Equity Taskforce Recommendations to the CCMA Board

Guiding Questions:

  • What does a high level of integration of CE and JEDI look like for community partnerships, students, and for faculty projects?
  • How do we move from the what we say we do on paper, and the measurement in numbers, to how people experience JEDI–how people within communities and partnerships experience JEDI?
  • How do we narrow and eliminate the gap between the official practice and the lived experience of students, faculty, all members of the campus-community (including contractual workers), and the larger community of which the campus is a part?
  • How do we know, and how do we show that JEDI is embedded in the DNA of the culture of institutions’ civic and community engagement partnerships?
  • How do we use JEDI as a framework for making decisions in our community partnerships and civic and community engagement initiatives?
  1. Walk the Talk: CCMA will continue its own internal equity audit, ongoing learning, and reflection.
  2. Use the term JEDI: Add “Justice” to DEI language, using “JEDI” moving forward, in CCMA website, documents, plans. (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion)
  3. Provide Resources to Members: Gather, develop, and share (on the CCMA website) resources about the intersection of civic engagement and JEDI work for students, faculty, institutions, community partnerships, including how to recognize, incentivize, and sustain it.
    1. Highlight Best Practices: Collect and highlight best practices where CE and JEDI are deeply integrated.
    2. Develop Guiding Questions: Create guiding questions that can assist institutions in reflecting on how they are integrating JEDI explicitly and intentionally in their civic and community engagement moving forward.
    3. Develop Institutionalization Rubric: Adapt the Furco rubric to show intersection with JEDI to support campuses as they institutionalize and sustain JEDI in their civic and community engagement efforts and culture. Link this institutionalization document with MSCHE Standards and Carnegie Community Engagement questions/standards.
    4. Provide Thought-Leadership: Host panels, COPs, and continuously raise awareness and interest to build JEDI skill and muscle.
    5. Develop Assessment Tools: Together with IR specialists, build out how we can assess progress in student learning, faculty development, institutionalization, and community partnerships.
    6. Develop and Administer Survey(s): To asset map institutions’ work, and what (resources, convenings, professional development, etc.) they need to move forward.
    7. Develop Training Tools for campuses, including those starting out on their journey and institutions focused on sustaining their efforts.
  4. Assess Collective Impact: Determine collectively how institutions can not only assess their own progress, but assess our progress as a consortium and region toward this collectively embraced vision of integrating civic and community engagement with explicit JEDI outcomes. How will our combined higher education institutions demonstrate CEJEDI progress for students, faculty, institutions, and communities?
  5. Continue the Conversation: Invite ETF members to continue this conversation and work. Include other leaders who are drawn to and committed to this work, especially including IR/assessment specialists.