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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Compact process for fiscal year 2020

In past years, I've shared with you how the Compact process works and the annual results of the process for CLA. You can peruse a collection of these posts to get more elaborate detail. For now, I'll provide the thumbnail view of the process during the academic year 2018-19, which affects the budget for fiscal year 2020.

At the general level, the Compact process provides an opportunity for a general overview of collegiate plans, priorities, and financial operations with our colleagues in Central administration. At a more specific level, the process involves a reallocation exercise and, in most years, an investment exercise.

Results from the 2018 CLA Public Engagement and Volunteerism Survey

Engagement is a word used quite frequently by universities and colleges and certainly something we talk about quite a bit in CLA. It is one of the four pillars in the CLA Roadmap, and we can point to many individual faculty and staff examples of significant public engagement.

How widespread are our efforts? It can be difficult to track, so in 2018, we conducted the College of Liberal Arts 2018 Public Engagement and Volunteerism Survey. Administered in April 2018 of last year to 1400 CLA faculty and staff (with about 27% completing the survey), the results are now available -- and they are significant.

Check out this infographic for an overview of the results and some of the open-ended comments. Check out this report by CLA's Director of Public Engagement Amelious Whyte for a more thorough analysis of the results.