WSU Community Engagement Network
Washington State University is a public research university committed to its land-grant heritage and tradition of service to society. In alignment with this mission and WSU’s strategic plan, the WSU Community Engagement Network is a cohesive network comprised of representatives across the WSU system. Through reciprocal community-university partnerships, we encourage transformational curricular and co-curricular student experiences and engage faculty, staff, and community partners to support our communities of practice and purpose for the public good.
Goals & Objectives
Developing more Efficient System-wide Collaboration
- Create efficiencies in process to reduce duplication (e.g. risk management, shared data collection and assessment on student learning and community impact).
- Creating a community and a network for learning, supporting, strategizing, coordinating and collaborating for advancing community engagement across the university system
- Develop a systemwide communication strategy for publication of stories, courses, and impacts across the system.
Supporting System-wide Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
- Develop training for faculty committees on how to evaluate community-based scholarship in the tenure and promotion process and provide faculty resources and support (e.g., public scholarship) Note: Support people doing public scholarship.
- Provide ongoing training opportunities for faculty systemwide via webinars and other relevant delivery systems (Note: trainings could include topical issues like food insecurity, community-based health/wellness or trainings around process, I.e. campus advocacy, curriculum, interacting with campus and systemwide CCE entities, etc.)
- Develop a community based research agenda that captures, among other things, the impact of WSU community collaborations.
- Engage new faculty through such things as new faculty orientations, to engage faculty interest in collaboration with community partners.
- Promote graduate student involvement in engagement/service work to foster linkages between their research and service agendas.
Establishing Impactful, Co-Educator, and Community-based Partnerships
- Align community partnership development across the university system.
- Strategic, regular community needs assessments applicable across campuses and initiatives
- Partnership development around relationship building
- Partner recognition opportunities
Current Campus/Extension Representatives
WSU Health Sciences Spokane
- Verónica Puente, Director of Student Equity, Leadership, and Community
- Kathie Chi, Student Involvement and Community Engagement Coordinator
- Tiffanie Braun, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement
- Ben Calabretta, Associate Director of Civic Learning & Leadership
- Jessica Perone, Faculty Consultant
- Ryan T. Lazo, Community Partnerships Coordinator
- Jeanne Weiler, Community Engagement-Pullman, Office of the President
- Brian Kraft, Assistant Vice President, Office of Research
- Tiffany Reiss, Program Coordinator, Innovation and Research Engagement
- Jamie Heppler, Executive Director of Advancement & Community Engagement
- Kelly Slocum Gabel, Development Coordinator
- Kate McAteer, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
- Anna Plemons, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs
- Stephanie Bauman, Associate Professor, Psychology
- Shannon Calderone, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
- Narek Daniyelyan, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships
- Johanna Phelps, Director of Technical and Professional Writing, Assistant Professor of English
- Mark Beattie, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
- Lucrezia Paxson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Murrow College of Communications
- Mike Gaffney, Assistant Director, WSU Extension
- Christina Sanders, Director, WSU Division of Governmental Studies & Services