s ongoing planning.

One strategic goal will guide our work in focus area # #

  1. The IUSSW identifies and applies different assessment and dissemination tools to show the impact of our community-based collaborations, and to ensure continuous evaluation of our community and globally engaged impacts.

The IUSSW will identify and apply different assessment and dissemination tools to show the impact of our community-based collaboration and to ensure continuous evaluation of our community and globally engaged impacts. We aim to highlight IUSSW’s community and global engagement efforts through the use of diverse data collection strategies, reporting, and dissemination mechanisms. Outlets such as social media, media, quarterly newsletters, testimonies, and our website can serve to engage a diverse stakeholder audience and ensure that content is inclusive of all campuses and programs of both Social Work and Labor Studies.